Massey University

A worldwide platform to enhance Massey's global strategy. Massey University has a long tradition of academic and research excellence. We are a pioneer and world leader in the provision of online and distance learning. Our students have been receiving world-class distance and online education for more than half a century. Our teaching is research-led and Massey ranks higher in international comparisons than any other major distance learning provider in Australasia.

The College of Creative Arts at Massey University is a world-class art and design school based in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2014 the College expanded its offerings through the new School of Music and Creative Media Production.  

The College provides a thriving, well-resourced and inspiring learning environment that fosters research, scholarship and creative practice. From selected entry to completion of their degree, students are equipped with a knowledge base and skill set that enables them to flourish in the creative industries, win awards, represent New Zealand and hold key positions that define creative thinking in businesses around the world.

Head of School

Deb Cumming is a fashion designer, researcher and academic who has strong research interests in adaptive fashion design processes in a social context. She has specialised expertise in apparel design technical development, including exploration in alternative pattern and drape processes. Cumming teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Bachelor of Fashion Design
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design
Bachelor of Textile Design
Master of Design
Doctor of Philosophy



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Noteworthy Alumni

Fashion Designers Collette Dinnigan, Robyn Mathieson, Kate Sylvester and Rebecca Taylor

Life in Wellington

Massey’s College of Creative Arts is located in the heart of New Zealand’s creative, cool little capital city.

Set between its sparkling harbour and lush green hills, there is plenty to do whether you are sporty, outdoorsy, arty, intellectual - or all of the above. The city has galleries, shops, cafés, restaurants, nature sanctuaries, cultural opportunities and sporting events to suit all tastes.

Tuition and Scholarship Information

The College of Creative Arts has a number of scholarships and awards available for students and staff. For more information on financial aid click here. To learn more about tuition fees click here.

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