Bachelor of Design with Honours (Photography)

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Learn from the best

Great photographers shake us, shift our perceptions, entice us to see things differently. Learn from some of New Zealand’s leading photographers.

Photography is a major within the Bachelor of Design (Honours).

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What is it like?

Five compelling reasons to do the photography major at Massey:

  • Be taught by phenomenal photographers and designers
  • Join the ranks of Massey photography graduates whose careers span the rnage from fine art to commercial, photojournalism to fashion photography
  • Use state of the art digital suites and printers with technical support in addition to alternative and historical wet-based photographic processes
  • Learn alongside other aspiring photographers in a challenging yet supportive environment.
  • Find your creative niche through transdisciplinary opportunities, a broad grounding in fundamentals, and plenty of flexibility in choosing electives

Get the full picture


The photography major develops skills necessary in diverse fields. Roles for photographers exist wherever visual documentation and communication are needed.

Graduates have traditionally worked in areas such as advertising, fashion, corporate promotion, illustration, food photography, architectural photography, and humanitarian photography. Their work appears in newspapers, magazines. and online. Increasingly, their careers combine still and moving image, and more opportunities are opening up in areas such as video design. Graduates are also employed to apply the documentation aspects of photography in such disciplines as medicine, science, forensic science, archaeology, and anthropology.

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