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​​​​​​Bachelor of Media Arts Modules

BM9601

With endorsements in, Communication, Commercial Music and Visual Arts

Programme Regulations

LEVEL 5

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMAFD501Introduction to Fashion Design ConstructionFashion Design endorsement / introductory elective15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 Visual Arts or equivalent 
BMAFD502Fashion Pattern DesignFashion Design endorsement/core15 5BMAFD501 
BMAFD503Fashion Illustration StrategiesFashion Design endorsement/core155  
BMALX579History and the Meaning of FashionContextual Elective155  
BMA0A106Visual Arts Practice 1Visual Arts endorsement/ Fashion Design endorsement/ core305Have satisfied the entry requirements of the BMA (Visual/Fashion) 
BMA0A110Visual Arts Practice 2Visual Arts endorsement/ core305BMA0A106 
BMA0A150Word, Image, SoundVisual Arts endorsement/Communication endorsement/Commercial endorsement/ Fashion Design endorsement/ core155  
BMA0C101CommunicationCommunication endorsement/core155  
BMA0C102Media Realities Communication endorsement/core155  
BMA0C103Writing GenresCommunication endorsement/core155  
BMA0R100BUnderstanding compositionCommercial Music endorsement /core15512 credits or more in NCEA Level 2 
BMA0R102Introduction to Music Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits NCEA level 2 in Music and English or Grade III Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R115Audio Technology Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits NCEA level 2 in Music and English or Grade III Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R130Music Studies 1Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits in level 2 Music and English or Grade 3 Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R135Music Studies 2Commercial Music endorsement /core155BMA0R130 and BMA0R102 or BMACP501 
BMA0X141Design: An IntroductionVisual Arts endorsement/ introductory elective15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 in visual arts or equivalent 
BMA0X150Photography: An IntroductionVisual Arts endorsement/ introductory elective 15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 in visual arts or design 
BMA0X160Painting and Sculpture: An IntroductionVisual Arts endorsement/ introductory elective 155  
BMACP501Introduction to PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement /core 15512 credits or more NCEA Music Level 2 and Grade 6 Practical (TCL RSM, Rock School) or equivalent. 
BMACP502Introduction to Ensemble PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement /core 15512 credits or more NCEA Music Level 2 and Grade 6 Practical (TCL RSM, Rock School) or equivalent. 
BMACP503Elementary PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement /core 155BMACP501 and BMA0R130 
BMAFD501Introduction to Fashion Design ConstructionElective15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 in visual arts or equivalent 
BMALX110BHistory and Theory in Visual Art and Design Contextual elective 155  
BMALX142Storytelling, Myth and RitualContextual elective 155  
BMALX150Film Analysis and CriticismContextual elective 155  
BMALX165Perspectives on the Media Contextual elective 155  
BMALX174Critical ThinkingContextual elective 155  
BMALX176BNew Zealand Cultural Identity and the MediaContextual elective 155  
BMALX179Interpreting Visual Culture:Contextual elective 155  
BMALX181History of Popular SongContextual elective 155  
BMAUX100Introduction to Journalism Communication endorsement/ introductory elective 155Visual Arts and Commercial Music Students may choose this elective 
BMAUX105Introduction to Public RelationsCommunication endorsement/ introductory elective155Visual Arts and Commercial Music Students may choose this elective 
BMAVX104Printmaking 2: Screen PrintingVisual Arts endorsement/ elective15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 in visual arts or design 
BMAXX100Moving Image, an IntroductionVisual Arts endorsement/Communication endorsement/ introductory elective 155  

LEVEL 6

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMAFD601Advanced Fashion ConstructionFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD602 and
BMAFD604
BMAFD602Advanced Fashion Pattern DesignFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD601
BMAFD603Manufacturing and Production Processes for the Fashion IndustryFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501BMAFD502 
BMAFD604Fashion DesignFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD601
BMALX610The Business of FashionContextual Elective156BMAFD603 and 75 credits at level 5 
BMALX611The Business of International FashionContextual Elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMAVX211Fashion RetailingGeneral Elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMA0B210BPainting PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/Painting Sculpture/visual elective156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMA0B215RepresentationVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/Painting Sculpture/visual elective156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMA0C201Writing for MediaCommunication endorsement /pathway/core/Journalism156BMA0C101 and BMA0C103 and BMA0A150 
BMA0C202Media Theory Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/ Public Relations/Journalism156BMA0C202 and BMA0C103 and one of BMAUX105b or BMAUX100 and BMA0A150  
BMA0C203Media Communication Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism156BMA0C202 and BMA0C201 and BMA0D211 
BMA0C205Web MediaCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism156BMA0C202 and BMA0C201 and BMA0D211 
BMA0D211Audience, Message, ContentVisual Arts endorsement/ Communication endorsement/ Commercial Music endorsement / Intermedia Core15675 Credits level 5 BMA core including BMA0A150  Word Image Sound  
BMA0D230Music in ContextCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0D211 and BMA0R135 
BMA0D235DMusic Production 2 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R230B Music Production 1 
BMA0F200Moving Image: Technology 1Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156BMAXX100BMA0A150 and 45 credits at level 5 
BMA0F215Film and Video Drama Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156BMA0F200 and BMA0F220 
BMA0F220Screenwriting and Narrative Studies Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156

