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Bachelor of Design with Honours (Photography)

Key facts

  • Available at Wellington
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

Learn from the best

Great photographers shake us, shift our perceptions and entice us to see things differently. Learn from some of New Zealand’s leading photographers, and develop your technical skills with our professional cameras and specialist studios and labs.

Photography is a major within the Bachelor of Design (Honours).

Find out more about the Bachelor of Design with Honours parent structure.

What is it like?

Studying photography at Massey, you’ll be taught by phenomenal photographers and designers, and learn alongside other aspiring photographers in a challenging yet supportive environment.

Join the ranks of Massey photography graduates whose careers span the range from fine art to commercial, photojournalism to fashion photography.

Use state of the art digital suites and printers with technical support, and explore alternative and historical wet-based photographic processes.

Find your creative niche through transdisciplinary opportunities, a broad grounding in fundamentals, and plenty of flexibility in choosing electives.

Get the full picture


The photography major develops skills necessary in diverse fields. Roles for photographers exist wherever visual documentation and communication are needed.

Graduates have traditionally worked in areas such as advertising, fashion, corporate promotion, illustration, food photography, architectural photography, and humanitarian photography. Their work appears in newspapers, magazines. and online.

Increasingly, photography careers combine still and moving image, and more opportunities are opening up in areas such as video design. Graduates are also employed to apply the documentation aspects of photography in such disciplines as medicine, science, forensic science, archaeology, and anthropology.

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