Learn how to turn your creative talents into a thriving business with this one-year course teaching entrepreneurial skills aimed at creative industries.

Importantly, you’ll already have creative flair, but if your undergraduate degree was in a discipline other than art or design, that’s no problem. You could also step up to this course from diploma level if you have relevant experience.

Through hands-on coursework in the areas of art, graphic design, fashion and interior design, you’ll learn how to innovate and how to navigate markets for your practice.

The emphasis is on refining and developing skills in a multidisciplinary framework.  You’ll learn to work in multidisciplinary teams to find solutions to entrepreneurial challenges.

You’ll gain skills in communicating concepts and building connections, researching the market and preparing a business plan, identifying new markets, building a website to promote your work, testing your viability through exhibitions and pop-up shops and applying for funding.

Get the skills today to become a successful creative entrepreneur.


  • graphic designer
  • museum and gallery work
  • independent studio/public works artist
  • artist’s assistant
  • retail display designer
  • printer
  • photographer
  • photographer’s assistant
  • tertiary teacher in the subjects of art and design

English Language requirements:

  • An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years.

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship course at the Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology in New Zealand. To avail of our coaching contact us by filling out the contact form on this website, calling us or walking into one of our centers.