The Master of Media and Creative Technologies is designed to enhance the creative and technical scope of media designers, performers and creators. This degree will provide you with a distinct edge in an increasingly competitive media field nationally and globally.
The Master of Media and Creative Technologies (MMCT) allows you to choose from one of the four subjects available:
Creative Practices, Creative Technologies, Screen and Media Studies (offered under the School of Arts and School of Social Sciences). Each area offers you the opportunity to blend artistic and technical forms in new combinations.
Alongside taught papers, you will work on a year-long supervised programme where you will develop a major work (or works) that serves as the flagship of your graduate portfolio of creative works.
Study under the MMCT will give you extensive collaborative project experience which is supported by technical expertise and advanced creative skills. You will also benefit from substantial grounding in postgraduate academic practice and the deployment of critical and methodological skills in original research.
With an MMCT degree, you will be in demand from large private and public sector organisations where digital technologies now take a priority focus. There will also be a wide range of opportunities arising in commercial design and in the broader field of creative and performing arts. The degree will provide significant skill upgrades for those with professional backgrounds, while also giving younger learners aspiring to enter the creative professions an invaluable opportunity to develop portfolios of a professional standard.
Creative Practice Career Examples
Event Manager, Media Artist, Musician, Performing Artist, Scriptwriter
Creative Technologies Career Examples
Animation Artist, Audio-visual Technician, Digital Artist, Film or Television Editor, Interface Designer (information technology), Media Artist, Musician, Sound Designer, Web Designer
Screen and Media Studies Career Examples
Commercial Researcher (entertainment and communication), Communications Officer, Film or Television Producer/Director, Higher Educationalist
Candidates for the MMCT in Screen and Media Studies should normally have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline and have achieved at least a B average or better.
Students will also need to have discuss appropriate supervision arranged arrangements with the Screen and Media Studies Graduate Advisor. Candidates who have completed a BMCT with a major in Design Media with an appropriate grade point average will be eligible for entry to Creative Technologies for the MMCT. Graduates of other undergraduate degrees who have majored in a relevant subjects also may be eligible to enrol in the MMCT. Admission criteria may vary so please consult the appropriate Screen and Media Studies programme Graduate Adviser for their more specific criteria conditions of entry.
Admission to the MMCT requires the agreement of the Chair of School or Programme Convenor of the main subject or programme the Graduate Advisor of the Screen and Media Studies programme and agreement of the Dean Pro Vice Chancellor of the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (or nominee).
You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Waikato Pathways - successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) programme.