Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice
This specialisation combines artistic and business skills for those who want to be a part of the creative industry at large.
Study at least two areas of the creative arts of your choice (music and audio, film and media, art, creative writing) through a mix of applied courses (eg, creative writing or digital composition) and theoretical ones (eg, contemporary cinema or art theory).
There will also be a focus on key industry skills like management, marketing, and communication, and understanding intersectionality of Māori identity in creative works in Aotearoa.
- Ōtautahi Christchurch is the place to be for creative thinkers and explorers. The city has earned a reputation as the home of street art, and is alive with a vibrant arts scene, from music performances and theatre, to art exhibitions.
- The programme is future-focused and aligned with industry demands, ensuring you learn the skills needed for a career in the creative sector.
- This specialisation is a unique opportunity to benefit from UC's expertise in the Creative Arts and connect it with core business skills.
Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice specialisation
UC offers a specialisation in Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice within the Bachelor of Arts. Specialisations group courses from different subjects into a central theme.
Each year, you will have the opportunity to focus your studies on two industry areas: music, screen/media, art, and writing practice. The final year includes an internship or podcast project focused on your chosen areas.
The following courses are required throughout your degree:
- FINA 102 Communities of Practice OR COMS 101 Introduction to News and Journalism
- At least one course chosen from the optional courses list
Plus at least one course chosen from the following categories:
- MAOR 268 Kiriata: Māori Film and Media OR MAOR 282 Kapa Haka - Introducing Māori Performing Arts
- At least two courses chosen from the optional courses list
Plus another three courses from the following, selected from at least two categories:
Plus another 60 points chosen from the following, with at least 30 selected from two categories:
This specialisation can lead to a range of careers as practitioners in the arts industry, such as producers, writers, musicians, managers and administrators, media workers, communicators, marketers, and policy advisors.
You may also go onto a range of postgraduate degrees in related areas such as:
- Graduate Diploma in Journalism
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Curatorship
- Master of Writing
- Master of Strategic Communication
- Master of Business Administration
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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