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BMCT - Creative Practices as a major

Are you intrigued by new forms of self-expression through performance and imagery? Our China-based students can explore the cutting edge of new technologies and their role in a world of storytelling and creative collaboration with a Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies from Waikato.

Are you looking to expand your mind and stimulate your creativity with a practical and versatile field of study? Creative Practices at Waikato focuses on the active arts and will provide you with the exciting opportunity to explore the creative and the performing arts including music, Māori creative practices, dance and theatre.

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Key information

Years: 3
Points: 360
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Community Arts Adviser
  • Composer
  • Events Manager
  • Producer
  • Theatre Manager

Degree Planner

Creative Practices students develop practical understanding and experience of the creative processes of performance, composition and production in the creative and performing arts.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
MEDIA501Critical and Creative Approaches to Research30.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Online) & 22B (Online)
This paper identifies the constraints and freedoms of research methods, and places a strong emphasis on research as an intellectual, theoretical, and processual activity as well as the roles of interdisciplinary projects in creating unique methodological and conceptual media research.
MEDIA507Theory and Research in Action30.022B (Hamilton)
Have you got a topic you are passionate about to research? This supervised paper provides students the opportunity to engage with primary texts in preparation for writing their dissertation. You will explore research design frameworks which will support the completion of a robust dissertation.
MEDIA508Creative Practice Research30.022A (Hamilton) & 22B (Hamilton)
Are you a creative practitioner that wants to experiment with practice-led research? This supervised paper offers a site for experimentation and development of a practical project to be included in a final dissertation.
THSTS561Special Topic30.022B (Hamilton)
No description available.

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Subject links

Screen and Media Studies Programme

Subject Requirements


  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Handbook
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Career Moves

  • Contacts

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
    Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4543
    General and Undergraduate Email Enquiries: [email protected]