Level 5
Diploma in Creative Enterprise

launch your



fashion design level 5


Setup a business, get your first commission and see your dreams become reality.

With over 70% of designers running a freelance business, creatives need the entrepreneurial skills for long-term business success. This course will help you identify your business niche, create a brand and marketing material, setup a business and start earning money as a creative professional.


NZ Diploma in Arts and Design

120 Credits

36 Teaching weeks 

2024 -  $7800.00 You may be eligible for fees free.

Eligible for StudyLink support.

Where does it lead?
Successful self-employment, freelance business, your own Design Company.

Entry requirements
Have a level 4 or above qualification in a specific creative discipline or equivalent experience.

No hidden costs
Students will need their own laptop & Adobe Creative Cloud student license and any other industry equipment. 
All other general equipment, materials and printing are supplied.

What’s in the course?

Students study a range of skills to set-up, operate and run their own creative enterprise. In their chosen creative discipline.


Students learn:


  • Business Finance

  • Accounting/ Invoicing

  • Business Branding

  • Marketing

  • Cultural, Legal and ethical practises

  • Te Tiriti /Waitangi Principles

  • How to present their design to a client

  • Professional networking



What is achieved?
On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Create a business plan along with a business forecast

  • Understand business accounting, taxes and charge out rates

  • Create own business brand representing their niche

  • Develop marketing strategies across multi media platforms

  • Understand cultural appropriation and legal obligations

  • Integrate Te Tiriti / Waitangi principles

  • Professionally deliver designs to client

  • Draw on support networks for their business



Pathway to your design career

Student Gallery

Explore some of the work our talented students have created