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Master of Creative Enterprise

Key facts

  • Available at Wellington
  • Semester One intake only
  • 18 months of full-time study
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Degree of Master of Creative Enterprise requires that the candidate will:

  • meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
  • have been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor's degree, with a grade average of at least a B in the highest level courses, or equivalent.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

Planning your degree

If you have an Honours degree or postgraduate diploma in a relevant creative discipline, you may be able to start your study with the MCE Major Project directly, without completing the first semester of the programme.

Talk to the programme coordinator if you think that sounds like you.

If you do enrol directly in the Major Project you’ll need to submit a written research proposal along with a portfolio of creative works. The proposal should introduce your past and present creative work, and outline your potential project, addressing the following points:

  • What is your creative practice, interests and intention?
  • Examples of past work accompanied by a summary explaining what it is, your motivation (why), and how it was produced.
  • Indicate the project you intend to develop in MCE, and the field or research area it falls within.
  • Explain ‘why’: what is the Motivation/Need/Opportunity/Demand Drivers?
  • Outline how are you going to develop your creative work, and how it could develop over a year?
  • Enterprise - Indicate the target market where you intend to commercialise your work, and how you would commercialise your creative work?
  • If applicable: a list of specialist equipment, software or facilities needed to complete the project.

Key dates

Applications for the Master of Creative Enterprise are due January 2020, but you should apply early. Classes start from 24 February 2020.

For more information

Please contact the MCE Coordinator, Dr. Jon He, at


Part One

90 credits

293.701 Prototype and Synopsis (30 credits)
293.702 Commercial Viability (15 credits)
293.703 Advanced Creative Enterprise (15 credits)
293.730 Critical Frameworks for Creative Practice (15 credits)
293.731 Contextualising Creative Enterprise Practice Part 1 (15 credits)

Part Two

90 credits

293.810 MCE Thesis Project (90 credits)
293.811 MCE Thesis Project Part 1 (45 credits)
293.812 MCE Thesis Project Part 2 (45 credits)

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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