College of Creative Arts research

Massey University’s College of Creative Arts is New Zealand’s premiere research-led art and design college. The College's world-class standing has grown through the quality and reputation of its faculty and the achievements of its students.

Creative arts researchers excel across an extensive range of disciplines and areas of creative endeavour in the fields of art and design. The College includes the largest number of highly ranked researchers in design, visual art and craft in New Zealand following the 2012 PBRF round. This builds on its outstanding performance in the previous 2003 and 2006 assessments periods. Both Schools in the College have their own research foci and areas of research excellence.

The College's researchers engage in individual, group and collaborative work across a broad range of fine art, design and visual and material culture areas. Through its networks and connections, the College's world-class researchers work with industry, professional groups, government and the cultural sector both in New Zealand and internationally. This vibrant nurturing environment supports researchers at all stages of their career and offers a rich context and transformative experience for our growing numbers of postgraduate students.

With the establishment of the new School of Music and Creative Media Production, the College looks forward to expanding its research expertise.

College research officers

College research director: Professor Tony Parker
School of Art research coordinator: Professor Kingsley Baird
School of Design research coordinator: Professor Julieanna Preston
Director of doctoral research: Professor Sally J. Morgan
Senior advisor research and enterprise: Dr. Simon Mark