new worlds

Create new characters, creatures, environments and experiences. Study in the only concept design major in Australasia.


Scrapped, Marc Johnston, Jamie Chen, Jonathan Dysart

The New Basin, Daniel Voss

Detail from The New Basin, Daniel Voss.

The Gloaming Project, Georgia Wales

Design concepts for entertainment and education within film, animation, television, gaming, and location-based experiences.

Concept design is our new major in the Bachelor of Design with Honours.

Master traditional art forms like drawing and sculpting 3D models, as well as making digital plans and renders.

Inspire others as you create the basis for further production and development, with character models, storyboards, product ideas and environmental concepts.


Character models by Tahiwi Trenor Hunt

Learn drawing, storyboarding, 3D rendering, prototyping, sculpting and world-building.

Ivan Vegar in studio at Weta Workshop

Follow in the footsteps of Massey grads working at Weta Workshop, Mechanic Animation, A44, PikPok, Weta Gameshop, Pukeko Pictures and Story Inc.

Large pink worm monster concept sketch

Build entire worlds to form the foundations of feature films, theme parks, games, toys or exhibits.

Apply now to study concept design in 2020.

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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