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

  • Design alumnus builds great career

    A love of technology, games, and being creative led Master of Design Innovation graduate Regan Petrie to study design at Victoria University of Wellington and has now helped him land his dream role at LEGO.

  • Design competition: Green Impact Awards

    Design and make awards that can be given to Green Impact participants for achieving the Pīwakawaka (fantail) Award! This is a great opportunity to boost your design portfolio.

  • Students shine at manufacturing and design conference

    The recent Manufacturing and Design New Zealand conference, MaD2019: Future-proofing New Zealand’s Manufacturing and Design Economy, brought together a cross-disciplinary community of New Zealand researchers, industry and students to envision and shape New Zealand’s future manufacturing economy.