Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts)

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 4,584
Total tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements include:

  • 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or equivalent including a language-rich subject, or equivalent OR
  • 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 in four subjects including 12 credits in a language-rich subject, or equivalent OR
  • a total score of 16 or less in four Sixth Form Certificate subjects including a language-rich subject, or equivalent OR
  • New Zealand University Entrance or equivalent.
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International Language Test Score (IELTS) of 6.0 across all bands or equivalent.
  • Candidates who do not meet those entry requirements may be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20) or special admission (if aged 20 or over): In such cases entry will be dependent on candidates demonstrating a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.


Core modules

  • Visual Arts Practice 1
  • Visual Arts Practice 2
  • Word, Image, Sound


  • Graphic and Digital Design
  • Photography: An Introduction
  • Painting and Sculpture: An Introduction
  • Moving Image, an Introduction

​Contextual modules

  • History of Kapahaka / Māori Performing Arts
  • History and Theory in Visual Design
  • Gender and Representation
  • Making New Zealand
  • Sociology and the Media
  • Storytelling, Myth and Ritual
  • Film Analysis and Criticism
  • Perspectives on the Media
  • Critical Thinking
  • Culture and the Media
  • Interpreting Visual Culture: Mona Lisa to Lisa Simpson
  • History of Popular Song
  • Printmaking 1
  • Printmaking 2: Screen Printing

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