NZ Certificate in Communication Media (Level 4)

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17 weeks


Level 4

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Start your communication media career

Develop your knowledge and experience in screen production and music to expand your skills in filming, editing and audio techniques and music composition and production.

Successful completion of this certificate will assist your application into the NZ Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5), the NZ Diploma in Music (Level 5) or the Bachelor of Creative Practice.

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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
  • Visual digital media
  • Portfolio development

Your future career and study opportunities

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 for 2024:

  • June


Entry requirements

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