Creative Media (2021)
Creative Media focuses on creative arts knowledge and skills, and how they can be utilised and applied within communication roles. It develops creative knowledge skills by emphasising the power of clear, engaging, persuasive, and powerful storytelling, messaging and meaning making across a variety of settings. It will blend applications of text, image, sound in still, auditory, moving and interactive spaces. Creative Media includes papers in design thinking, professional and creative writing, the grammar of moving image, semiotics of sound, creative communication, audience reception and user patterns.
Creative Media is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Communication (BC). Creative Media may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Creative Media as a single major for the BC, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Creative Media, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete ARTSC112, MEDIA100, DSIGN252 or LINGS204, COMMS201, MEDIA207, COMMS301, COMMS302, MEDIA305 or MEDIA307, and MEDIA310.
To complete Creative Media as part of a double major for the BC, or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Creative Media including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete ARTSC112, MEDIA100, DSIGN252 or LINGS204, COMMS201, MEDIA207, 30 points from COMMS301, COMMS302, MEDIA310, and MEDIA305 or MEDIA307.
To complete a minor in Creative Media, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Creative Media major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(CM) and GradDip(CM)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Creative Media at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ARTSC112 Music, Sound and Human Communication 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Every day we communicate using complex linguistic and musical systems. This paper will explore the role of sound and music in human communication and the cognitive, social, and cultural processes, which underlie such communication. The paper takes a broad, interdisciplinary look at all aspects of sound and musical communication, fr... MEDIA100 Understanding Visual Culture 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Online) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) Our lives are dominated by still and moving images and visual technologies. This paper will constitute an important first step in learning to understand how images variously work to convey ideas, their impact and influence on our behaviour, thinking and culture. It draws on a broad theoretical platform from aesthetics, art history,...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COMMS201 Creative Media Production 15.0 No occurrences This paper examines concepts of intercultural communication where consideration is given to individual and cross cultural values and practice. Communication will be considered through a range of themes including Treaty partnership in Aotearoa, cultural understanding and influences, perceptions and personality, motivation, decision making, groups and teams, diversity, inclusion and belonging, cultural approaches to leadership. This will enable students to gain insight into the complexity of culture and communication and to develop tools and strategies to communicate effectively in culturally diverse contexts. DSIGN252 Cultural Perspectives for Design 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) The paper provides students with an understanding of culture-specific perspectives on design issues and the ability to apply these in diverse contexts. LINGS204 Language of Social Media 15.0 No occurrences This paper introduces students to the study of language in the genre of social media, using linguistics theory and concepts. MEDIA207 Transmedia Storytelling 15.0 No occurrences This paper explores transmedia storytelling in a variety of contexts. Students will engage with narratives that are spread across multiple media platforms and develop a critical understanding of key concepts and frameworks.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COMMS301 Creative Media Project 15.0 21X (Hamilton) This paper provides an opportunity for students to develop and carry out a small scale creative media project with relative independence. Students will work with a supervisor to develop original creative content as a multi-platform experience. COMMS302 Art for Social Change 15.0 No occurrences This paper will explore how different forms of cultural and creative expression have been able to effect social change. Focus is given to effective ways and means creative arts have to challenge society's deepest assumptions and trigger perceptual change, action and civic responsibility. This paper encourages students to adopt artistic thinking and action to prompt social change. MEDIA305 Interactive Media Design 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) Create your own interactive projects that expand your creative practice. Students will engage with contemporary arts practices to devise audio-visual installations, evaluate the rise of interactivity in gaming and VR, and create projects that blend different media formats. MEDIA307 Professional Studio Production 15.0 No occurrences This paper allows students to explore professional studio production roles and experience working within, and as part of a studio ecology. Students learn to communicate and work in a controlled live production space comprising of a control (live editing) booth and studio floor (green screen, operating studio pedestal mounted cameras & lighting rig). Studio production increases the complexity, organization and combination of specialised roles required for a variety of film productions. The paper has direct application to future work prospects in film and television studio environments. MEDIA310 Human Interest Storytelling 15.0 No occurrences This paper will explore creative non-fiction audio-visual storytelling in a variety of contexts. Students will produce a portfolio of practical outputs within a human interest framework that focuses on specific social, cultural, and political issues.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 February 2021 9:49am