Creativity Technology

This is a course that uses a wide range of creative technologies to develop creative skills. Our aim is to give students a taste of career pathways that are available within the art and design discipline. Digital literacy and a willingness to work on computers is essential, as these skills, alongside physical making skills are developed through the course. Students will learn about Adobe CC applications, and they will work individually and collaboratively on projects in areas such as: film making, basics of game design, costume design and prop building, and Toi Māori. Students who gain the most from this course are those who are willing to experiment and work outside their comfort zones to create highly conceptual and imaginative works.


Campus: Te Kāhui Auaha, Wellington 
Cost:  Free
Days: Thursday & Friday 
Hours: 9.00am – 2.30pm (half hour lunch) 
Equipment: Protective clothing and safety equipment is provided if appropriate 
Travel: This is provided free, subject to students meeting the MoE requirements 
Dates:  Thursday 11 February – Friday 12 November 2021 (34 weeks), normal school holidays apply 
Application:  Students must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Wellington region and be enrolled in the WTA by their secondary school 
Interview: Students must attend an interview. We encourage a family member or school representative to attend 


NCEA Level 2 with credit towards Vocational Pathway award.


On successful completion of this course, students will have gained 43 credits. 

Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing this strand will be able to:

  • create designs using a range of tools and techniques
  • use creative industry software and hardware 
  • understand and use Māori art design elements and techniques


Assessment is competency based against unit standard outcomes and related evidence requirements.
They will follow the processes required by NZQA and relevant industry requirements as outlined by the relevant Industry Training Organisations.


Students will be assessed against the following criteria:


Course Title Title Credits Version

New Media

Comprises the following unit standards: 

2 23  
10197   Light for a basic moving image shoot  2 5 6
10353   Shoot material for a production with a moving image camera 2 5 6
18740   Create a simple computer program to meet a set brief 2 3 6
 29773  Produce digital images for a range of digital media 2 3 1

29775  Use the main features of a web authoring and design tool to create a website

2 3 1
29776  Use the main features of an HTML editor to create a website  2 4 1

Design Fundamentals

Comprises the following unit standards:

2 12  

1280    Use graphics in communication

2 2 7

14995  Construct free-hand drawings for use in furniture making

2 2 3

27699  Research and design a costume for a specified performance context

2 4 3

27704  Design and construct item(s) to meet production needs for a performance context

2 4 4

Indigenous Design

Comprises the following unit standards:

2 8  

2580    Explain design elements used to generate Māori art design

2 4 10

2594     Employ drawing techniques to create Māori art

2 4 10

Study Pathways

Higher level study in visual and digital art and design 

NZ Certificate in Creativity (Level 4)