Creative Technologies

Are you interested in the complex interaction between music and computing in the digital age? Creative Technologies at Waikato fuses multimedia practices with the fast-paced world of digital communications, mobile and networking.

Please note: There will be no new enrolments in the Creative Technologies major, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or supporting subject from 2017. Students who commenced a major in Creative Technologies in 2016 or prior should consult the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences for advice(

Creative Technologies is a highly relevant field of study where you'll develop a conceptual and practical understanding of multimedia methods and approaches, including elements of image manipulation, graphics, studio production and digital music.

Music papers are focused on digital music and sound applications. Computer Science papers focus on computer graphics and interactive media systems. Media paper options include production and new integrated video-based multimedia practices.

 Career opportunities

  • Animator
  • Creative Services Manager
  • Producer
  • Retailer
  • Sound Technician
  • Website Designer

Creative Technologies is available as a major for the BMCT. Creative Technologies may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.

To complete a major in Creative Technologies, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in Creative Technologies, comprising COMP224, COMP324, MUSI240, MUSI340, and either SMST212 and SMST312 or SMST217 and SMST308. It is recommended that students intending to major in Creative Technologies include MUSI140, SMST112 and one of COMP103, COMP125 or COMP126 in the first year of their programme of study in order to meet prerequisites for study at 200 level and above. In addition, students must complete the compulsory papers for the BMCT degree: CGRD161, CRPC101, SMST101, CRPC301.

For further details see Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies .


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