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Film, animation and VFX

Hands-on experience with international practitioners.


Our researchers are world-class practitioners in their field. We are directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, animators, concept artists, and visual effects technical directors. Our practice-led research advances the film, animation, VR/AR/MR, and special effects industries.


Careers in film, animation and VFX

We're looking for the next generation of storytellers – for the visionaries, the leaders, the wave of the future. Students who engage with meaningful content, who are open to experimentation and developing new modes of creativity and expression.

The creative industries are flourishing in Wellington, around New Zealand, and all over the world. Dedication, determination, and creativity can open doors to your future, and you'll have the skillsets and practices to work across media forms – even those we haven't seen yet.

Potential careers as a graduate in the area of film, animation and VFX include; concept artist; storyboard artist; 2D/3D animator; modeller; rigging technical director; 3D generalist; motion capture animator; effects simulation artist; visual effects producer; games art director; audio producer; sound designer; sound recording engineer; camera operator; lighting technician; editor; filmmaker; producer and director.

Meet our graduates



Dubbing theatre

Students can access highly spec’d facilities, including a dubbing theatre equipped with an Avid S6 48ch digital console, with 7.1 Dynaudio Acoustics Block monitoring. There is also a 5.1 dubbing studio using a 16ch Avid Icon console.

Gear checkout

Our combined gear library has top-of-the-line equipment for students and researchers, including 5K cameras, lighting and audio kits, 360 cameras and VR/AR/MR kits.

VFX studio

Massey University’s Wellington campus houses cutting edge digital production and post-production tools. Students can use high-end digital cameras with the 300m2 green screen and lighting gear to create the perfect shot in post-production. Our range of camera equipment will help get your shot moving, or keep it perfectly still, or post-production artists can record motion-capture takes using our 24 camera Vicon motion capture array.

Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in web, game and interactive design at Massey.

School of Design

School of Music and Creative Media Production

College of Creative Arts


Massey University are involved in partnerships to support the creative industries that are flourishing in Wellington, around New Zealand, and all over the world.

Weta Workshop

HP 48 Hour Film Festival

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