The Faculty of Architecture and Design is a leading provider of innovative education in design and the built environment. Our central location in the heart of creative Wellington sees us placed to be a hub for the local creative industry, and we regularly host international and high profile conferences, exhibitions and events.

Explore our wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate study options below.

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Architectural Studies

Be an innovator in the study, design and construction of buildings, urban spaces and parks, or residential and commercial interiors.

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Available subjects

  • Architecture
  • Architecture History and Theory
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

Building Science

Study the science, technology and economics of buildings. Gain an understanding of architecture, construction, project management and sustainability and look at how people interact with the built environment.

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Available subjects

  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Engineering Systems


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
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    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.

  • Black and white photo of Master of Architecture alumnus Thomas Seear-Budd

    Alumni stories: Building connection and collaboration

    Although new to the waterfront, the XXCQ (or Deloitte) building has already become a distinctive part of the Wellington skyline, its reflective surface visible for miles. Architecture graduate Thomas Seear-Budd was a key part of this project, working on the building from 2014 until its completion earlier this year—just the start of an exciting architectural career for this Victoria University of Wellington alumnus.