Entry Requirements

University Entrance
Evidence of Creative interest/abilities*
Workshop attendance may be required*

Note: Entrance to university does not guarantee admission to a specific programme of study.

To support candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, the BCT encourages applications from students with demonstrated interest and ability across the sciences and arts.

This might take the form of:

While a portfolio might also take a more traditional form, similar to painting or graphic design boards, it might draw on independent projects in other media. For example we would be interested in seeing any work you have done in video, flash, web, or murals, illustrations, photographs, performance, sound … simply demonstrate your creative potential!

If you haven’t done any creative work but have an interest in media issues then maybe it’s easier for you to write about your interest in creative technologies. This is your chance to tell us not just about your motivation for applying to the BCT but for sharing with us your vision of what creative technologies means to you and how it might shape the future.

Perhaps you have a more technical background in engineering, programming or maths. We want to know about that too! Let us know about what you have achieved; send us some code, pictures of the engine you stripped down and rebuilt, or show us a problem you are working on. Impress us with your technical mastery!


Then again maybe you’re a misfit? One of those people that have off the wall ideas and the energy to carry them out. Then this is your opportunity to get it together and make something of those projects. Perhaps it was something you invented; a hot rod coffee maker, solar ipod charger or simply a practical solution to an everyday problem? Play your wild card and put in an application!

Once you have submitted your application and evidence of creative interest/abilities we will assess your application and advise you of the outcome as soon as possible after the closing date.

If your application is considered favourably we will invite you for a workshop with our staff and students.

We may invite you to attend a one-day Creative Technologies workshop or interview. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions of academic staff and current Bachelor of Creative Technologies students.

Workshops for the 2014 applications will take place in October 2013, dates will be confirmed closer to the time.

AUT University's Admissions Office will notify you of your application outcome shortly after the completion of the workshops.

For assistance, please contact pat.jones@aut.ac.nz

You should apply to enrol at AUT prior to submitting your portfolio. You will be given a student ID number when you apply. Please include your student ID number with all portfolio submissions.

Please submit portfolios to:

AUT University
University Admissions Office,
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142

or by Courier

University Admissions Office, WA Building, Level 2
55 Wellesley Street East
Auckland Central 1010
New Zealand

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.38pm

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