Diploma in Multimedia and Web Development

Do you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Sean Parker with a career in multimedia or web-based applications? Well, this diploma will hone your technical and creative skills to set you on a path to a bright and prosperous future.

You will learn how to plan, design and construct fully interactive multimedia applications in a practical, hands-on way. And when you graduate you will be ready to take on new challenges in the constantly evolving multimedia industry.


Hawkes Bay Campus

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year

Course Type

Domestic, International

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Multimedia and web development are the fastest growing areas of the IT industry worldwide.  New career opportunities are created every day as technology continues to touch all aspects of everyday life. As a graduate with the Diploma in Multimedia and Web Development you could expect to enter a career as a:

  • Multimedia web designer

  • Interactive multimedia author

  • Multimedia project manager

  • Digital animator

  • Content developer

  • Graphic, games and 3D designer


Upon completing this diploma you’ll be experienced in all aspects of 2D and 3D technologies including the integration of different digital media into communication processes. You’ll apply a range of techniques and skills to provide the solution to a real life situation as part of a multimedia project.

The subject areas you’ll study include:

  • Electronic design process and practice

  • Internet and web application development

  • Multimedia

  • Programming

  • Project activity

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke's Bay campus, or simply give us call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.


There is one entry date per year:

  • Mid July


All applicants are required to meet either the standard or provisional entry requirements as listed below.

Standard Entry

Applicants over 20 years

  • All applicants will be considered.

Applicants under 20 years

Applicants less than 20 years old must have:

  • A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from an approved subject list, with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects and;

  • A minimum of eight credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; four credits must be in Reading and four credits must be in Writing and;

  • A minimum of 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics or Pangarau. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards or;

  • At least 75 NCEA credits at Level 2 in a maximum of four subjects in one year or;

  • An equivalent or higher level secondary school qualification or;

  • Completion of the Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Level 5 or;

  • Evidence of relevant work experience in information and communications technology.


  • Students are required to provide evidence of knowledge and skills in

  • data storage and data manipulation and

  • MS Office applications.

Provisional Entry

  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria above, but present evidence of ability to succeed
    (e.g. maturity, life experience, work experience, other study) or;

  • Is enthusiastic and motivated to achieve or;

  • Provides evidence of relevant prior learning and experience.

A personal interview may be part of the application process.

Study Pathways

Successful completion of this diploma will give you the confidence and ability to undertake higher-level study to advance your knowledge and understanding.