Massey University Art courses portfolios

July 23, 2020

Massey University recognises that this is a challenging year due to COVID-19. They have been working on changes to application processes for Design, Fine Arts and Māori Visual Arts to make things easier.

They are expanding our automatic entry for 2021 to students who have attained Merit endorsement overall in NCEA Level 2 including 1 approved Art or Technology subject. Please note this is applicable for 2021 enrolments only at this stage.

When your students apply online and are asked to upload a portfolio, they can either upload their NCEA results, or upload a note that says “I qualify for automatic entry”—we’ll verify it with NZQA.


Normally, students are encouraged to apply before October 1st, and where possible, applications for Fine Arts are appreciated before this date due to the follow-up interview process required.

For 2021, they will be accepting applications until 1 week prior to the beginning of semester 1 for all of our programmes, to allow students time to focus on NCEA.