Visual communication design

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World leaders in theoretical and practice-based research that advances the application and impact of visual communication in addressing social, cultural, ecological and technological issues.


Careers in visual communication design

Visual Communications is at the heart of how we experience the world; guiding, informing; educating; and inspiring us every day. Visual Communication students at Massey are challenged to work fluidly across an exciting range of mediums including digital media, print, video and illustration to address shifting social and cultural contexts.

Equipped with these skills, visual communication students are well placed to work in publishing and content creation, branding and experience design, interactivity and entertainment.

There is also a growing demand for graduates who can apply design processes to guide the development of products and services within business, government and social enterprises.

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3D Workshop

Students can access a number of workshops on campus, alongside technical staff who will introduce them to the equipment and assist them if required. The 3D Workshop has specialty spaces to explore materials, prototyping and manufacturing processes. This includes wood, plastics, engineering, resins/ casting, welding, sanding and spray booths, CNC (water jet cutter, laser cutters, mill, routers) through to wood and metal working machinery and hand tools.

Fab Lab

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.

Lighting studio

Massey University's Wellington campus Lighting Studio provides students with access to an industry equivalent photographic/film studio consisting of built-in coved backdrop, a lighting grid, small camera dolly/crane, lights and accessories required to shoot anything from a small product shot to a short film.

Printmaking studio

The Print/Type studio includes: A laser cutter; vinyl cutter; metal and wooden type; cylinder and platen presses; and screen printing equipment.

Screen and digital print facility

Massey students have access to a screen and digital print facility, where they can use a digital sublimation printer for polyester fabrics and materials, and a screen printing facility with 7m print tables.


The Toystore offers a wide range of audiovisual equipment for design students to borrow, as well as access to large format printing and technical support.

Open Lab

Open Lab is a design studio within Massey University where professional and emerging designers work alongside clients to realise outstanding design responses.

At Open Lab, we bridge the gap between the wider design industry and our talented students, who have opportunities to gain paid internships with organisations.

Visit Open Lab's website

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