Bachelor of Creative Technologies

Love technology, design, digital media and creativity? Work on a range of creative projects - from making films and creating animations to designing games and multimedia environments.

The Bachelor of Creative Technologies was developed with the future in mind and – like the future – it continues to evolve. Your learning is project-based and takes place in studios where you collaborate with your classmates on a range of projects.

You study programming, and explore how to make films, create animations and soundscapes, and CAD design interactive multimedia environments or games. You also learn to apply your ideas to different fields, think entrepreneurially, and present and promote your ideas.

Minimum entry requirements

Selection criteria

Evidence of creative/technical ability or an interview may be required. All applicants are encouraged to apply and such evidence will be requested if required.

English language requirements

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

Preferred 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.

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 papers:

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 papers:

And choose one paper from:

You also choose two more papers 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 papers:

And choose two papers from:

You also choose two more papers 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 papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

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

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

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Creative enterprises
  • Creative technologies
  • 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
  • Technology start-ups
  • Transmedia
  • Wearable technologies

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Quick facts
Programme code:
3 years full-time
City Campus

25 Feb 2019

$6,450 - $6,546
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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