Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice
This specialisation is for those who want to be a part of the creative industry at large by combining artistic and business skills.
Study at least two areas of the creative arts of your choice (music and audio, film and media, art, and creative writing) through applied learning and theory.
- Study key industry skills like management, marketing, and communication.
- Choose your courses based on the creative industries you want to work in – Music, Arts, Writing, Screen/Media.
- Create practical projects and choose between a final-year internship or podcasting experience.
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:
Plus one course chosen from the following categories:
- MAOR268 Kiriata: Māori Film and Media OR MAOR282 Kapa Haka - Introducing Māori Performing Arts
- Two courses chosen from these options
Plus three courses from the following, selected from at least two categories:
Plus 60 points chosen from the following, with at least 30 selected from two categories:
This degree can lead to a range of careers in the arts industry, such as producing, writing, management, and communications. Your study experiences will give you the knowledge to work in many areas.
Some career pathways could include:
- Campaign and event management
- Editing and publishing
- Professional art
- Media production.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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