International applications

The College of Creative Arts welcomes international applications.

In 2013 the College became the first art and design school outside North America to be awarded a highly prestigious mark of quality – NASAD’s 'substantial equivalency', the most comprehensive international benchmark of quality in art and design education in the world.

We recommend students apply no later than three months before a programme starts in order to allow time for assessment and, if accepted into the programme, time to apply for a visa.

All International students need to complete an international application.

In addition to the general International Application to Massey University, applicants need also include the following documents (depending upon the programme).

Contact the International Office for all international enquiries.

Find out below when Massey's international team will next be in your country. If you can't make it to an event or would like further information please email international@massey.ac.nz or message them on Facebook.

Tel: +64 6 350 5599
Email: international@massey.ac.nz
Website: international.massey.ac.nz

  • Undergraduate

    Bachelor of Design (Hons)

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons)

    Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts

    Applicants should also upload a 12-24 page portfolio of work with their application. Portfolio guideline and requirements can be found here.

    Bachelor of Creative Media Production

    No further materials are required.

    Bachelor of Commercial Music

    Industry and Technology: no further materials are required.

    Practice: an audition for pre-selection is required. Applicants will be contacted for an audition time once they have applied.

    Certificate in Visual Arts

    Applicants must meet Massey University’s entrance requirements for bachelor’s study. No previous Fine Arts or Design experience is required.

    Applicants may use successful Certificate study towards their application and credits for the Bachelor of Design (Hons) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons).

    Diploma in Visual Arts

    Applicants must meet Massey University’s entrance requirements for bachelor’s study. No previous Fine Arts or Design experience is required.

    Applicants may use successful Certificate study towards their application and credits for the Bachelor of Design (Hons) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons).

  • Postgraduate

    Graduate Diplomas 

    Graduate Diploma in Design*

    This is a highly selective programme. Applicants should include a 12-24 page portfolio of work with their application. Portfolio guideline and requirements can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to concentrate on presenting work in the field they wish to study (Textile, Fashion, Visual Communication, Photography, Spatial, and Industrial Design) and show process of Design, including initial concepts and ideas of designs, through development and, finally, the completed projects.

    Applicants should indicate what area of Design they wish to undertake study in.

    *previous study in Design is not required; however, a strong portfolio demonstrating Design expertise is required.

    Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts

    This is a highly selective programme. Applicants should include a 12-24 page portfolio of work with their application. Portfolio guideline and requirements can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to concentrate on presenting work in the field they wish to study and show process of work, including initial concepts and ideas of designs, through development and, finally, the completed works.

    Applicants should indicate what area of Design they wish to undertake study in.

    *previous study in Fine Arts is not required; however, a strong portfolio demonstrating Design expertise is required.

    Postgraduate Diplomas

    Postgraduate Diploma in Design

    Applicants should also include a 12-24 page portfolio of work with their application. Portfolio guideline and requirements can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to concentrate on presenting work in the field they wish to study (Textile, Fashion, Visual Communication, Photography, Spatial, and Industrial Design) and show process of Design, including initial concepts and ideas of designs, through development and, finally, the completed projects.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts

    Applicants should also upload a 12-24 page portfolio of work with their application. Portfolio guideline and requirements can be found here [/study/how-to-apply/portfolio-requirements/]. Applicants are encouraged to submit International indigenous artwork for their portfolio.

    Master of Design

    Applicants should submit a portfolio of work concentrating on presenting work in the field they wish to complete research (Textile, Fashion, Visual Communication, Photography, Spatial, and Industrial Design) and show process of Design, including initial concepts and ideas of designs, through development and, finally, the completed projects. Applicants are expected to demonstrate advanced design skills, independent research capability, and a strong body of previous design work.

    Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal. For guidelines on producing a research proposal click here.

    Master of Fine Arts

    Applicants should submit a 12-24 page portfolio of work concentrating on presenting work in the field they wish to complete their study (in either Fine Arts or Design) and show process work, including initial concepts and ideas of work, through development and, finally, the completed work.

    Applicants should also submit a one-page description of their interest in Art or Design, including previous background in the field.

     

  • Scholarships

    College of Creative Arts scholarships can be found here

    A comprehensive list of Massey University scholarships can be found here

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