Practice Pathway overview

Here in Unitec’s Creative Industries practice pathway we are all about pushing boundaries and challenging conventional thinking. We’re committed to developing our students to contribute to the growing creative industries as independent artists. We truly believe that collaboration is the foundation of innovation.

Performing and Screen Arts
In Performing and Screen Arts we make movies, create music and produce shows all year round. Our programmes include Acting, Contemporary Dance, Music, Screen Arts and Production Design and Management,

Design and Contemporary Arts
Welcome to Design and Contemporary Arts we pride ourselves in our dynamic learning environment to allow students the benefits of practical workshops, critical enquiry and self-reflection for all our programmes in Graphic Design and Animation, Photography and Media Arts, Product and Furniture Design, Service Design, Transmedia, and Visual Arts.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
Certificate in Music (Introductory)3Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options availableComposer, DJ, Music journalist, Music teacher, Musician, Performer, Radio producer, Recording engineer, Sound designer/engineer
Certificate in Communication and Media Arts4Full-time for one semester or part-time options availableThis programme prepares you for further study toward a career in the media, communication, or performing and screen arts.
Certificate in Communication and Media Arts4Full-time for one semester or part-time options availableThis programme prepares you for further study in communication or performing arts.
Certificate in Design and Visual Arts4Full-time for one year or part-time options availableGraphic designer
Diploma in Contemporary Music5Full-time for two years or part-time options availableComposer, DJ, Music journalist, Music teacher , Musician, Recording engineer , Singer/songwriter, Sound or multimedia designer
Diploma in Applied Animation6Full-time for two yearsAnimator, Artist, Illustrator, Concept artist, Game artist, App designer, Mobile content developer, Storyboard/pre-viz artist, Animation director, 3D artist, Texture artist, Matte painter
Diploma in Applied Interior Design6Full-time for two years or part-time options availableExhibition or film and television designer, Furniture or textile salesperson, Junior interior specialist in architectural practice, Kitchen and bathroom designer, Retail or hospitality designer
Bachelor of Architectural Studies7Full-time for three yearsArchitectural designer, Design manager, Design technician, Draftsperson
Bachelor of Creative Enterprise7Three years full-time or six years part-timeArtist, Photographer, Graphic designer, Product designer, Motion graphics designer, Digital producer
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre)7Full-time for three yearsActing trainer/teacher, Actor for theatre, film and television, Performer, Performing arts manager, Presenter, Theatre deviser/creator
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance)7Full-time for three yearsProfessional dancer, Choreographer, Dance and performance artist, Dance teacher, Performing arts manager, Arts administrator
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Production Design and Management)7Full-time for three yearsProduction manager, Light and sound technician, Light and sound operator, Production designer, Stylist, Clothing designer, Costume designer, Dresser, Art director, Props maker, Scenic painter
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Screen Arts)7Full-time for three yearsCamera/Sound pathway: cinematographer, camera assistant, gaffer, grip, production stills photographer, sound recordist, boom swinger, Post Production pathway: assistant editor, editor, sound designer, EPK editor, post supervisor, Production pathway: production manager, production co-ordinator, production assistant, assistant director, runner, location scout, location manager, unit manager, Writing pathway: screenwriter, content developer, researcher
Graduate Diploma in Creative Enterprise7One year full-time or two years part-timeAnimator, Artist, Photographer, Game or app designer, Graphic designer, Industrial designer, Interior designer, Brand manager, Online marketer
Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice7Full-time for one yearArt director, Costume designer, Composer for theatre and screen works, Lighting designer, Production manager for theatre, Screen actor, Set designer, Sound/audio-visual designer, Stage manager, Director, Theatre and/or screen scriptwriter
Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Practice8Six months full-time or one year part-timeDirector, Experience designer, Graphic designer, Photographer, Producer, Product designer, Production designer, Performance designer, Sculptor, Service designer, Visual communicator, Visual artist, This programme provides an ongoing qualification for teachers or trainers of adults, who are already working in this field.
Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice8One year full-time or two years part-timeArtist, Creative director, Curator, Digital artist, Director, Graphic designer, Photographer, Producer, Visual artist
Master of Creative Practice9Full-time for 18 months or part-time for three yearsArtist, Art director, Product designer, Graphic designer, Director, Photographer, Experience designer, Producer, Production designer, Sculptor, Visual artist, Performance designer, Service designer, Curator
Master of Design9Full-time for two years or four years part-timeArtist, Art director, Art/design educator, Art/photography educator, Curator, Graphic designer, Photographer, Product designer, Production designer, Performance designer, Service designer, Visual artist, Visual communicator