Master of Creative Technologies

As an MCT graduate, you will be a creative practitioner with an advanced understanding of the roles and potential of creative technologies. You will be able to collaborate and communicate effectively across a broad range of artistic, technological, commercial and cultural fields. You may progress to further study at doctoral level.

The course content draws on links between art, design, communications, science, engineering, computer studies and mathematics. Rather than contain people within pre-defined disciplinary boundaries, this course organises research around issues at the edges, future-oriented themes, or common conceptual frameworks for researchers from a variety of backgrounds. Current students are exploring transmedia, serious play, interaction design, smart textiles, creative education, augmented place-based practice, mobile technologies and app development.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK1320
Level: 9
Points: 180
Duration: 1 to 1 1/2 years full-time / 3 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 29 February 2016

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Entry requirements

Completed a Bachelor of Creative Technologies degree or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7.

Admission to the Master of of Creative Technologies is subject to the approval of the dean (or representative)

Complete the Colab Research Interest Form which will enable staff to effectively advise students about the suitability of the course for their aims.

Guidelines to entry


You will undertake 60 points of research-based taught papers and a sustained 120 point research thesis within the broad creative technologies field.

CTEC800 Research Methods (15 points)

Select an additional 3 papers (45 points) from:
CTEC801 Transdisciplinary Practice (15 points)
CTEC802 Entrepreneurial Strategies (15 points)
CTEC803 Transmedia (15 points)
CTEC804 Serious Play (15 points)
CTEC805 Embodiment (15 points)
CTEC806 Post-Material Practices (15 points)
CTEC807 Readings (15 points)
CTEC808 Special Topic A (15 points)
CTEC809 Special Topic B (15 points)

And a 120 point research thesis which may contain elements of written and practical work, depending on the topic you are studying. The thesis may be based on your own proposals or related to ongoing research projects within the university or industry.
CTEC999 Thesis (120 points)

Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.

Additional course information can also be found here.

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

Please contact the Programme Administrator, Pat Jones for programme information.

Last updated: 09-Apr-2015 3.43pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.