NZ Certificate in Communication Media [Level 4]

Study Options



17 weeks


Level 4

Do you want to start your creative career?

The NZ Certificate in Communication Media is a project-based programme for school leavers and adults who are interested in an introduction to a range of filming, editing and audio techniques, and basic music composition and production.

This programme has ‘real life’ opportunities with projects in a variety of contexts. It will introduce you to the bigger picture of the creative sector and how it operates both locally in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.

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As a graduate of this qualification you will be able to:

  • Apply a variety of introductory skills and techniques in screen and music production to investigate and produce work.
  • Apply creative processes and techniques to solve problems in response to a brief.
  • Demonstrate introductory work practices in the creative arts and explore potential education and employment pathways.
  • Collaborate with others, and reflect on, select and present work.

Subject Areas

  • Film production
  • Digital camera operation
  • Script writing
  • Sound editing
  • Music production
  • MIDI composition
  • Basic recording
  • Basic vocal production
  • Visual digital media
  • Portfolio development

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The NZ Certificate in Communication Media [Level 4] can lead you to apply for entry into the NZ Diploma in Music, NZ Diploma in Screen Production or the Bachelor of Creative Practice. The portfolio completed during the programme can be used to support an application or look for an entry level job in New Zealand’s fastest growing industry.



There is one entry date per year:

  • July


Entry Requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.