First year online

In 2021, Massey University will offer the first year of the Bachelor of Design with Honours, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours and Bachelor of Creative Media Production online for international students who are unable to come to New Zealand due to Covid-19.

We have developed a selection of classes that are designed to be delivered online, to allow international students to begin their studies, and then come to New Zealand when the borders reopen to international students.

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Frequently asked questions

The College of Creative Arts is offering a selection of first year Design, Creative Media Production and Fine Arts classes online in 2021 for international students.

Semester 1 (45 credits)

  • 237.130 Communication for Makers
  • 296.157 Imagine
  • 289.114 Programming for Interactive Projects

Semester 2 (45 credits)

  • 222.157 Screen
  • 289.107 Audio and Sound
  • 289.120 Working with Scripted Material

Summer School (if required; 30 credits)

The complete list of Summer School courses is not yet final. We will make sure to offer the courses required for first year online students to meet their degree requirements.

  • 289.102 Visualisation for Media Production (for Creative Media Production students)
  • 221.157 Lens (for Design students)
  • 198.157 Object (for Design students)
  • 213.155 Drawing the Body I (for Fine Arts students)
  • Further courses to be confirmed.

Yes, these courses will count as either core courses or electives towards your first year and major study. We will offer courses over Summer School at the end of 2021 that will allow you to take your major prerequisites and transition into Year 2 in 2022.

The programme starts Semester 1 2021, in the week beginning 22 February 2021.

Enrolment in the Creative Arts online programme is by special permission. 

Please contact the College of Creative Arts International Manager, Mr Tim CROFT, via email: t.croft@massey.ac.nz if you wish to enrol in the programme.

Yes, you can apply for programme. You should apply online through the International Office.

Applications for Design and Fine Arts require a portfolio. Read our advice for portfolios.

All courses will be taught by Massey University faculty, the same people who would be teaching if you were on campus.

You will need a reliable internet connection, and access to a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone for course sessions.

Read our recommendations for computers that can power the software you may need for your study.

Photography, Fine Arts, Integrated Design, Spatial Design, Visual Communication Design, Concept Design, Industrial Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Film & TV, Producing & Directing, Creative Technologies, Game Development, Animation & VFX, and Māori Visual Arts.

The first-year online allows students to transition into all of these programmes.

These courses have been adapted for online study. The course assignments are designed for students studying online.

Te Ara Toroa — Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai
The flight of the albatross — Venturing into the unknown
Design by Ngataiharuru Taepa, Kaihautu Toi Māori—Director of Māori Arts

Toi Rauwhārangi
College of Creative Arts
Wellington, Aotearoa

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