What you'll learn
All students will enrol in two core modules plus another two modules from their chosen pathway. The core modules are:
- Te Ao Hurihuri Futures: The focus of this module is on our changing world and the changing nature of work
- Pukenga Matauranga Academic Skills: The focus of this module is on research, writing styles, team work and communication
This prepares students for a range of higher level study pathways including information technology, and business. This pathway gives students an opportunity to get involved in project planning and design thinking
in their selected career field and has a strong digital technologies component. This pathway is offered in semester one and two.
This pathway prepares students for further study in nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, sports science or other health related programmes.
Students will learn about anatomy and physiology of the human body, wellness and human development. If students would
like to learn in a whānau-based Māori and Pasifika classroom environment they can enrol into Te Tūāpapa Hauora. This pathway is offered in both semester one and two. Read more about the Centre for Health and Social Practice here.
Sport Health (an option within the health pathway)
The Health pathway is now being offered at Rotokauri Campus in the Centre for Sports Science. Students will study health with a sport and recreation flavour. They will learn about anatomy and physiology, nutrition, teamwork and leadership. This option will suit students wanting to pursue further study in Sport and Exercise Science. Read more about Sport and Exercise Science here.
Early Childhood pathway
This pathway prepares students for further study in early childhood education programmes.
Please note: This programme will support students'
entry application into the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) degree programme but is not a guaranteed pathway. Candidates who complete this course will still need to meet the other entry criteria for the degree (interview, numeracy and literacy testing).
This pathway provides a pathway to Wintec's Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) for over 20 year olds only. Those aged under 20 require university entrance to gain entry to the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). This pathway is offered in semester one and two if numbers allow.
Social Service pathway
This pathway prepares students for further study in social work and counselling programmes. Students will learn about values, beliefs, world views, key social issues and be introduced to career opportunities in the social service sector. This pathway is only
offered in semester two. Read more about the Centre for Health and Social Practice here.
Creative Industries pathway
This pathway prepares students for further study in the creative industries in design, communication, art, and music. Working with specialists in the School of Media Arts, students will learn relevant tools and technology for their craft, and gain
knowledge and understanding of the creative process. Students will develop and apply their skills in projects and be given the opportunity to exhibit their work in a showcase event.
There are four streams to select from in the Media Arts pathway,
and these are aligned to future study and career pathways:
- Music and Performing Arts - for those interested in music theory, audio production or performance
- Communication - for those interested in media, journalism, writing, marketing
communication or screen arts production
- Visual Art - for those interested in painting, sculpture, photography, design or screen arts production
- Design - for those interested in graphic design, visual communication, and/or spatial design
Some prior credits or experience in the areas of music, visual art and design is useful for these pathways (eg 12 Level 1 NCEA credits) or you can attend an interview with Media Arts staff to help find the best fit.
Media Arts offers a range of creative degrees studying communications, creative media, digital marketing, screen arts production, visual communication/graphic design, painting, sculpture, photography, music and performing arts. Read more about the School of Media Arts here.