Gain introductory skills in creative technologies. Discover creative techniques in digital media and design. Learn 3D media, design, drawing, illustration and photography. Prepare for higher-level study in Creative Technologies and Digital Media.
Start your creative journey. Get a taste of a wide range of creative disciplines. You’ll learn about art and design, illustration, digital media, photography and video skills. Develop skills in digital modelling and 3D printing and digital fabrication. Build a professional portfolio.
From day one you’ll use digital design software, 3D printers, laser cutters, cameras and more. Work with a mix of media such as motion graphics and virtual reality, or apply digital techniques to create physical works. Develop your creative thinking skills.
Build on the Level 5 diploma (or equivalent qualification, skills or knowledge), which is a prerequisite for this course. Build skills in virtual reality, animation, gaming, visual arts, motion graphics, 2D and 3D printing, laser cutting, video and photography. Learn through collaborative and interdisciplinary projects.
Use current and emerging creative technologies in a variety of ways. Work with virtual reality, animation, gaming and motion graphics. Create physical works with 3D printers, laser cutters or traditional methods. You’ll learn from tutors who have industry experience with interdisciplinary design projects.
Focus on Visual Communication Design. Develop skills in design fundamentals, typography and graphics for publication, branding, motion graphics and web design. Your tutors have been in design consultancies and still work in the industry. Our graduates have worked in agencies, as illustrators and artists.
Focus on your discipline: jewellery, painting, print making, sculpture or photography. Create a body of work in your final year. Gain skills in developing your portfolio, exhibiting and building a creative career. Alongside studio work, you will explore the theory and history of art creation.
Undertake specialised study and practice in Visual Arts to extend your prior degree work, or explore a new direction of activity or different media. Develop a body of work as a major project.
Experience the creative industry. Enhance your portfolio with a collaborative and major independent project. Put your skills into practice at a creative workplace.
The Bachelor of Creative Technologies is for returning degree students only. To enrol you must have successfully achieved more than 120 credits in this programme.
Explore the Māori art forms of raranga (weaving) or whakairo (carving). Build a solid foundation in these customary practices or develop your skills further - the programme is tailored to suit you. Your learning will be underpinned by te reo, tikanga and mātauranga toi.
Explore Māori art at degree level. Create a major body of work in your final year. For returning students in 2019 (or those who have studied previously or elsewhere).
A new degree is planned for 2020. Complete the New Zealand Diploma in Ngā Toi in 2019 (equivalent to the first year of the degree) and you can go straight into the second year.