(Communication Endorsement)
BMA0C101and
BMA0C103 and
BMAXX100 and
30 BMA credits at level 5
(Total 75 credits)

or (Visual Arts Endorsement)
BMA0A106 and
BMA0A110 and
BMAXX100

30 BMA credits at Level 5.
(Total 75 credits)

 
 
BMA0F226Moving Image: Technology 2Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image156BMA0F200 and BMA0F220 
BMA0G205Graphic Design: TypeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X141 
BMA0G210Illustration: Concept and MediaVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 
BMA0G215Graphic Design: Grid Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X141 
BMA0G225Design Technology Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G230Graphic Design: IntegrationVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0P205Photography and Cultural RepresentationVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0D211 and BMA0P230 and BMA0P210 
BMA0P210ViewpointsVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X150 
BMA0P230Technical Workshop OneVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X150 
BMA0P235Technical Workshop TwoVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0D211 and BMA0P230 
BMA0R230BMusic Production 1Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R115 
BMA0R235BSongwriting 1 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R115 and BMA0R135 
BMA0R240PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R102 
BMA0R250Music Studies 3 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R135 
BMA0R255Music Studies 4Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R250 
BMA0T230Sculpture MethodVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Painting /Sculpture156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMABT201Generative PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Sculpture/Painting 156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMABT205Image, Text and StructureVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Sculpture/Painting 156BMA0D211 and two Level 6 Painting / Sculpture modules  
BMACP601Intermediate Performance Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 306BMACP503BMA0R135 
BMACP602Intermediate Ensemble Performance ACommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMACP502 
BMACP603Intermediate Ensemble Performance BCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMACP502 
BMADM200Sequential CompositionVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ General elective 156BMA0X141 or BMABT205 BMA0D211
BMADM205Interactive Design Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ Visual elective 156BMA0X141 
BMADM210Internet DesignVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ Visual elective156BMA0X141 
BMADM215Digital 3D ModellingVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ General elective 156BMA0X141 or BMABT205 
BMALX220Documentary: An Historical OverviewContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX222Available Light: Theories of PhotographyContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX224Popular Music CultureContextual elective 156BMA0A150 
BMALX225Film Genre StudiesContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX233Consumer Behaviour and SocietyContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX245Reading TelevisionContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX273After Postmodernism: Issues in contemporary art and designContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX280Eco DesignContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMASW205Songwriting 2Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core156BMA0R235B and BMA0R250 
BMAVX212Textile DesignVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A106 or BMFD504 or BMA0X141  
BMAVX220Object DesignVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A110 
BMAVX230Business Practice for the Creative IndustriesVisual Arts endorsement/elective15660 Credits at Level 5 
BMAVX260BStop Motion AnimationVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A106 or BMAVX283  or any Visual Arts Introductory elective  
BMAVX265Drawing for AnimationVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A110 
BMAVX283Media Video and PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMAVX284Drawing through the Camera Visual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0X150 or BMXX120 and BMA0D211  
BMAVX286Lighting and the CameraVisual Arts endorsement/elective156  
BMAVX298Contemporary DrawingVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A106 or by approval of Programme Manager 
BMAVX299Contemporary Maori and Pasifika Art: An Introduction Visual Arts endorsement/elective156BM0A110 
BMAXX225Editing the Moving ImageVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A150 and BMAXX100  
BMAXX240BBroadcast PresentationGeneral elective156One level 5 Interdisciplinary Elective 
BMAXX245Advertising WorkshopGeneral elective156BMA0D211 
BMAXX250BSound Design: Creating Sound for Visual ArtGeneral elective156BMA0D211 
BMAYX202BCreative Writing WorkshopCommunication endorsement/elective156
 
BMAYX210Digital PublishingCommunication endorsement/elective156BMA - Not available for students majoring in Graphic Design (Requirement for JTO Diploma in Journalism). GradDipCom - No Prerequisite  
BMAYX225Drama and Performance Communication endorsement/elective 156One Level 5 degree module or equivalent  

LEVEL 7

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMAFD701Advanced Fashion ProjectFashion design endorsement / core307

BMAFD601 and
BMAFD602 and
BMAFD603 and
BMAFD604 and

BMAOD211

BMAFD702
BMAFD702Management of Professional PresentationFashion design endorsement / core157

