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

  • Communication Design
  • Design for Social Innovation
  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Media Design
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. *subject to regulatory approval

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  • Geometric lights glow at night on wooden poles in the city.

    Ngā Tautiaki o te Waonui a Tāne

    The School of Design has contributed to the display of lights in this year's LUX Light Festival on the Wellington waterfront.

  • Arm wearing a watch design constructed of paper, with a paper information panel emerging from the side.

    Designing for diabetes

    Research by Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate Dr Gillian McCarthy is contributing to the design of new technologies to help adolescents manage diabetes.