Master of Cultural and Creative Practice

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The Master of Cultural & Creative Practice (MCCP) is a one and a half year (full-time) taught degree aimed at developing expertise in cultural expression. Mixing live projects with coursework you can tailor your journey, choose to specialise or develop your existing skills and experience in a diverse array of subjects, for example; Arts Management, Cultural Production, Curatorial Practices, the Interarts, Interactive and Mixed Reality, Heritage Promotion and Cultural and Creative Production. Implementing creative strategies, whilst continuing to develop expertise related to your chosen field, you will contribute to a vibrant creative community critiquing notions of leadership and entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative sector. Considerate of cultural and ethical issues and their implications when working across cultural, social, and historical contexts you will be thoughtful and respectful in your research and production. Creative thinking will empower your decision-making and inform your professional encounters.

Please note that applications for the Master of Cultural and Creative Practice are open to start in Semester 1, February 2018


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Quick facts

Programme code: AK1335
Level: 9
Duration: 1 1/2 years full-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

Applications will remain open until all places are filled. AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview. 

Application deadline for Semester 1, 2018: 1 December 2017

Read or download the APPLICATION GUIDE for the Master of Cultural and Creative Practice

Read or download the RESEARCH PROPOSAL OUTLINE GUIDE for the Master of Cultural and Creative Practice


Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master of Cultural and Creative Practice, an applicant must have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in the papers at level 7 or above.

Guidelines to entry


Papers - 180 points in total
ARDN800 Research Methods (15 points)
ARDN808 Contextual Review (15 points)

SELECT a further 90 points from the elective papers listed below


ARDN997 Applied Research Project (60 points)

Elective Papers
ARDN809 Soundculture and Sonic Practice (15 points)
ARDN810 Creative Enterprise (15 points)
ARDN811 Creative Leadership (15 points)
ARDN812 Mediated Practice (15 points)
ARDN813 Culture and Sovereignty (15 points)
ARDN814 Curatorial Practice (15 points)
TVSP870 Kaupapa Māori  Media (15 points)

Additional paper and course information can be found here.

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

For programme information and availability of papers, please email the Programme Leader, Rachel Carley

Last updated: 26-Sep-2017 8.20am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.