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.

Take a look inside

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

Showcase shines a light on the work of Wintec creatives

Wintec graduating design students are ready to celebrate alongside communication, contemporary art, music and performing arts students, at their final year showcase

Wintec graduating design students are ready to celebrate at their final year showcase.

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 School of Media Arts  Director, Sam Cunnane says these designers, artists, communicators, photographers, musicians, performers and multimedia students are diverse and talented.

“Our Creative Showcase is always an exciting window into the creativity of our students, and these events celebrate their talent. They also show our future students and the community what our students have been working on. This year has been incredibly challenging and these students have responded well, innovating and delivering despite the challenges of 2020,” says Cunnane.

This year’s events were launched with a Wintec production, “The Garden of Rikki Tiki Tavi”, continue with musical performances and culminate in a graduating exhibition where, for the first time, students’ artworks can be purchased in a silent auction.  

“We’re now seeing the results from students’ work from the Music and Performing Arts, Design, Contemporary Art and Communication degrees we launched in 2018 and 2019. These degrees were designed for a future world of work and our students are responsive and proving they are ready to join and influence the professional creative community,” adds Cunnane.

The events are held at Wintec Hamilton campus locations and The Meteor theatre and open to everyone.

The Creative Showcase events are:

2020 Music and Performing Arts Showcase

Wintec theatre and music students take to the stage with solos, ensembles and cabaret performances. These events, held at The Meteor Theatre, are free entry. Find out more.

2020 Graduating Exhibition

Design, contemporary art, and communication students will transform Wintec Media Arts classrooms and studios into gallery spaces to exhibit their work. Find out more.

Auction This: A silent auction at Ramp Gallery

Here’s an opportunity to own an original artwork and support our future creatives. This free-to-view public exhibition showcases a curated selection of works to purchase by students and graduates from Wintec School of Media Arts. Auction This opens for bidding from Monday 23 November 2020.

Explore the range of study opportunities from certificate to postgraduate level at Wintec School of Media Arts

Read more:
Wintec wins at musical theatre awards
How Filipe made lifelong connections through photography
Wintec Media Arts students past and present win at recent Aotearoa Student Press Awards

Events

  • Career Choices Day 2020

    Are you looking for a fresh start in 2021? Career Choices Day is a whānau-friendly event for all ages where you can discover what Wintec has to offer with family-friendly activities throughout the day.