Design does more than shape our material culture and social interactions. It interrogates the status quo and probes the pathways of culture from our ancient origins through to our emerging future.

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 of Design Innovation 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
  • Design Technology
  • Fashion Design Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Media Design
  • User Experience Design

Future Designers

Show off your creativity with a community of up-and-coming designers at high schools across New Zealand.

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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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Miramar Creative Centre Grant

A monthly cash prize to the best project created utilising creative technologies and produced by a New Zealand artist.

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    Raqi Syed, programme director for the Master of Design Technology at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Miramar Creative Centre, was interviewed on the podcast Command Line Heroes on the history of computer graphics and special effects.

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    An eye for success

    For alumna Tor Robinson, a design degree meant the opportunity to create the things that influence people’s lives.