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MMCT
Master of Media and Creative Technologies

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 three subjects available: Creative Practices, Creative Technologies and 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.

Industry Connections

This programme maintains strategic links with the broader New Zealand community at a number of levels, and we have close links with Hamilton City Council. Our staff members have strong links with international networks in media and creative technologies, and boast strong links with top ranked institutions in Asia, Europe, North America and within the Pacific region.

Career Opportunities

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

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Key information

Years: 1.5
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March)
Fees (Domestic): $6,748-$8,085 per year
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Fees (International): $30,695 (120 pts) or $46,045 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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*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.

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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).

Notes:
The Creative Technology or Creative Practice pathway can be accommodated within the MMCT via the Screen and Media Studies major. Applicants can discuss options with the Screen and Media Studies Graduate Advisor.

MMCT Regulations


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Contacts

School of Arts and School of Social Sciences
Graduate Support Administrator
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 837 9234
Email: fass-grad@waikato.ac.nz

MMCT Graduate Student Adviser
Email: mmct-grad@waikato.ac.nz

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Phone: +64 7 8384610
Email: international@waikato.ac.nz

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