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Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington:
The College of Creative Arts at Massey University 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.

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About The College of Creative Arts:

Photo of Art & Design School in Wellington, New ZealandThrough Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design, and Whiti o Rehua - The School of Art, the College of Creative Arts delivers programmes that include:

- fashion design and business
- fine art
- industrial design
- photography
- spatial design
- textile design
- visual and material culture
- and a full range of visual communication design programmes.

A number of research and enterprise centres work alongside the teaching portfolio and 84% of College faculty are active researchers.

The College is a leading provider of tertiary creative arts education in New Zealand, with a substantial reputation gained through research, innovative practice and entrepreneurial initiatives.

Art and design at Massey:

Image of Art & Design School in Wellington, New ZealandMassey's College of Creative Arts - Toi Rauwharangi in Wellington is where many of New Zealand's best designers and artists begin their careers.

It is home to top students from all over the country, and beyond, who are similarly obsessed with art and design. It's a place where creativity has no limits and you're valued for the independent development and expression of your ideas.

Students win national and international awards even while studying. They are well represented in the student section of the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards, and also at the World of Wearable Arts showcase. The College is also the highest-ranking art and design school in Australia-New Zealand according to the Red Dot Design Awards in Germany.

The College is comprised of Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design and Whiti o Rehua - The School of Art, both tracing their history back to 1886.

Living in Wellington:

Photos of Massey University College of Creative Arts, WellingtonMassey’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.

Wellington is home to

Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum and Gallery
World of Wearable Arts
Homegrown Music Festival
New Zealand Art Show
The New Zealand International Arts Festival (biennial)
New Zealand’s Parliament
The New Zealand Portrait Gallery
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Wellington Phoenix Football Club
Royal New Zealand Ballet
New Zealand School of Dance
New Zealand School of Music.
Known as ‘Middle Earth’, Wellington is the base of the famous Weta Workshop and the seat of our highly acclaimed film industry.
Capital fame

It’s not uncommon to find yourself next to someone famous in Cuba Mall, the supermarket or your local café: Wellington’s concise dimensions and friendly folk make rubbing shoulders with anyone from hobbits to All Blacks entirely possible.

Many talented people have started their careers in Wellington and have gone on to make an impact on the world. These include the College's own staff and alumni included in the Hall of Fame, and:

Filmmakers
Sir Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, Lord of The Rings, King Kong)
Sir Richard Taylor (The Hobbit, Lord of The Rings, King Kong)

Musicians and composers
The Black Seeds
Fat Freddies Drop
Phoenix Foundation

Actors and performers
Flight of the Conchords
Miranda Harcourt
Nathaniel Lees

Fashion designers
Collette Dinnigan
Robyn Mathieson
Kate Sylvester
Rebecca Taylor

International Applications:

The College of Creative Arts welcomes international applications and has a thriving international student group. 

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Address: PO Box 756, 6140., Wellington, New Zealand
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-04-10 were from:

Vietnam;   Levin, New Zealand;   and more.
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