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Study creative arts


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Careers in creative arts

We value our role in preparing our graduates for the future, not simply for employability and the development of new ideas, products, services, and experiences, but for global citizenship and future leadership.

Our degrees put us on par with the best creative arts schools in the world and as a result our graduates are highly sought after by employers, as well as entrepreneurs who are carving their own path.

From entry level to leadership roles, they can be found in businesses, agencies, start-ups and studios all over the world, as well as forging new careers and innovative enterprises that challenge the concept of work as we know it.

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Study on campus or by distance

Study on campus

Massey University has three campuses located in Wellington, Auckland and Palmerston North. Study programmes are available on different campuses so make sure to check the campus availability information in the key facts section on the study programme you are interested in.

Find out more about the study options, location, accommodation, facilities, and events at our three campuses in:

Study online or by distance within New Zealand

Some programmes in English, creative writing, theatre and Māori visual arts can be delivered by distance, meaning New Zealand citizens and residents can study partially or fully online while living in New Zealand.

Each study programme lists if it is available via distance learning in the key facts section.

Study online anywhere in the world

International students and New Zealand citizens can choose to study fully online with Massey University from anywhere in the world—with no requirement to travel to New Zealand.

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Support for students


Massey offers specialist support for Māori students. Our Te Rau Tauawhi team will help you navigate your way through University, find your feet and excel.

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Pasifika@Massey is the place to connect with the many support services and resources available to Pasifika students.

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Undergraduate scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available if you wish to study creative arts at Massey.

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Postgraduate scholarships

If you are interested in postgraduate study there are a number of scholarships available in this area too. Massey University's College of Creative Arts has a number of research awards in addition to the wide range of University awards, which are available in recognition of contribution and excellence.

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Application due dates

Applications for 2021 are open now. For most undergraduate programmes we're accepting applications until 15 February 2021.

For specific programme information search for your programme and look at the planning information.

Application due dates

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Opportunities for students

Connect with industry

Our programmes integrate with a wide variety of sectors within our city and region, enabling students to respond to problems, issues and opportunities through creative thinking, making and doing.

Our city partners provide live briefs for classes to respond to, commission projects that lead to real outcomes, and offer internships that often result in employment. We also have facility to provide students with opportunities to meet and make new business, through our design studio Open Lab.

Open Lab partners with local government agencies, crown entities, public service agencies, private businesses and cultural institutions, and welcomes all opportunities to match new thinking with new business.

Connect with industry

Integrating with industry

Students studying Bachelor of Creative Media Production team up with an external industry stakeholder to complete a year-long Major Project in their third year. Previous stakeholders include TVNZ, Te Papa National Museum, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the POW Group.

Integrating with industry

Student exchange

Not available in Semester 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions. As a Massey student you may be able to spend some time studying at a university overseas which will still count towards your degree. We have world-class partner universities in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Student exchange

Student groups and clubs

There are plenty of clubs and collectives to join so you can meet people who share your passions and interests. MAWSA (The Massey Wellington Students' Association) work with around 30 student-led clubs, societies and cultural groups to make sure there's always something fun going on.

Student groups and clubs

Study abroad

Not available in Semester 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions. If you are currently studying overseas but would like to spend a semester or two at Massey, there are opportunities through our Study Abroad programme. Find out about exchange partners and opportunities at Massey.

Study abroad

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