Undergraduate applications

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. If you would like to apply to CoCA Massey please refer to the following guidelines.

Bachelor of Creative Media Production
Bachelor of Commercial Music
Certificate in Visual Arts
Diploma in Visual Arts

Bachelor of Design (with Honours)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Honours)
Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts
Graduate Diploma in Design
Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts

Automatic entry

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
Entrance A
Wallace Street

Māori visual arts
Toioho ki Apiti
Te Putahi a Toi
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 5301

Late applications

Late applications may be considered on a case by case basis. Late applications are being accepted subject to available spaces.

This fee applies to all applications whether by portfolio or by automatic entry.