The School of Design offers you a unique and innovative learning experience using world-class facilities.

Our research expertise and focus on design innovation, means we can give you an edge in your design career. Industry collaboration and research opportunities at the school can take you into unexpected roles both nationally and internationally.


Aspire to be a leader in the vital and growing fields of design. Learn to see the nuances of good design and become a creative virtuoso—gaining the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful designer.

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Available subjects

  • Animation and Visual Effects
  • Communication Design
  • Design for Social Innovation
  • Fashion Design Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Media Design
  • Design Technology
  • User Experience Design
Design Generation exhibition

Manufacturing our Future

Manufacturing our Future was a series of public events held in September 2018 that explored the future of design-led innovation.

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Model wears student creation

Fashion Design Technology

Discover how fashion is used to tell stories and how garments are being designed and constructed for the needs of the modern world.

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More news

Latest news

  • New designs by Victoria University of Wellington wearable tech students

    Every year the students in the MDDN351 Wearable Technology course, taught by Anne Niemetz, complete individual and group projects to demonstrate the skills they have learned. Below are some of the top individual projects from this year’s wearable technology students.

  • Musings on a ‘care-full creative nation’

    New Zealand has "latent potential galore" but will not fulfil it while it lacks a long-term vision, says Peter Haythornthwaite, one of the country's most influential industrial designers and an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University of Wellington.