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.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
Certificate in Music (Introductory) 3 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available Composer, DJ, Music journalist, Music teacher, Musician, Performer, Radio producer, Recording engineer, Sound designer/engineer
Certificate in Communication and Media Arts 4 Full-time for one semester or part-time options available This programme prepares you for further study.
Certificate in Communication and Media Arts 4 Full-time for one semester or part-time options available This programme prepares you for further study in communication or performing arts.
Certificate in Design and Visual Arts 4 Full-time for 28 weeks Graphic designer
Diploma in Contemporary Music 5 Full-time for two years or part-time options available Composer, DJ, Music journalist, Music teacher , Musician, Recording engineer , Singer/songwriter, Sound or multimedia designer
Diploma in Applied Animation 6 Full-time for two years Animator, 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 Design 6 Full-time for two years or part-time options available Exhibition 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 Creative Enterprise 7 Three years full-time or six years part-time Animator, Artist, Freelance photographer, Game or app designer, Graphic designer, Industrial designer, Interior designer, Brand manager, Online marketer
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre) 7 Full-time for three years Acting trainer/teacher, Actor for theatre, film and television, Performer, Performing arts manager, Presenter, Theatre deviser/creator
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance) 7 Full-time for three years Professional dancer, Choreographer, Dance and performance artist, Dance teacher, Performing arts manager, Arts administrator
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Screen Arts) 7 Full-time for three years Camera/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 Enterprise 7 One year full-time or two years part-time Animator, Artist, Photographer, Game or app designer, Graphic designer, Industrial designer, Interior designer, Brand manager, Online marketer
Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice 7 Full-time for one year Art 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 Practice 8 Six months full-time or one year part-time Director, Experience designer, Graphic designer, Photographer, Producer, Product designer, Production designer, Performance designer, Sculptor, Service designer, Visual artist, Visual communicator
Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice 8 One year full-time or two years part-time Transmedia producer, Designer, Screenwriter, Screen or theatre producer, Animator, Cinematographer, Choreographer, Digital special effects and CGI specialist, Production designer, Visual technologist
Master of Creative Practice 9 Full-time for 18 months or part-time for three years Artist, Art director, Product designer, Graphic designer, Director, Photographer, Experience designer, Producer, Production designer, Sculptor, Visual artist, Performance designer, Service designer, Curator
Master of Design 9 Full-time for a minimum of 18 months or part-time for a minimum of two-and-a-half years Graphic designer, Art/design educator, Art director

Staff