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Bachelor of Communication in Creative Media The University of Waikato - Hamilton Campus The University of Waikato - Hamilton Campus, New Zealand

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NZD 34695

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36 months


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Program Overview

The world is full of stories that need to be told. Get the industry skills you need to become a communications specialist and weave stories with digital threads using a wide range of technologies, from websites and apps to films, podcasts and more.

Why study a BC?

Get the know-how to embark on a vibrant career in the creative, design and media industries.

With this degree, you will learn how to create engaging multimedia content that connects with audiences and sparks conversations that can shift hearts and minds, leading to social change.

From designing websites and mobile apps; through to producing TV, films and podcasts, creating social media content, designing games and virtual reality (VR) experiences; or developing a digital marketing campaign – the possibilities are endless.

Creative Media

Exploit the power of media-rich creative arts for the purpose of clear, engaging, persuasive and powerful storytellng.

Why study Creative Media?

Learn how to strategically blend text, images, music, sound, film and performance to achieve your communication goals in a media-rich world.

Students enrolled in this major will develop skills in using contemporary creative arts within communication roles for the purpose of clear, engaging, persuasive and powerful storytelling.

Learn how creative expression can be used to challenge people’s assumptions, or encourage them to take civil action and prompt social change.

Graduates will be experimental thinkers who can strategically blend text, images, music, sound, film and performance to achieve their communication goals in a media-rich world.

The major includes papers focused on design thinking, intercultural communication, interactive and social media, the semiotics of sound and images to express ideas, human interest storytelling, and professional studio production (live editing, green screen, cameras and lighting).

Students will work on a variety of practical projects designed to expand their creative practice, such as audio-visual installations, gaming and VR.

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Additional Information

Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 7 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake


Jul 2024


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
      • English 60%

    6 IELTS Score
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    46 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    The University of Waikato and our partners offer a range of scholarships and awards to assist students with fees and living expenses, and to support academic and research excellence. To search our database to find a scholarship or award that is right for you, use the filters on this page. If you are new to study here and unable to find a suitable scholarship, please contact us and outline your situation (e.g., transferring from another university).

    Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for India

    Value: Up to NZD$15,000 towards tuition fees

    Study Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught), Postgraduate (Research)

    Subject Area: Any

    Closing Date: Applications for 2024 can be submitted at any time


    This Scholarship is intended to support talented international students from India who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$15,000, and will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate excellent academic achievement.

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