Bachelor of Creative Technologies

All your training is tailored to suit industry. Work on real-life projects. Learn from leading professionals. Build your portfolio with collaborative projects. Take part in a public exhibition.

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What you will learn

  • Graphic design and print techniques
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Digital and film photography essentials
  • Filmaking and television experience
  • Animation design and software
  • Virtual and mixed reality development with Oculus
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Industries

Programme structure

You can choose to major in Digital Media. Or create your own degree by choosing courses from a range of areas.

Either way, you’ll work with a mix of media so you’ll be ready for the industry.

Learn more about the individual courses we offer. Then check out the course selection sheet

Design your degree

Customise your own degree. Build skills in areas that interest you. Talk with us about the possibilities. Or major in Digitial Media.

Major: Digital media

Digital media is a dynamic and exciting industry. New technologies and the accelerating pace of change continue to inspire designers in new ways.

You’ll follow the evolution of static, two-dimensional print media into an expanded range of visual communication via multimedia and interactive applications. You’ll explore digital media. From simple television advertisements to complex multi-platform marketing packages. From short-films to abstract animations.

Choose a specialist area of focus. Animation. Graphic design (print). Digital film and television. Photography. 

Specialisations

Animation

Explore virtual reality and mixed reality development - Oculus. Focus on illustration, game design and multimedia projects. Develop your own characters in 3D using the latest techniques and software.

Graphic design (print)

Work on projects covering logo design, magazine layouts, posters and spatial graphics (Wayfinding).

Learn traditional print techniques like letterpress and screenprinting.

Digital film and television

Work on our horror film project. Be part of a team producing a full-length feature film.

Work on multiple facets of the film including scriptwriting, storyboarding, conceptual art, modelling, continuity, camera and lighting tuition, art department, wardrobe, sound recording and design, location scouting, editing and visual and practical effects. 

Photography

Explore camera essentials like exposure, white balance, composition, file management, darkroom and colour printing. Grow your studio and post-production skills and techniques.

You've got the opportunity to be involved in the Hollywood-backed feature film we're making.
Alex
Alex, Film tutor

Career options

  • Filmmaker
  • Graphic Designer
  • Animator
  • Web Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Video Game Designer
  • Advertising Director
  • Illustrator
  • Concept Artist
  • Digital 3D Modeller
  • Typographer
  • TV Producer
  • Camera Operator
  • Photographer

Further study options

Upcoming start dates

  • 6 March 2017
  • 17 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • NCEA Level 3 (including 3 subjects with 14 credits in each)
  • NCEA Level 2 literacy & NCEA Level 1 numeracy requirement
  • Or successful completion of an equivalent qualification.
  • You will also need to submit a portfolio of recent work (within the last 18 months).

It is helpful for students to have access to a laptop of sufficient capability to meet programme requirements.

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

You will also need to submit a portfolio of recent work (within the last 18 months).

It is helpful for students to have access to a laptop of sufficient capability to meet programme requirements.

International

  • NCEA Level 3 (including 3 subjects with 14 credits in each)
  • NCEA Level 2 literacy & NCEA Level 1 numeracy requirement
  • Or successful completion of an equivalent qualification
  • You will also need to submit a portfolio of recent work (within the last 18 months).
  • Applicants over 20 years, need only submit a portfolio.
  • International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

It is helpful for students to have access to a laptop of sufficient capability to meet programme requirements.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,664

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Course related costs: $1,500

    Approximate budget for materials and travel.

  • Student services fee: $220

    Compulsory fee, based on full time study. More details about how this fee is set and how you can input.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $20,200

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Course related costs: $1,500

    Approximate budget for materials and travel.

Where will my course be?

The Wellington CBD campus is at 11-17 Church Street, Wellington.

Read more about our Wellington CBD campus.

Preview an Animation student's work

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Creative Industries
Offered by:
Te Ranga Ahumahi o ngā Hāpori
Formal programme title:
Bachelor of Creative Technologies
Programme code:
HV4399
You've got the opportunity to be involved in the Hollywood-backed feature film we're making.
Alex
Alex, Film tutor

Preview an Animation student's work