From the design of a home interior, a public building or a mode of transport to an interactive exhibition, a theatre set or a virtual world, spatial designers have myriad opportunities at their fingertips.
Let your imagination soar.
More than just the design of buildings, spatial design is all about how people experience spaces.
It intersects with the more traditional design fields of architecture, landscape design, interior design, urban design and environmental design.
People inhabit the world in many ways, but we all have spaces where we live, work, play, relax, perform, gather, learn, heal, and celebrate.
The design of spaces affects how you feel, how you act, and how you interact with others.
Spatial design can improve the standard and quality of our lives, enrich our culture and national identity, and contribute to business success.
In spatial design studio courses, you'll learn to design for a host of spaces: private, public, retail, event, work, game, furnishing, experience, display, interface and performance.
You learn to use the latest technologies and approaches to design spaces at the required scale, from the big picture (eg urban planning) to the fine detail of construction and materials.
Note: Students starting in July may complete in 3.5 years, provided they complete Summer School in the first year.
|Cost of living
|1 bed room
Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
|English for Academic Purposes 1
|English for Academic Purposes 2
|5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)
|5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
|40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)
|50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
|Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
|Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.
To enter the Bachelor of Design with Honours programme you will:
There are three main ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Design with Honours.
1_ Automatic entry
If you achieved NCEA Level 2 or 3 with Merit or Excellence overall, and a Merit or Excellence endorsement in an approved art, design or technology subject, you have automatic entry and will not have to submit a portfolio.
This also applies for Cambridge International students achieving an AS grade A or B in an approved art, design or technology subject.
2_ Portfolio pre-approval entry
You can show work in progress to a Massey College of Creative Arts staff member during a school visit, Massey Open Day or other University event, or in a video call.
They’ll look at examples of your work with you and if it shows the creative potential we’re looking for, they’ll sign a portfolio pre-approval letter. Then you won’t need to submit a final portfolio with your application.
3_ Portfolio entry
When you apply online, submit a portfolio showing a selection of your creative work that demonstrates your creative potential with your application to study.
If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.
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