School of Music and Creative Media Production , Te Rewa o Puanga

We respond to Aotearoa New Zealand’s growth and internationally recognised reputation for innovation and creativity in both music and media production.

Overview

The School of Music and Creative Media Production – Te Rewa o Puanga is located in the heart of Wellington's vibrant film and music scene.

The School has world-class purpose-built studio facilities. Our diverse range of staff are all practising professionals with a focus on connecting students and research to society, culture and industry. 

Whether you’re a student or research partner, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our internationally recognised researchers.

How we fit

The School of Music and Creative Media Production is part of the:

College of Creative Arts

Massey's College of Creative Arts — Toi Rauwhārangi explores the future of creativity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Study with us

We provide unique practice-based degrees in commercial music, creative media production and a Master's of Creative Enterprise.

Our degrees

Choose from a range of subjects in our Commercial Music or Creative Media Production degrees.

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Commercial music

The Commercial Music degree specialises in:

  • Music Technology
  • Music Practice
  • Music Industry

Creative Media Production

The Creative Media Production degree lets you study:

  • Animation and VFX
  • Creative Technology
  • Film and TV
  • Games
  • Immersive Media (AR/VR/Virtual Production)
  • Producing and Directing

Research projects

Gwen Isaac

Gwen Isaac is a documentary filmmaker with two research projects in development and production in 2022. One is a feature film based on the wild ride of Dr Siouxsie Wiles, the pink-haired scientist who has guided Aotearoa through the pandemic. Gwen’s short documentary Siouxsie & the Virus (2020) received multiple awards and led to support from New Zealand Film Commission and Massey towards a feature.

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Catherine Hoad and Oli Wilson

Dr Catherine Hoad and Associate Professor Dr Oli Wilson have recently conducted research into diversity in the music industry, the first of its kind in New Zealand. Amplify Aotearoa: NZ Music Community Diversity Survey report was developed by Catherine and Oli in partnership with APRA AMCOS New Zealand.

Their survey collected quantitative and qualitative data with two key aims – to find out more:

  • detailed demographic information about the music community
  • about the challenges people are facing.

Bridget Johnson, Jon He and Blake Johnston

Bridget Johnson, Jon He, and Blake Johnston’s collective research explores new applications of music technology in spatialised sound installations. Their recent work, Inhabitants, is a collection of sound machines inspired by the unique garden ecosystem of The Heart at Marina One, Singapore. 

Find out more about Inhabitants

Who we are

Our staff are diverse, passionate and industry-engaged. Meet exceptional educators in the School of Music and Creative Media Production.

Dr Bridget Johnson

Dr Bridget Johnson

Programme Leader, Bachelor of Commercial Music
 Anna Edgington

Anna Edgington

Senior Tutor, Bachelor of Commercial Music
Associate Professor Warren Maxwell

Associate Professor Warren Maxwell

Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Commercial Music
 Ben Howe

Ben Howe

Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Commercial Music
 Maddy King

Maddy King

Lecturer, Bachelor of Creative Media Production
Dr Jani Wilson

Dr Jani Wilson

Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Creative Media Production
 Matthew Knight

Matthew Knight

Lecturer, Bachelor of Creative Media Production

Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Massey

The College of Creative Arts is Tiriti-led, upholding te Tiriti o Waitangi principles through our practice.

Te Whare o Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Home of the Treaty at Massey

Partners

The School of Music and Creative Media Production is proud to be associated with many creative and technical organisations.

Partners include:

  • Ableton
  • APRA AMCOS music rights management
  • Audient
  • Avid
  • Canon
  • Cuba Dupa
  • D&B
  • Digico
  • Fab Filter
  • Newtown Festival
  • Recorded Music New Zealand
  • Screen Wellington
  • Soundcheck Aotearoa
  • Terrify Festival
  • TVNZ
  • Unity

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.

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NASAD

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).

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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.

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Social media and email contacts

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Contact the School of Music and Creative Media Production

School of Music and Creative Media Production – Wellington campus

Location

Physical address
Block 7
7 Coombe Street
Mount Cook
Wellington 6021

Use our Wellington campus maps or find us on Google Maps.