DESIGN AND FINE ARTS
If you are creative, love a challenge and the satisfaction of coming up with new ideas that work well and look good, you should think about a career in fine arts or design.
From working in the advertising industry, painting and sculpture, to designing computer games, illustration, apps and animation, from fashion design to industrial design and web, working in film, or spatial and textile design, there are heaps of exciting options.
Massey University’s College of Creative Arts (CoCA) is internationally-renowned and offers the biggest range of design disciplines, programmes and papers in New Zealand. Many of New Zealand’s most-successful designers and fine artists began their careers with us. Sixty-five percent of our Bachelor of Design graduates are in full time employment 6 months after graduation.
- Design involves creating designs usually for a commercial requirement – things like photography, fashion, web sites and gaming.
- Fine Arts involves ‘cutting-edge’ outputs like mixed-media, digital and live performance and traditional arts like painting and sculpture.
Note that applications for the Bachelor of Design (BDes) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) close earlier than many other programmes – 1 October 2014. All the details about portfolio and auto-entry, can be found here.