The Design and Fine Arts programmes are structured around the themes of a pōwhiri (Māori welcome). This is designed to foster collaboration across subjects, and be supported on your journey through four years of study.
As a CoCA student, you can consult any CoCA tutor or lecturer about your studies—not just the ones who teach your classes.
Staff will let you know when and where the office hours will take place, so make sure you use these opportunities when you need them.
These workshops teach essential skills, e.g. InDesign or Photoshop, or introduce you to the toolboxes, e.g. 3D workshop.
As a College of Creative Arts student, you are entitled to use almost any workshop or media facility in the college, provided you attend the clinic first.
A full list of clinics will be available on Stream and your tutors will let you know when these take place, so keep your ears open.
Once your studio class is finished, you are welcome to stay and work there. Please keep the studio tidy, and look after each other if you’re going home late.
Studios on campus are available for students from 6am–12 midnight during term time (time may be extended during hand in, on request).
Telephone: (04) 801 5799 ext 83333
Freephone: 0800 MASS 50 / 0800 6277 50
Mobile: 027 496 3681
Universities are full of acronyms and jargon, and Massey is no different. Here are a few we use at the College of Creative Arts.
CoCA — College of Creative Arts
BDes — Bachelor of Design
BFA — Bachelor of Fine Arts
BSA — Bachelor of Screen Arts
BCommMus — Bachelor of Commercial Music
BMVA — Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts
Block Course — A condensed, intensive period of learning in a course. First Year art and design studios, and most CoCA Summer School courses, are delivered in blocks.
CTL — Centre for Teaching and Learning
Course — A structured programme of work in a particular discipline that is identified by means of a unique code number and delivered through studio classes, clinics, tutorials, workshops, lectures, online and other learning experiences.
Core Course — A compulsory course that must be passed as part of a particular qualification.
Course Code — Each Massey University course has a six-figure code to distinguish its discipline, level and identity. First three digits always tell you what subject it is:
133.xxx = Music
197.xxx = Art and Design
198.xxx = Industrial Design
212.xxx = Fashion Design
213.xxx = Fine Arts
221.xxx = Photography
222.xxx = Visual Communication Design
223.xxx = Textile Design
224.xxx = Spatial Design
237.xxx = Visual and Material Culture
289.xxx = Creative Media Production
The last three digits start with the level of the course. For example: 213.150 Painting, is a Fine Arts course (213) at 100-level (1). 222.215 Brand Communication, is a Visual Communication Design course (222) at 200-level (2).
Brief — Also called an Assignment Brief. This tells you what you have to do for an assessment task.
Knowing where to go when someone refers to the Block numbers
The Museum Building (Fashion, Textiles, Spatial and Postgraduate)
James Coe Building (Industrial Design)
James Coe Building (Industrial Design and Spatial)
Te Ara Hihiko (Visual Communication Design)
Across the road off Tasman Street, also known as K Town (Screen Arts and Music)
Te Whare Pukaka – Staff space