Linking the city media arts presentation
Creativity and innovation are core pillars of success in any industry, and the demand for employees with creative skill-sets is high within the workforce.

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The Wintec School of Media Arts provides innovative, interdisciplinary education that prepares students for careers in creative industries.

Our programmes are all about creativity. We inspire students to problem solve from day one; connecting with industry specialists and mentors, and tailoring learning through real-life projects. We work alongside students to challenge them to be as creative as they can be while reaching their goals.

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Explore student life at Wintec School of Media Arts.

Are you interested to learn more about the experiences of our Media Arts students here at the Hamilton City Campus? Check out the videos below and follow us on social media.

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Now is the time to turn your creativity into a career.

Be part of a creative community and be inspired by the people around you. Access the latest technology at your fingertips, experience industry-respected tutors by your side and when you graduate, an internationally recognised qualification to set you on your way.

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Portfolio entry

A portfolio allows you to demonstrate your skills and abilities and gives you an opportunity to express your individuality and creativity. For the following programmes, you may need to supply a portfolio:

Do I need to submit a portfolio?

If you have not done NCEA credits in arts or visual design, do not meet the entry criteria, or you're applying as a mature student, you may need to submit a portfolio, and you'll be advised of this when you apply.

What does my portfolio need to contain?

Your portfolio should be a selection of work that forms a cohesive series. As a guide, your portfolio should contain up to six photos of art or design work.

There is no correct way to put together a portfolio. Below is an example to help guide you.
This portfolio is successful in showing the range of art and design capabilities this student has, working across photography, graphic design, painting and sculpture. The applicant's working processes and the ability to develop ideas is shown, along with finished works. For example, the typographic explorations on pages 7 and 8 are then developed and applied in the posters on the following pages. Initial developments for these posters are shown, along with the two finals.

Do you need help with your portfolio?

We are happy to help, please send us an email and we will be in touch.

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Be part of our community and see how we can work together. We are passionate about creating a world where Kirikiriroa/Hamilton City Campus is renowned for its thriving, culturally dynamic, creative community. Our mission: create opportunities for inspired ways of learning, for connecting and networking, that all contribute to an arts-active city. Hāere Mai! Join us!

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Secondary Schools

Are you from the secondary school sector? Find out what you and your students can experience at Media Arts.

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Internships and projects

Do you need an intern or have a work opportunity or project? Our students have a variety of skills and expertise which could help you.

Ruby Nyika seated at Ramp Gallery
The Waikato Independent

The Waikato Independent is an online student project which aims to cover newsworthy events through Waikato and beyond.

Interior design studio
Ramp Journal

Here at this blog, you will find stories to inspire and resources to inform. Topics about music, creative media, arts, and design straight from the experts are just some of the things you will uncover here.

NELL LET THERE BE ROBE exhibition
Ramp Gallery

Ramp is a contemporary art gallery, situated in the heart of Hamilton City at the Wintec School of Media Arts.

Ramp Festival presentation
Ramp Festival
Bringing together artists, musicians, arts practitioners, educators, professionals, academics, students, and the public, Ramp Festival provides an annual platform for dynamic discussions, sharing of new ideas and opportunities to put these into practice.

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Would you like to experience a tour of the School of Media Arts facilities?

Contact us via email to arrange a time.

A tour takes about 35-45 minutes.

 

News

Wintec students spend summer face down on video

Flynn Walker and Ben Wilson in the studio filming Flynn's song, Face Down

Flynn Walker (left) and Ben Wilson (right) in the Wintec studio where the music video 'Face Down' was filmed.

Wintec Communication student, Ben Wilson gave up his summer holidays at the beach to stay inside, filming and editing his first music video with music student, Flynn Walker.

The result, nineteen year-old Ben says, is now the highlight of his study (so far) and this week, Flynn's song, Face Down was released on YouTube.  

It all started when Ben heard about Wintec’s School of Media Arts' ‘special topic’ paper that gives students the flexibility to explore a creative project of their choice. He jumped at the opportunity.

“As a creative person, this paper really appealed to me. There were no restrictions, I could just go for it!” says Ben.

The all-round creative, who’s passion also lies in theatre and performing arts, says he’s always on the look-out for exciting things to film.

“If you’re into cinematography and video production, you want to connect with musicians as you can visually push boundaries in music videos. I’ve always wanted to do a music video and this paper helped me to achieve this dream,” he adds.

Ben reconnected with emerging musician Flynn Walker, an old high school friend who had just signed up to study Wintec’s Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts and was keen to collaborate on a music video.

Flynn explained the songs’ inspiration and conception and, after bouncing ideas off one another, Ben created storyboards and the overall concept.

Ben researched 70s and 80s fashion before scouring thrift shops for costumes and props.

“We used my grandfather’s boots that he’s had since the 80’s and had to include a double denim outfit in there too!”, laughs Ben.

Inspired by variety TV and live music specials, Ben was able to employ a number of film techniques he’d never used before.

Determined to ensure the finished result was professional, Ben got hands-on, building plinths for the set as measurements for filming had to be very specific.

Following some trial and error shooting footage in a garage, Ben realised the video needed be created in a controlled environment so used Wintec’s purpose-built recording studio and editing suite.

“Being able to work with an awesome musician and create a video from scratch has been a major highlight of my study so far,” concludes Ben who is now hooked on the experience and seeking out further work that enables him to connect with other creatives.

Check out  ‘Face Down’ on Youtube.

Find out more about Wintec’s Music and Communication programmes here.

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