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Master of Creative Enterprise

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
1.5 years
Start date: Expected February-2022
Wellington Campus
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Course details


The Master of Creative Enterprise (MCE) combines research and practice to give you the skills you need to make your mark in the highly competitive creative industries.

Take your creativity to the market

You’ll learn about a range of creative roles. You will then develop innovative commercialisation models to take your creative work to the marketplace.

With taught courses in critical studies and enterprise, as well as an individual creative project, the MCE emphasises entrepreneurship and innovation. You’ll be encouraged to explore the commercial applications of your work.

Your projects will focus on building a sustainable career in the creative sector. You will learn practical skills in areas such as lighting and sound design, studio production, software development and audio-visual content, depending on your area of focus.

If you have a creative idea you want to develop and commercialise, the Master of Creative Enterprise will equip you with the tools to see your creative vision from development through to commercialisation.

Further study

You may be able to further develop the work you do in the MCE as part of a PhD.

Planning overview

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.

What you’ll study

The Master of Creative Enterprise is structured into six courses spread over three semesters (full-time), with both taught and supervised components.

The three courses in your first semester cover broad critical perspectives, commercialisation and viability, and pre-production. To stay in the programme, you will need to achieve a B grade average in these three courses.

In your second and third semesters you’ll focus on the supervised 90-credit project while also completing two double-semester 15-credit taught courses in applied critical perspectives and advanced creative enterprise. You’ll produce a critical written exegesis and commercial strategy, along with your MCE Project.

Entry criteria

To enter the Master of Creative Enterprise 180 credits you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree with a B average in the highest level courses of your degree, or
  • demonstrated equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience.

You will also need to provide:

  • a portfolio of creative works
  • a written expression of interest
  • verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

We recommend you attend a consultation with the Master of Creative Enterprise coordinator to discuss the application process and requirements.

Master of Creative Enterprise 120 credits

You will have been awarded or qualified for a relevant honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Design in a relevant creative discipline.

You will also submit:

  • a research proposal for your intended thesis project
  • a portfolio of your creative work.
  • verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better


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