The Bachelor of Creative Software brings computer science, art and design, social science and business knowledge together in a transdisciplinary approach to produce future innovators.

You’ll learn to think critically while you work on commercially-relevant projects in a studio-like environment. Our passionate tutors and industry mentors will upskill you in everything you need to know from concept development to app design, game art and User Experience design.

WHY IS THIS DEGREE DIFFERENT?

The Bachelor of Creative Software doesn’t just focus on computer science theory, it also builds skills, positioning you for success in this ever-changing world.

Designed collaboratively with industry, you’ll graduate with in-demand skills. Think project management skills, business and commercial acumen and User Experience expertise. Learn how to make software for a range of platforms and devices - and boost your entrepreneurial smarts while you’re at it.

WHAT YOU’LL STUDY

This programme is heavily focused on project-based learning.

Over 50% of course time will be dedicated to tutor-led programming, with an additional 15% orientated around group projects, so you will come out with real world skills.

Year one

  • UX Design for Web/Mobile App (CS101)

  • Development Principles for Website and Mobile Web App (CS102)

  • Website & Mobile App Projects (CS103)

  • UX Principles for Game Design (CS104)

  • Development Principles for Mobile Games (CS105)

  • Mobile Game Projects (CS106)

Year two

  • Technical Design for Software (CS201)

  • AR/VR App on Mobile (CS202)

  • Mobile App Projects (CS203)

  • Society, Enterprise, Innovation (CS204)

  • AR/VR Projects (CS205)

Year three

  • Investigative Studio 2 (CS301)

  • Capstone Project/Internship (CS302)

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Creative Software will help you develop skills and knowledge in computer science, programming, emerging technologies, project management and the soft skills you need to participate in a real-world team. With an additional focus on innovation and entrepreneurship you will finish your degree ready to carve you own path in computational jobs across the creative, business and science sectors.

  • User Experience (UX) Designer

  • User Interface (UI) Designer

  • Web Developer

  • Game Developer

  • Mobile Developer

  • Integration Developer

  • Web Systems Specialist

  • CMS Developer

  • Full Stack Web Developer

  • Digital Project Manager

  • Creative Technologist

  • Solutions Engineer

  • DevOps Engineers

  • Entrepreneur

WHY CHOOSE AMES?

We provide students with a gateway to the IT industry and jobs of the future. We support and inspire dynamic, team-orientated and technically talented graduates who will help to grow New Zealand’s global reputation as skilled innovators while propelling their own careers forward.

Animation College, as the registered PTE, awards all of the qualifications that are offered by AMES - The Institute of IT. Animation College is a category 1 provider.

 

START DATE

25 February 2019

PRICE

Domestic Students:
$9,646.14 + $340 Student Services Levy (Per year)

(Eligible for 'Fees-Free' study)

International students:
$68,428 + $9,000 Course Fee

The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees.

QUALIFICATION LEVEL

NZQF level 7

DURATION

3 Years


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GENERAL ADMISSION

  • NCEA University Entrance (UE), or equivalent CIE/IB grades; or

  • Equivalent qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution

DISCRETIONARY ADMISSION

Applicants who do not meet general admission requirements and are at least 16 (and under 20).

  • Significant level of achievement in Year 12; or

  • Completion of relevant foundation programme or tertiary qualification

SPECIAL ADMISSION

For applicants who do not meet requirements for general admission, are over 20 or older, New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and have relevant experience and skills.

  • Professional portfolio; and/or

  • Documented industry experience


*Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. AMES reserves the right to modify schedules to best accommodate the internal running of the institute and to best serve the student learning experience.