Creative Technologies

Discover your creative talents. Experiment with digital media and test the latest virtual reality gear. Combine modern technology with traditional Māori art. Whakairo is the art of carving in wood, stone or bone. Create whakairo using 3D technology and a laser cutter.

What you will learn

  • Produce a media app for a communication device
  • Evaluate your app using Virtual Reality (VR) gear
  • Plan and present project work using digital media
  • Be introduced to Toi Māori cultural art and design
  • Recognise and observe tikanga (conventions) of whakairo in a range of media
  • Develop ideas and drawings for whakairo
  • Work with 3D technology and a laser cutter to create whakairo
  • Prepare for higher-level study

Course Schedule

Classes occur every Friday, for a total of five weeks.

Entry criteria

Under 20

You must be attending secondary school in New Zealand.

What it will cost


  • No study fees (other course related costs may still apply)
This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details


This programme is not available to international students.

Ready to enrol?


This programme requires a special enrolment process. Please refer to the documents section below for further information.


Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Documents and other details

Offered by:
School of Creative Industries
Offered by:
Te Ranga Ahumahi o ngā Hāpori
Formal programme title:
STAR - Creative Technologies
Programme code: