These are mandatory and all come with course.
Textiles span everything from design for fashion and interiors, to industrial products and gallery exhibitions.
Learn to innovate in material, pattern and surface design, and consider environmental, social and cultural challenges.
Textile design has many possibilities including fashion, interior, or gallery outcomes. Develop skills in colour, styling, texture, pattern, and surface application.
You can specialize in print, dye, knit, weave, mixed media and non-woven textiles, going beyond traditional fabrics.
The university prepares you for the rapidly evolving world of work and business.
Massey will help you develop your own research and design approaches and push the boundaries of current textile practice. Skilled innovators will always have the edge.
Massey provides an intellectual and creative environment, encouraging critical debate.
You'll be positioned to make your own choices about the design and manufacture of your own textiles.
That could include questions like sustainability values and ethical production.
The university trains you to create opportunities, to identify new concepts, and to take part in the global industry.
Textile design research at Massey has particular strengths in:
Massey has excellent links with the textile industry in New Zealand and internationally.
Staff regularly collaborate with industry to develop new fibre blends, and foster design innovation in manufacturing.
These collaborations evolve into connections that the university students can use for work experience, postgraduate study and employment.
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
If you do not have the entry requirements
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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