Bachelor of Creative Media Production

The Bachelor of Creative Media Production will give you the skills and creativity to realise your vision in interactive and digital media. You’ll be working hands-on with projects across video and television production, sound design, post-production, interactive media development, app and game design, animation, visual effects, and motion capture.

Pathways

The BCMP degree features four pathways – pre-defined optimal course structures that allow you to design your academic learning around focused media disciplines. Choosing a pathway is optional, and you can always define your own degree within all of the CMP courses.

Film and Television

In the Film and Television degree pathway students will learn a wide range of professional techniques for producing high quality video content for film and television, from pre-production through to post-production. Students will learn creative techniques via hands on experience with industry standard and emerging digital technologies including high-end professional cameras and lenses, sound equipment, advanced lighting rigs, and editing software.

Animation and VFX

In the Animation and Visual Effects pathway students learn cutting-edge post-production techniques using industry-standard software, and are taught by academic staff with extensive professional experience working on major blockbuster films. Our state-of-the-art equipment — including high end digital video cameras, green screen, and motion-capture studios — allow students to realise their creative vision through original student-led projects and client-based briefs.

Game Development

The Game Development pathway spans art asset creation, game design, and programming, and explores diverse creative and technical aspects involved for the creation of new gaming experiences for various digital platforms. Students will develop skills in game prototyping and design, testing, and deployment using industry-standard game engines and pipeline, and will explore meaning and effect of linear and non-linear narratives in modern games.

Web and Interactive

The Web and Interactive pathway prepares students for rapidly evolving digital and online platforms. Blending the creative and the technical, as well as software and hardware, courses explore the processes and conceptions essential to creating dynamic, intuitive, and engaging interactive digital content. Students will learn creative coding, hardware development, data visualization, and how to build cross-platform web applications using cutting-edge technologies.

You’ll take advantage of the College’s extensive industry connections and benefit from studying in a city recognised worldwide for its creativity and innovation in contemporary media brands and production.

Using industry standard production facilities, you will respond to briefs that combine creative studio practice, linear and non-linear story telling, professional practice, events production and portfolio development.

Key facts

  • Three years full-time
  • Available at Wellington
  • Click here for fees
  • Learn from award-winning professionals
  • Programme available for international students studying in NZ only

Degree structure

Year one is an introduction to industry standard technologies across multiple media. You will also gain experience in how to communicate ideas using animatics, storyboarding, wire framing and mapping and learn about contemporary media and story-telling. We invite you to try different modes of making and work across mediums. It’s the foundation of your creative practise, both technically and conceptually.

In year two you will explore your chosen medium in depth, deconstructing both how it operates and what it means. You will advance your production skills with media production practices and focus on your chosen areas of cross-media specialisation. You’ll learn about media business and the creative economy and how to evaluate and develop ideas for the marketplace.

Your final year, year three offers the chance to develop a year-long cross-media creative project. Your student-led team will work with industry mentors through the key stages of planning, preproduction, production and postproduction. There is also focus on preparation for public screenings, exhibitions or presentations and developing your portfolio for career or postgraduate progression.

Careers

The 21st century is all about cross-media and change. Games, apps, web, film, video, animation, VFX, audio - they are morphing rapidly. The Bachelor of Creative Media Production sets you up for the new world - with your industry experience, critical grounding and practical know-how, you’ll hit the ground running when you graduate and have the flexibility to push the boundaries, re-inventing your craft and your media many times over the course of your career.

BCMP prepares students to enter creative media production jobs, including: interactive producer, web developer, app developer, concept artist, storyboard artist, art director, animator, CG artist, motion capture animators, digital effects artist, visual effects producer, special effect technical director, games art director, games developer, web and mobile games producer, audio producer, sound designer, sound recording engineer, camera operator, lighting technician, editor, animatronics artist, mechanisms producer, modeling technician, filmmaker, producer, director.

 

Want to apply? 

Click here to apply for the Bachelor of Creative Media Production. Applications for the Bachelor of Creative Media Production close on 13 January each year. However late applications will be considered subject to space and availability.

More information

View the College of Creative Arts undergraduate degree booklet and guide below.

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