Bachelor of Creative Technologies

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Program Description

Bachelor of Creative Technologies

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Programme aim

Study a range of technologies: art; graphic design; fashion; and interior design, to participate and contribute to the creative industries.

The programme is delivered within an applied and collaborative creative technologies environment learners will scaffold and broaden their knowledge, skills and application.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Bachelor of Creative Technologies: Te Tohu Paetahi Tū Tāngata, students must pass a total of 360 credits as specified in the programme structure, including:

  • 120 credits at Level 5;
  • 135 credits at Level 6; and
  • 105 credits at Level 7.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Upon successful completion graduates within their creative technologies discipline will be able to:

  • Apply creative thinking skills, theoretical knowledge and specialised skills to generate innovative, creative works.
  • Critically analyse information and apply research skills to develop and refine ideas, towards producing creative outputs.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical business practices and prepare for the selected career.
  • Sustain a studio practice employing principles of analytical and critical investigation and experimentation.
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence, critical thinking and analytic rigour when evaluating own work and the work of others.
  • Inventively apply traditional and emerging technologies to create solutions for real world design challenges.
  • Work effectively both independently and collaboratively to manage project briefs from inception to completion.
  • Effectively communicate to a range of audiences using a variety of strategies.
  • Identify business opportunities, systems and strategies for small business concepts, products or services within the creative sector being cognisant of sustainability.
  • Identify personal values and position relative to political, social, bicultural, economic and environmental frameworks that impact on creative work within Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Produce a range of practice‐based innovative outputs/works informed by contemporary and historical contexts.
  • Apply technical skills utilising emergent technologies and professional competencies using project management skills.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

  • Applicants must be 17 years of age or over.
  • Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or have the necessary visa for study purposes.
  • Students must be able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the programme/course on which they enrol

For international applicants:

Must have evidence of academic achievement at least equivalent to University Entrance as approved by the International Education Department.

Career opportunities

  • Graphic designer, Museum and gallery work, Independent studio/public works artist, Artist’s assistant, Retail display designer, Printer, Photographer, Photographer’s assistant, Tertiary teaching of art and design, self‐employed practising artist or designer,
  • Employment in the local or global creative industries,
  • Employment in a variety of product and service based industries, particularly those that demand creative and divergent thinking
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 16, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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3 years
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New Zealand - Rotorua
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