Creative Arts Student Experience Day - Friday 10th May 2019

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College of Creative Arts, Massey University

Entrance A, The Pyramid

63 Wallace Street, Mt Cook

Wellington, Wellington 6021

New Zealand

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The Student Experience Day is for Year 12 or Year 13 students who are exploring the idea of studying creative arts at Massey University Wellington. The day includes information about courses, a look around our facilities, and a hands-on workshop with our staff and students. At the end of the day for anyone who is ready to take the next step, there will staff available for Portfolio Pre-Approvals and music auditions.

Portfolio Pre Approvals: if you are interested in applying for our fine art or design courses, bring along some examples of your work, or work in progress and staff can advise you about your application.

Music auditions: if you are interested in the Music Practice major, please select this option and we will arrange a time for your audition (note this may be on an alternative date).

You need to register as places are limited. Registrations close 1 May.

If you want to check out university accommodation (The Cube and Kainga Rua on Taranaki Street) there will be a chance to do this at the end of the day, please allow up to an hour of extra time at the close of Experience Day.


9.30 am - Check in

10.00am - Welcome

10.30am – Current Student panel

10.50am – Facilities Circuit Tours + challenge

11.30am – Lunch (provided)

12.00pm – Workshops

2.15pm – Portfolio Pre-Approvals /auditions/refreshments

3.30pm – End of Experience Day

4.00pm - Accommodation tour (optional)


You will attend only ONE workshop. Please select your first and second choices. We will do our best to accommodate your first option but please understand that places are limited, and registrations will be on a first come, first served basis. The workshops available are listed below.

Commercial Music - Meet the music experts

Are you keen to be a part of the future of music?

Join us in a workshop that explores the potential of making new music, developing new music technology and sound, or promoting music for the new world.

Creative Media Production - Find your part in the business of storytelling

Interested in being part of the growing screen based industries?

Come and explore your potential in film and television, animation and VFX, game development, producing and directing, and a wide range of creative technologies.

Fashion and Textiles - Light up your life with code

Using LEDs in fashion and textiles is a fun start to wearable tech - come along and find out the basics of coding LEDs to change colour and pattern in different textiles.

Fine Arts - Connecting our senses through drawing

Join current fine arts students to explore the concept of 'synaesthesia’ and the potential relationship between sound and touch, and its expression through drawing.

Industrial Design - How it works

How do industrial designers shape the inside and outside of your blender, car radio or DVD player? Come along and dive into how products are designed and made.

Photography - The language of light

Gain hands-on experience as a photographer, lighting technician and art director within a professional lighting studio. Learn how light can be manipulated to create imaginative images in art, fashion and portraiture.

Spatial Design - Virtually Actual – creating speculative spaces with virtual reality

Join lecturers in an immersive spatial design workshop to create a future space using a range of physical and digital visualisation processes. Participants will sketch by hand, model digitally and inhabit their designs using virtual reality.

Visual Communication Design - Coding for Creative Practice

Explore the use of computer programming as a creative tool for making different kinds of art and design. The focus will be on experimentation - no prior coding experience is necessary.

Visual Communication Design - How to come up with ideas and designs quickly

Are you interested in new ideas, innovative problem solving, and exploring the unconventional? This workshop explores how to think creatively, and come up with multiple ideas very quickly and without any limitations, in order to find a solution or address an issue. Come ready to think outside the square!

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College of Creative Arts, Massey University

Entrance A, The Pyramid

63 Wallace Street, Mt Cook

Wellington, Wellington 6021

New Zealand

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