Apply by 15 July

Create with us and shape the future in a world-class creative arts programme. Fast track your study and start in July.

  • Bachelor of Design with Honours
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours
  • Bachelor of Creative Media Production
Design student

Design

Create solutions to real-life design issues.

Have an impact on the world through design. Study in New Zealand's leading and most comprehensive design programme.

  • Start in July and complete in 3.5 years
  • Selected entry requiring a portfolio
  • Based in Wellington
  • Major in concept, fashion, industrial, integrated, spatial, textile or visual communication design, or photography.
Fine Arts student

Fine Arts

Contribute to the wider understanding of the world through art.

Expand your mind and find your place in the art world with some of New Zealand's finest artists.

  • Start in July and complete in 3.5 years
  • Selected entry requiring a portfolio
  • Based in Wellington
  • Explore methods and techniques including sculpture, installation, performance, printmaking, painting, video, sound art and drawing.
CMP student

Creative Media Production

Shape the future of storytelling through digital media.

Become a leader of the next generation of filmmakers, animators, game designers, producers, and creative artists.

  • Start in July and complete in 2.5 years
  • Open entry
  • Based in Wellington
  • Pathways in film and television, animation and VFX, game development, creative technologies, and producing and directing.

Submit your details through our online form.

FAQs

You can start to study Design, Fine Arts or Creative Media Production in July.

You should apply by 15 July. Fill out the form on this page to get started and we'll help you through the application process.

The Massey University website has information about what happens after you apply. We will keep you up to date at every stage of the application process.

Semester 2 starts on Monday 20 July 2020. The exact day you start studying that week will depend on your timetable.

Bachelor of Design with Honours
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours

These degrees normally take four years, but if you start in July you can ‘fast track’ and finish in 3.5 years. With this option, you’ll take four courses in Summer School at the end of 2020. You’ll then join Year 2 of the programme next February.

If you choose not to take the ‘fast track’ option, you can start in July and not do any Summer School courses in 2020. This would mean your degree will take 4.5 years to finish.

Bachelor of Creative Media Production.

This degree normally take three years, but if you start in July you can ‘fast track’ and finish in 2.5 years. With this option, you’ll take four courses in Summer School at the end of 2020. You’ll then join Year 2 of the programme next February.

If you choose not to take the ‘fast track’ option, you can start in July and not do any Summer School courses in 2020. This would mean your degree will take 3.5 years to finish.

All programmes with a July start date are based at the Massey University Wellington campus.

Yes, definitely!

Yes, you can. Fill out the form on this page and one of our advisers will talk over your particular situation to make your transition easy.

The Bachelor of Creative Media Production is open entry and doesn't require a portfolio.

The Bachelor of Design with Honours and Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours are selected entry and have three main ways to apply.

Automatic entry

If you are still at secondary school, or left secondary school with NCEA, and have achieved NCEA level 2 or level 3 with Excellence overall and an excellence endorsement in an approved art, design or technology subject, you have automatic entry, and will not need to submit a portfolio.

This also applies to students achieving Cambridge International AS grade A or B in an approved art, design or technology subject.

When you apply online and are asked to upload a portfolio, you should either upload a copy of your NCEA results, or upload a note that says "I quality for automatic entry"—we'll verify it with NZQA.

Portfolio pre-approval entry

You can show 'work in progress' to a Massey College of Creative Arts staff member in an online video call, or during their visit to your school, at a Massey Open Day, or at other events throughout the year.

They'll look at examples of your work with you, and if it shows the creative potential we're looking for, they'll sign a portfolio pre-approval letter. You can then upload that letter with your online application and you won't have to submit a final portfolio.

Email A.Visser1@massey.ac.nz if you're interested in portfolio pre-approval.

Portfolio entry

When you apply online you'll be asked to upload a portfolio of creative work showing your creative potential.

Find out more about portfolio requirements.

Alternative entry

We also welcome applications from people who don't have a standard secondary school art or design background, people who haven't had the opportunity to take NCEA subjects in art and design, and people who, for good reason, haven't had the opportunity to complete a portfolio by the due date. 

Email us at contact@massey.ac.nz to discuss alternate ways of demonstrating your desire and potential in these subject areas.

The Fine Arts and Design degrees are Honours degrees, and usually take four years to complete. The Honours year gives our students a competitive edge, as they emerge with thoroughly developed skills and a deep understanding of the creative process.

(Note that if you start in July and choose the ‘fast track’ option, you are likely to finish your degree in 3.5 years.)

Yes, probably. Please submit the form on this page and one of our advisers will talk to you about how your previous study may fit with a design, fine arts or creative media production qualification.

Yes. You will need to make a separate application for accommodation online.

The first-year fees are free for most first-time students under the government's Fees Free scheme. Check their website to see if you are eligible.

Tuition fees

Domestic undergraduate fees—full year (120 credits): $6,764.80*
International undergraduate fees—full year (120 credits): $31,700*

*This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. There are also non-tuition fees you will need to pay.

The Bachelor of Design with Honours has majors in concept, fashion, industrial, integrated, spatial, textile and visual communication design, and photography. You will need to choose a major when you apply.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours does not have separate majors.

In the first year of design or fine art there are shared core courses and electives that help you decide if you are on the right track. You choose your major when you enrol, but you can change your mind as you progress.

The Bachelor of Creative Media Production does not have separate majors but does offer pathways in: Animation and VFX, Film and television, Game development, Producing and Directing and Creative Technologies.

In 2020 we are using a blended model, with lectures held online and hands-on teaching done face-to-face in the world-class facilities at the College of Creative Arts. You will need to be in Wellington so you can attend your workshops, studios and labs in person.

Te Ara Toroa — Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai
The flight of the albatross — Venturing into the unknown
Design by Ngataiharuru Taepa, Kaihautu Toi Māori—Director of Māori Arts

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College of Creative Arts
Wellington, Aotearoa

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