Graduate Diploma in Advertising Creativity

Gain the skills for an advertising career in as little as one year. You work on briefs from real clients, and write and design ads for real brands and products. This programme is recognised by the prestigious international Design and Art Direction (D&AD) University Network and the Commercial Communication Council (CCC).

You put together a professional portfolio of work for a career in an advertising agency’s creative department or a marketing communications company. Your work could even be published.

Guest speakers from leading advertising agencies and client companies like Spark, TVNZ, MediaWorks, Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB and Film Construction come in throughout the year to share their knowledge with students.

Minimum entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree OR relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree
  • Interview may be required
  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Completion of a copy test

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent
  • Art director
  • Copywriter
  • Creative departments of advertising agencies
  • Account service departments of advertising agencies
  • Non-traditional communication companies
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3621
Level:
7
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.