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.

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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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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

Wintec wins at musical theatre awards

Wintec student Memphis Ward won best leading male at the Zonys

First-year Wintec Music and Performing Arts student, Memphis Ward won Best Male Actor at the Zonys, the Waikato/Bay of Plenty 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 or “The Zonys”.

“The Zonys”, are a celebration of the best productions from theatre societies across the greater Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions and the awards were announced at an event in Rotorua on Saturday 7 November.

First-year Wintec Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts student, Memphis Ward won Best Leading Male in a Youth Production for his part in Musikmakers’ Madagascar Jnr., and the award was presented to him by his tutor, Kyle Chuen.

Wintec Music and Performing Arts tutor, Nick Braae won Best Musical Director for his orchestral conducting and vocal direction as part of Hamilton Operatic Society’s Sweet Charity.

Wintec tutor Nick Brae wins Best Musical Director at the ZonysWintec Music and Performing Arts tutor Nick Braae won Best Director at the Zonys.

Two other Wintec School of Media Arts sponsored prizes went to soon-to-be-familiar faces. Jack Turner won Best Male Supporting Actor in a Youth Production, also for Madagascar Jnr., while the coveted Best Male Actor in a Musical went to Patrick Ward for his star turn as the lead role in Musikmakers’ Catch Me If You Can.

Turner and Ward have successfully auditioned for the Wintec Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts programme and will join Wintec to study the degree in February 2021.

Wintec Music and Performing Arts team manager, David Sidwell was nominated for Best Director, for the musical Sweet Charity. He may not have won on the night, but he is thrilled with the evening’s successes and says the Zonys help to solidify the strong and developing relationships between Wintec and the regional theatre community.

“These awards sponsored by Wintec focus on youth achievement, and we couldn’t be more pleased that some of the award winners are going to join our programme. The incoming class of 2021 is laden with talent and there will be some stars in that group.

Find out more about studying a Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts at Wintec.

 

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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.