BMAFD601 and
BMAFD602 and
BMAFD603 and
BMAFD604 and

BMAOD211

BMAFD701
BMA0B300Contemporary Strategies Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Painting/Sculpture157BMABT201 and BMA0D211 and three Level 6 Painting / Sculpture modules 
BMA0B325PaintingVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Painting/Sculpture157BMA0D211 and either BMA0B215 or BMA0B210B 
BMA0D302Intermedia ProjectIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Visual Arts Core courses 
BMA0D306Writing ProjectIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Core courses  
BMA0D307Feature WritingIntermedia157BMAVX206 or BMA0G230 
BMA0D315InternshipIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Core/Intermedia courses 
BMA0D330Celluloid JukeboxIntermedia15760 credits at Level 6 
BMA0D340Career Development for the Creative IndustriesIntermedia157BMA0D211 
BMA0D345Portfolio ProjectIntermedia157Four Level 6 Core modules from Visual Arts stream or Moving Image pathway and BMA0D211 
BMA0D350InstallationIntermedia157BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 VA core.  
BMA0D363Commercial Music Project Intermedia157BMA0D230 and BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 Commercial Music Core/Intermedia courses 
BMA0D367Audio Post ProductionIntermedia157BMA0R230B or BMAXX250B or BMA0F200 
BMA0D380Fine Art Project Intermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Visual Arts Core Courses. Communication and Commercial Music students may be eligible to take this module on the basis of an interview 
BMA0D391Freelance Project Intermedia157BMA0D211 as well as 60 credit L6 
BMA0D392Creative Industries ProjectIntermedia307BMA0D211 and 60 credits at Level 6. GradDipCom: Professional portfolio consideration, other pathways by application and approval of Media Arts Programme Committee.
BMA0D395The ExhibitionIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Visual Arts core courses (Availability to Communication or Music students subject to approval)  
BMA0F340Moving Image ProductionCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Moving Image157(Communication Endorsement)
BMA0Y101 and BMA0Y102 and
BMAXX100 and 30 credits at level 5.
(Total 75 credits)
or
(Visual Arts Endorsement)
60 BMA credits at Level 5 andBMAXX100
(Total 75 credits)
 
BMA0F350Advanced DramaCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image157BMA0F215 and BMA0D211 
BMA0F360Film and Video Project 2Communication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Moving Image modules 
BMA0F362Film and Video Project 1Communication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image307BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Moving Image modules 
BMA0F365Advanced ScreenwritingCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image157BMA0F220 and BMA0D211 
BMA0G310Graphic Design: DimensionsVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 design modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G330Graphic Design: PublicationVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 Design Modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G335Graphic Design: IdentityVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 Design Modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G345Graphic Design: ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design15730 CR L7 Design Modules  
BMA0G355Illustration ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design/Painting/Sculpture157BMA0D211 and BMA0G210  
BMA0G365Narrative IllustrationVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design/Painting/Sculpture157BMA0D211 and BMA0G210 
BMA0J301News Production 1Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 modules  
BMA0J302News Production 2Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism157BMA0J303 and BMA0J301 
BMA0J303News Practice 1Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 communication modules 
BMA0J304News Practice 2Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism157BMA0J303, BMA0J301  
BMA0M310Broadcast NewsCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism157BMA0D211 and two Level 6 Communication modules and two level 6 Journalism modules. 
BMA0P335Documentary PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography157BM0D210\BM0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0P340Photography PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0P345Advertising PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses  
BMA0P355Photography ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0R320Advanced PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Songwriting/Music Production 157BMA0R240 
BMA0T310SculptureVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMA0D211 and either BMA0T230 
BMABT300Contemporary Art ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMABT201 and BMABT205 and BMA0D211 and two Level 6 Painting / Sculpture courses 
BMABT305Advanced Contemporary Art ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMABT201 and BMA0D211and three Level 6 Painting / Sculpture courses 
BMABT306Contemporary Art Project 2Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 307BMA0D211, and 3 x Level 6 Painting/Sculpture courses or approval by Programme Manager 
BMACP701Performance Project Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/ Contemporary Music Performance307BMACP601, BMA0R255 
BMACP702Ensemble Performance ProjectCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/ Contemporary Music Performance307BMACP602, BMACP603 or BMACP601 
BMADM3003D AnimationVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia157BMA0D211 and BMADM215 
BMADM305Digital Contemporary ArtVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia1572 Level 6 Digital Media courses  
BMADM310Advanced Internet DesignVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia157BMADM210 and BMA0D211 
BMADM315Moving Graphics Visual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia157BMADM200 and BMA0D211 
BMADM320Interactive Multimedia SystemsVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia157BMADM205 and BMA0D211 
BMAMP305Electroacoustic MusicCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Music Production 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Commercial Music core / Intermedia courses 
BMAMP315Post Production and MasteringCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Music Production 157BMAMP305  
BMAPA301Organisational CommunicationCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations157BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 core modules 
BMAPA302Applied Public RelationsCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations157BMA0D211 and four level 6 core modules. 
BMAPA303BBrand CampaignCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations157BMA0D211 and four level 6 core modules. 
BMAPA304Advertising StrategiesIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four L6 Modules. 
BMAPA305Project Management for the Creative IndustriesCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/ Public Relations/ Visual Arts Endorsement/ Intermedia15760 Credits at Level 6 
BMASW305Instrumental CompositionCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Songwriting157BMASW315 and BMA0D211 
BMASW315Song ArrangingCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Songwriting157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Commercial Music core/Intermedia modules 
COGD301Professional Writing and Technical CommunicationIntermedia 1574 x Level 6 core modules plus BMA0D211 Audience Message Context module.