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.

About us

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.

Study with us

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.

Pathways

Subject areas

Courses

Art and design programmes

Communication programmes

Music and performing arts programmes

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.

Get involved

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.

Visit us today!

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

  • Why this storyteller is going to be a journalist

    Wintec Communication student Maryana Garcia is a young storyteller on a mission to become a journalist. She shares her tips on connecting and telling the stories that will get her there, why she loves Hamilton and about being a student.

  • Showcase shines a light on the work of Wintec creatives

    A new generation of creatives are revealing their work in the Wintec School of Media Arts 2020 Creative Showcase throughout November in Hamilton, with exhibitions, music, performing arts and a silent art auction.

  • Wintec wins at musical theatre awards

    Wintec Music and Performing Arts students, staff and programme advisors featured heavily in the list of nominees and winners at the 2020 New Zealand Zone Two Musical Theatre Awards.

Events

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi | A Wintec theatre production

The Garden  of Rikki Tikki Tavi
A free flowing, comic brawl of a loose adaptation of the Kipling classic in which nobody dies! Darzee the diva is incensed when Tikki Tikki Tavi washes up in Darzee’s pristine garden. Darzee and her friend, Chuchu, pull out all the stops attempting to run off the pesky mongoose, until they see Nag, cobra and despot, run in fear when she discovers a mongoose is loose.

When: Wednesday 11 November 2020
Time: 7pm

When: Thursday 12 November 2020
Times: 10.30am and 7pm 

Where:
The Meteor 
Register here

A free event, this performance is presented as part of student learning at Wintec School of Media Arts via the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts degree pathway and is led by tutor and actor Kyle Chuen.

This event is part of Wintec School of Media Arts Creative Showcase for 2020. Find out about other events in the showcase and find out more about studying for a creative career here.

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