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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.


Subject areas


Art and design programmes

Communication programmes

Music and performing arts programmes

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.

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The Waikato Independent

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

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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.

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.

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There’s no stopping this Feat

SoMA Creative Showcase 2021

There’s no stopping the creative talent from Wintec School Media Arts’ tauira/students and this year, their work is being celebrated and shared in Feat for everyone to see.

Feat is Wintec School of Media Arts 2021 Creative Showcase where work from this year’s design, communication, music and performing arts tauira will be shared and celebrated over a series of events – pandemic or not.

Wintec Group Director, School of Media Arts, Sam Cunnane says every year a new Creative Showcase brings fresh work from the future stars of our creative industry.

“This year really has been a feat for all our Wintec learners, it’s the second year our year two and three tauira have worked through lockdowns, online learning and limited kanohi ki te kanohi or face to face contact. But whatever the level we’re in, nothing will stop us from celebrating the success of our Wintec tauira and all their hard mahi.”

Sharing work online is doable if less social, but Cunnane adds it is especially challenging for Wintec music and performing arts students.

“We're pivoting to online celebrations for our communication, art and design students but this week’s change to Level 2 has meant our music and theatre performers can now do what they do best - perform on the stage.”

Cunnane adds that despite the uncertain times we are living in, Wintec School of Media Arts is eager to recognise and celebrate our students' achievements and to share them with peers, whānau, and our creative community. 

The following events will honour Wintec School of Media Arts graduating classes and feature their amazing accomplishments. What a feat!


Year 1 Performing Arts Cabaret

Friday 19 November, 6.00pm
Venue: The Place, Hamilton
Get your FREE ticket here.


Graduate Showcase Publication Launch

Thursday 25 November, publication goes live on social media at 4.30pm 

Channels: FacebookInstagram


Communication Showcase | Online student presentations and Q&A

Thursday 25 November, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Register to attend on Facebook


Little Shop of Horrors*

  • Thursday 25 November, 7.30pm
  • Friday 26 November, 2.00pm
  • Friday 26 November, 7.30pm

*Wintec theatre events can proceed in Level 2, with audiences 1 metre apart and wearing a mask or face covering. Everyone must scan in, be socially distanced and please do not attend if you are sick or unwell. Registrations are essential. The socially distanced audience must follow the  Health and Safety guidelines set by The Place and The Meteor that are established by ETNZ as the standard guidelines for the New Zealand events industry.

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  • Ramp Gallery | Local Geographies by Amanda Watson

    Join us to celebrate the opening of Amanda Watson's solo exhibition, Local Geographies. Ramp Gallery is free to attend and open to all visitors on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, from 10am to 2.30pm.

  • Wintec Performing Arts 2023 Enrolment Auditions

    Are you passionate about performing? Do you feel at home on the stage? Take your performing arts skills to the next level with our Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts at Wintec. Come join our creative community and get your application started at our enrolment auditions.

  • Career Guidance Workshop

    Are you unsure of your future path or looking for a career change? Or, do you need some advice on what your next step could look like? Our Career Guidance Workshop can help you plan your current or future career journey.

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