Bachelor of Creative Technologies

Use technology and creativity to solve the complex challenges of our time, and learn to think outside the box with the Bachelor of Creative Technologies.

The Bachelor of Creative Technologies is New Zealand’s most innovative bachelor’s programme. It’s designed for this fast-moving digital era that recognises we need to think creatively about the application of technology in society. You’ll learn to identify new opportunities and creative approaches to guide the transformation of industries and businesses that this era requires.

The programme is organised around projects and challenges. You’ll learn existing and new technologies, creative processes and strategies to collaborate with others to tackle the complex challenges of our time. You could apply your skills to a wide range of fields, from developing a new creative audio or visual artform to solving one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Minimum entry requirements

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

Useful New Zealand school subjects

Design (Practical Art), Design and Visual Communication, Digital Technologies, Technology, Processing Technologies, Construction and Mechanical Technologies, Drama, Media Studies, Music, Mathematics, Science, Statistics, Calculus.

Courses cover a wide variety of topics, including digital fabrication and the future of making, creative approaches to audio, systemic approaches to innovation, and how digital technology is changing and enhancing our physical world.

You’ll become an innovative problem solver who can respond to the challenges and opportunities of our changing world.

Skills you develop include:

  • Applied skills in creative thinking, programming and new emerging technologies
  • An understanding of the complex history of technology in society from economic, cultural and political perspectives
  • Confidence to apply your creative and technical skills to lead transformation across a range of disciplines and industries

Year 1

You’re introduced to key concepts of creative technologies and develop these through diverse studio projects. Projects will vary and you’ll learn how to express your ideas in a variety of digital and physical media – whether it’s through video, sound, mechatronics, games or smart objects.

You study the following courses:

Year 2

You have more choice of studio projects. Each semester has a number of themes that provide a degree of focus, but you’re encouraged to develop your studio projects in creative, unexpected or provocative ways. We encourage you to work in teams or with people outside AUT.

You study the following courses:

And choose one course from:

You also choose two more courses from the options above or from any other AUT degree as approved by the programme leader.

Year 3

You work on more complex projects in the studio. Projects may be developed in consultation with industry partners.

You study the following courses:

And choose two courses from:

You also choose two more courses from the options above or from any other AUT degree as approved by the programme leader.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

More details about courses in this programme

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Additional majors, minors and elective courses within the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

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

Check out the School of Future Environments website to see examples of student projects that experiment with appropriate technological tools and collaborative strategies to tackle challenges that go beyond conventional ideas.

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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Creative enterprises
  • Creative technologies
  • Design strategist
  • Digital content developer
  • Digital media
  • Electronic music and sound
  • Film and sound post-production
  • Games and interaction
  • Internet of things
  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile and web applications
  • Smart environments
  • Smart textiles
  • Systems innovation
  • Technology startups
  • Wearable technologies

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Creative Technologies Careers

Talia Pua
Mikhail Ali
Sherry Ng
Joshua Baxter
Gayle Lee
Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$8,165 - $8,270 (for 120 points)
($7,091 - $7,196 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$38,374 (for 120 points)
($37,300 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

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