Useful information for first year students

Pōwhiri framework

Design and fine arts: your programme is structured around themes from a pōwhiri (Māori welcome). This is designed to foster collaboration across subjects, and gives you the chance to explore uniquely ‘New Zealand’ creative practice.

Find out more in the video below:

Office hours

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!

CoCA clinics

These workshops teach essential skills, e.g. InDesign or Photoshop, or introduce you to the toolboxes, e.g. 3D workshop. As a CoCA 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!

Your studio, your space

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).

Campus security 24/7 helpdesk

Telephone: (04) 801 5799 ext 83333
Freephone: 0800 MASS 50 / 0800 6277 50
Mobile: 027 496 3681

Academic advice

Our helpful team of Academic Advisers are here to assist you with:

  • Completing your enrolment
  • Planning your studies
  • Pre-requisites and eligibility
  • Programme and course choices
  • Progress to completion, graduation
  • Changing programmes/early exits
  • Applications for cross crediting from previous tertiary education
  • Connecting to other key student support services at Massey University