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Bachelor of Creative Media Production

Key facts

  • Available at Wellington
  • Three years full-time
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

The Bachelor of Creative Media Production (BCMP) degree is an open entry programme. You need to have a recognised university entrance qualification in order to study this programme.

Ways to get a recognised university entrance qualification include: NCEA, Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Special Admission.

Application Due Date

  • Mid-February 2019. Late applications will be considered if space is available.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Creative Media Production structure

The Bachelor of Creative Media Production is made up of:

  • Core courses (twelve courses: 195 credits)
  • Studio courses (six courses: 90 credits)
  • Electives (up to five courses: maximum 75 credits)

In the Bachelor of Creative Media Production, you must do at least 105 credits at 300-level. In the third year, students take a major production for a client through all its stages, from innovation lab to pre-production to production to post-production.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates


Core studio courses

Studio is where you will learn and hone your creative media production skills.
At 100-level, you must take two per semester, but you can take three (one would count as an elective).

The following is the list of core studio courses for first year:

289.101 Introduction to Web & Mobile Media
289.102 Visualisation for Media Production
289.103 Introduction to Computer Animation
289.104 Introduction to VFX & Motion Graphics
289.105 Introduction to Digital Video Production
289.106 Introduction to Game Technologies & Mechanics
289.107 Introduction to Audio Production & Sound Design
289.110 Introduction to Time-Based Editing
289.111 Introduction to 3D Modelling and Texturing
289.112 Introduction to Film and Video on Location
289.113 Introduction to Prototyping for Interactive Projects
289.114 Introduction to Programming for Interactive Projects
289.115 Introduction to Producing and Directing

Other core courses

Each semester you must also do one core course that teaches you to think critically about what you do. These courses provide essential grounding for a career in a fast-changing media landscape. The first year courses are:

  289.100 Introduction to Creative Media Production*
 289.120 Working with Scripted Material*

*Subject to CUAP approval


The Bachelor of Creative Media Production programme has space for up to 75 credits worth of courses of your choice, known as electives. In the first year, you can select from any of the 100-level electives from the College of Creative Arts, as well as a range of courses from business, humanities and social science.

The College of Creative Arts produces a “Yellow Book” guide which shows all the courses for your degree.

Majors or endorsements

No major exists for this programme however students can prepare for industry through one of the following pathways:

  • Film and television
  • Animation 
  • VFX
  • Game development
  • Creative technologies
  • Producing and directing

For more information regarding the pathways and which courses to take please discuss with an Academic Advisor.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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