Everything Media

Master of Media and Creative Technologies

Masters Degree MMCT
Everything Media

Elevate your creative career with our Master of Media and Creative Technologies in Screen and Media Studies. It is designed to empower media creators, designers, and producers with advanced skills and knowledge.

180 points, 1.5 years


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

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Why study a MMCT?

The Master of Media and Creative Technologies (MMCT) allows you to further your knowledge and skills in Screen and Media Studies, offered under the Te Kura Toi/School of Arts, School of Social Sciences, School of Design, and Waikato Management School. The reason this qualification is popular both nationally and globally is that it not only provides students with a distinct edge in increasingly competitive media fields but provides the opportunity for you to become a leading practitioner and thinker ready for the challenges of the creative industries.

Alongside taught papers, you will work with our internationally-renowned media academic staff where, under their supervision, you will develop a portfolio of audio-visual projects. Areas you can explore include are, but not limited to: short film, documentary, animation, photography, AI, VR, scriptwriting, online content, podcasts, multimedia installations. Effectively, students take a lead in their learning, developing and producing creative works that showcase their distinctive voice ready for public exhibition and employment in numerous media-related fields.

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 Aotearoa-New Zealand community at a number of levels, and we have close links with Wētā Workshop, Warner Bros. International Television New Zealand, Kirikiriroa-Hamilton City Council, and Waikato Regional Council. Our staff members also 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.

Screen and Media Studies Career Examples

Filmmaker, Animator, Podcaster, Commercial Researcher (entertainment and communication), Scriptwriter, Communications Officer, Media Producer, AI and VR Designer.

Career Opportunities

  • Audio Visual Production
  • Animator
  • Creative Business Owner
  • Commercial Freelancer
  • Journalist
  • Producer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Script Writer
  • VR/AI Designer
  • Editor

180 points, 1.5 years


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

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