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Master of Media and Creative Technologies

Are you looking to become a leading creative practitioner in today’s media-dominated world? Screen and Media Studies’ Master of Media and Creative Technologies will enhance the knowledge, skills and technical scope of media creators, designers, and producers to excel above the rest in the creative industries.

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.

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Key information

Years: 1.5
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $7,626 - $9,137 per year
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Estimated Fees* (International): $35,900 (120 pts)
$53,855 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).*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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Career opportunities

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

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.  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 Head 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 Pro Vice Chancellor of the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (or nominee).

A 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.

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School of Arts and School of Social Sciences
Graduate Support Administrator
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 837 9234
Email: [email protected]

MMCT Graduate Student Adviser
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