The College fosters research, hands-on practice and scholarship across fine arts, design, music and media production.
Our staff and students believe in the power of creativity to drive positive change. We are committed to growing Māori and Pacific arts and artists and supporting indigenous creative practice.
How we fit
Our College is home to three schools.
The School of Art – Whiti o Rehua expands and challenges people's perceptions of the world.
Wellington School of Design – Ngā Pae Mahutonga has a global reputation for innovative problem-solving through design.
Responding to Aotearoa New Zealand’s reputation for innovation and creativity in both music and media production.
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Choose from a range of qualifications in fine arts, creative media production, music and Māori visual arts.
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Our researchers are innovative thinkers and makers. We work with industry, government and communities on projects that demand disruptive ideas for solving real-world problems.
The College's staff are recognised internationally for their contribution to indigenous art practice. We have the highest number of top-ranked researchers in design, visual arts and craft in New Zealand, following the most recent PBRF round in 2018.
Toi Āria — Design for Public Good
Toi Āria is a Massey research centre with a mission to improve lives through design-led community engagement. Past projects include helping diverse Masterton residents to re-imagine and rejuvenate their town centre and co-designing a 'dreaming app' to help young Māori set and achieve their goals.
Video art urges action on climate change
Two College staff members have curated a moving collection of video works that take the voices of Pacific poets and orators to the world, in a timely call-to-action on climate change.
'Mana Moana — Pacific Voices' is the latest in an artist-led series that brings together work by musicians, artists, writers and choreographers. It was screened during COP26, the United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow in 2021.
Te Rau Karamu marae
The newest building on the College of Creative Arts campus stands as a symbol of Massey's commitment to kaupapa, mātauranga and tikanga Māori. Te Rau Karamu marae is at once an inspiring feat of collaborative creativity, a place to learn, and a warm and vibrant heart of the Pukeahu Campus community.
The marae is a finalist in the prestigious Best Design Awards 2021.
Who we are
Our staff are diverse, collaborative, caring and celebrated. Meet leaders in the College of Creative Arts.
Professor Margaret Petty
Professor Rebecca Sinclair
Professor Ngatai Taepa
Professor Huhana Smith
Professor Andre Ktori
Professor Brian Lucid
Professor Heather Galbraith
Associate Professor Faith Kane
Associate Professor Oli Wilson
Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Massey
The College of Creative Arts is Tiriti-led, upholding te Tiriti o Waitangi principles through our practice.
Our on-site marae, Te Rau Karamu, positions kaupapa, tikanga and mātauranga Māori at the heart of our central Wellington campus.
Aotearoa Music Awards
Creative New Zealand
Designers Institute of New Zealand
Governor-General of New Zealand
LUX light festival Wellington
Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand
Wellington City Council — Me Heke ki Pōneke
Accreditation and rankings
QS Ranking - Art & Design
College of Creative Arts – Toi Rauwhārangi ranks in the global top 150 for art and design by QS World University Rankings.
Massey's College of Creative Arts is New Zealand's only art and design school granted “substantial equivalency” — an international benchmark of quality — by the United States National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Red Dot Design ranking
Ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific by International Red Dot Design Awards, the only design school to be ranked in New Zealand and Australia. This significant achievement recognises the high calibre of our teaching staff and the exceptional quality of our students' design concept work.