Universities are full of acronyms and jargon, Massey is no different. Here’s a few we use at the College of Creative Arts.
CoCA — College of Creative Arts
BDes — Bachelor of Design
BFA — Bachelor of Fine Arts
BCMP — Bachelor of Creative Media Production
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.
Block 10 — The Museum Building (Fashion and Textiles)
Block 11 — James Coe Building (Industrial Design and Spatial)
Block 12 — Te Ara Hihiko (Visual Communication Design)
K Block — Across the road off Tasman Street, also known as K Town (Creative Media Production and Music)
Block 1 — Te Whare Pukaka – Staff space
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