Web, game and interactive design

Ranked in the QS Top 100 for art and design schools in the world.

Research

Massey research in this area explores a broad range of digital platforms, investigating how people connect with media and how state-of-the-art technologies can challenge existing interactive models. Whether it is mobile- and web-apps, VR/AR experiences, interactive artworks, or games, our researchers seek to develop new critical insights and forms of creative expression, in pursuit of defining the future of digital media.

Research

Careers in web, game and interactive design

Creative Media Production will shape the future of storytelling. The three year degree ensures all students are grounded in critical and contextual understanding, and develop the technical expertise and hands-on skills required to define the future of interactive digital media.

Web, game and interactive design students have access to well resourced facilities with a comprehensive range of equipment.

Collaborative, cross disciplinary projects and live briefs provided by industry partners ensure students achieve critical academic and real world milestones, and make connections that facilitate career opportunities.

Students develop practical, transferable skills to create mobile and web apps, VR/AR experiences, and interactive artworks. Techniques include coding, hacking, and hardware design with no prior art or programming experience required. Our students graduate with the critical insight, creative expression, and technical expertise.

Studying web, game and interactive media at Massey could lead to careers in game design, visual and audio asset production, game programming to create the next generation of desktop, mobile, and console games, user-experience (UX) design, web design, interaction design, and web and app development.

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Facilities

Electronics technology laboratory

Students can access a dedicated Technology Lab, that has specialist equipment for hardware development, software development, electronics, prototyping and 3D printing.

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.

Toystore

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.

VFX Studio

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.

VR/AR room

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.

Scholarships

Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in web, game and interactive design at Massey.

School of Design

School of Music and Creative Media Production

College of Creative Arts

Partnerships

Massey University is involved in strategic partnerships that support the fast-growing New Zealand virtual and mixed reality sector.

The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc.

Mixt Studio

Design Co.

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