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
  • Fashion Design Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Media Design
  • Design Technology
  • 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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  • A promotion with text that reads, WERA Digital Scholarship 2020 – Master of design Technology - Applications Open.

    Weta Digital Scholarship 2020 Open

    Weta Digital and Wellington ICT Graduate School have teamed up again to offer a full-tuition scholarship (and two partial scholarships) for the School’s Master of Design Technology (MDT) programme.

  • Vinaya Tawde accepts her award from Paul Eagle MP during the Awards Ceremony in the Great Hall, Parliament Buildings.

    Design student’s mental health app wins creativity award

    Victoria University of Wellington student Vinaya Tawde is using the skills gained from her Master of Fine Arts in Design to create an app to help improve children’s mental health and in doing so has won a coveted Creativity Award at the 2019 Wellington International Student Excellence Awards.

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  • ConFusion Convention

    ConFusion is a one-day tabletop gaming experience held at Victoria University of Wellington in Te…

    Venue: School of Design Innovation, Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation, Victoria University of Wellington