Who we are
Our staff are diverse, collaborative, caring and celebrated. Meet leaders in the College of Creative Arts.
Professor Margaret Maile Petty
Margaret has a strong international academic leadership background with a diverse skill set and innovation focus that has seen her deliver a wide range of impactful initiatives.
She has served on a number of governance boards, and continues her service as ambassador for Good Design Australia.
Her research focus is on the history and theory of lighting design and the modern designed environment.
Professor Ngatai Taepa
Ngatai is one of Aotearoa's most significant and innovative contemporary Māori artists. He has produced an impressive body of work that combines Mātauranga Māori with contemporary expression.
He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, and was a leading member of Te Kāhui Toi: the artistic team behind the award-winning Te Rau Karamu Marae.
Professor Huhana Smith
Huhana is a visual artist, curator and researcher who engages in major environmental, trans-disciplinary, kaupapa Māori and action-research projects. She fuses creative arts, mātauranga Māori and scientific methods to actively address climate change concerns and explore complex environmental issues and accessible solutions for Iwi/hapū and wider communities, particularly in Horowhenua-Kāpiti.
Professor Andre Ktori
Professor Brian Lucid
Professor Heather Galbraith
Heather is a curator and writer who works in the fields of modern and contemporary New Zealand and international art. She has been involved in senior roles in three presentations of the New Zealand pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2009, 2013 and 2015) and has held senior curator roles at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, and ST Paul St., AUT University.
Associate Professor Faith Kane
Faith Kane is a design researcher and educator working in the area of textiles and materials. Her research interests include design for sustainability, collaborative working in the design/science space and the role and value of craft knowledge within these contexts. She is also an editor of the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice. Find out more about Faith’s work at www.faithkane.com
Associate Professor Oli Wilson
Oli’s research seeks to make our creative sectors more sustainable, accessible, and fairer. He has collaborated on major research projects with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Toi Mai workforce development council, and APRA-AMCOS among others. He is also an accomplished artist, and regularly tours internationally as keyboardist with The Chills.
Kerry Ann Lee
Kerry Ann Lee is an artist, designer and scholar whose research explores exchange and transformation in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. She is Creative Director of the Asian Aotearoa Arts programme, and is well-known for her publishing, fanzine and illustration work. Lee exhibits nationally and internationally, and has been awarded residencies in China, Taiwan, USA, Mexico and Australia.
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.
We have a wide range of first-class facilities available to our students. Here's a snapshot of what we offer.
Some facilities are also available for hire to the public. Contact C.Anderson2@massey.ac.nz for more information.
Film production facilities
Our facilities are among the best in Australasia and include:
- colour grading suites
- editing tools
- lighting gear
- green screen
- motion capture suite, including 24 camera Vicon motion capture array.
Plus borrow high-end equipment for your projects.
Location: Wellington campus
Use the world-class facilities at our College of Creative Arts – Toi Rauwhārangi to develop your skills and master new techniques. We have a metal workshop and a darkroom, as well as studios for fine arts, printing, photography and more.
Designed by Munro Acoustics and Athfield Architects, our world-class studios include:
- live-rooms controlled by two sought-after desks — 72ch Neve and 48ch SSL Duality analogue console
- control rooms with monitoring by Dynaudio Acoustics soffit mounted speakers in 5.1.
Location: Wellington campus
Massey University’s Wellington campus houses cutting edge digital production and post-production tools. Students can use high-end digital cameras with the 300m2 green screen and lighting gear to create the perfect shot in post-production. Our range of camera equipment will help get your shot moving, or keep it perfectly still, or post-production artists can record motion-capture takes using our 24 camera Vicon motion capture array.
Computer labs and video editing suite
Students have ready access to computer labs where they can use the latest software to scan film, edit video, audio and photography, and create 3D models. The College also has a state-of-the-art audio and video postproduction suite with all the gear needed for students to create very high quality media.
Darkrooms and Printmaking studio
Students have access to black and white darkrooms for film processing and black and white printing. There are also darkrooms available for alternative processes such as cyanotype and salt printmaking. The printmaking studio includes a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, metal and wooden type, cylinder and platen presses, as well as screen printing equipment.
The VR/AR room is a specialised room located at Massey University's Wellington campus. Students can explore and prototype virtual spaces and experiences, or create virtual artworks or designs using virtual reality and augmented reality equipment.
Fab Lab Wgtn is Australasia’s first digital fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab) affiliated to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fab Lab's capabilities include: A computer-controlled laser cutter; numerically-controlled milling machine; a sign cutter; a precision milling machine to make three-dimensional moulds; surface-mount circuit boards; and small 3D printers, for fast production of 3-dimensional forms.
Accreditations 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 3rd 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.
From design to fine arts, screen arts to music and Māori visual arts, the College of Creative Arts offers a rich variety of learning options.
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