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.


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.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Massey

We are deeply committed to being a Tiriti-led university, demonstrating authentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand as we uphold te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of our nation, and its principles through our practice. We embrace this not just as an obligation but as a real opportunity for the nation and its people.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa – The Treaty of Waitangi at Massey

Study with us

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

Our degrees

Choose from a range of subjects in our Commercial Music or Screen Arts degrees.

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Commercial music

The Commercial Music degree specialises in:

  • Music Technology
  • Music Practice
  • Music Industry

Screen Arts

The Screen Arts degree lets you study:

  • Animation
  • Factual Production
  • Film Production
  • Game Development
  • Immersive Media
  • Media Technology
  • Visual Effects.

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. 

Who we are

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

 Ben Howe

Ben Howe

Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Commercial Music
 Matthew Knight

Matthew Knight

Lecturer, Bachelor of Creative Media Production


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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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 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.

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Contact the School of Music and Creative Media Production

School of Music and Creative Media Production – Wellington campus


Physical address
Block 1
1 Wallace Street
Mount Cook
Wellington 6021

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

Social media and email contacts

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