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

Fees:
Domestic
$6,450
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$29,670
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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