CoCA is a world-class college and seeks creative, enthusiastic and dedicated students who demonstrate skill and passion for design, music and the visual arts.Step One
Check you have everything that is required for your application. Here is an application checklist.
Once you have everything, you can start to make your online application here.
Design, Fine Arts and Māori Visual Arts programmes you need to provide a portfolio unless you have automatic entry (see below).
Check out portfolio requirements here.
Commercial Music you need to book an audition (Music Practice) and briefing here.
Creative Media Production is an open entry programme and no portfolio is required.
1st October for Design, Fine Arts, Māori Visual Arts, Music (Practice). Late applications may be accepted, subject to available spaces.
13th January for Creative Media Production and Commercial Music (Industry and Music Technology).
You automatically gain provisional entry, and do not need to submit a portfolio, if you have:
- NCEA: NCEA Level 2 with Excellence, including an excellence endorsement in an approved art, design or technology subject. Entry is confirmed once you have achieved University Entrance, including 14 credits in an approved art, design or technology subject at Level 3.
- CAMBRIDGE: Cambridge International AS grade A or B in an approved art, design or technology subject. Entry is confirmed once you have achieved university entrance.
Portfolios will be assessed as they are received. Successful candidates will be offered provisional entry which will be confirmed upon achieving university entrance.
If you are not successful in your first application, you can re-submit a revised portfolio before the closing date on 1st October.
Send your portfolio to:
Design and Fine Arts
Campus Information Services
Massey University Wellington Campus
Māori Visual Arts
Toioho ki Apiti
Te Putahi a Toi
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 5301
Once you've been accepted to Massey, you'll need to enroll in your your courses. To help you with that, here are some enrolment guides for each programme.
Bachelor of Creative Media Production
Bachelor of Commercial Music
Bachelor of Design (with Honours)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Honours)
Late applications may be considered on a case by case basis. Late applications are being accepted subject to available spaces.