Explore your study options and find out about the course and career advice we offer at the School of Design Innovation.

The School of Design Innovation offers a full range of programmes, whether you're looking for an introduction to design, a refresher course for professional development, or a full research qualification.

At the Bachelor's level, we offer a degree in Design Innovation. For students with substantial work experience, our graduate diploma programme in Design Innovation is a good option. And at the postgraduate level, we offer Master’s degrees, postgraduate diplomas, and a PhD programme. These have a substantial research component and suit those wanting professional qualifications in the design field.


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Choosing your courses

Get ready for study and check out what courses are offered by the School of Design Innovation.

Undergraduate study

Studying undergraduate Design, you’ll learn to see the nuances of good design and gain the skills and knowledge to be a creative virtuoso.

Postgraduate study

The School of Design Innovation offers a range of postgraduate qualifications, including certificates, diplomas, Master’s programmes, and PhD degrees.

Study and course advice

The School of Design Innovation has a Tītoko—Student Success team available on campus for you to discuss your study options.

Student profiles

View student profiles from the School of Design Innovation and find out why they enjoy studying here.

Scholarships and awards

View the wide variety of scholarships and awards available to students at the School of Design Innovation.

Summer courses

The School of Design Innovation offers summer courses for students wanting to catch up, get a head start, or spread their workload throughout the year. These courses run during the University's Trimester 3 period.

Enrol through the Architecture and Design Innovation Faculty Office, by emailing the Faculty office or by visiting our Student Success Advisers on the ground floor of Te Aro Campus, in Vivian Street.

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Careers and Employment

Wellington Careers and Employment is the University's career specialist service. They host Careers in Focus seminars and Career Expos that allow you to explore career opportunities and establish networks. Wellington Careers is in contact with over 700 employers every year and many of these employers advertise part-time, holiday and graduate jobs on Victoria University of Wellington’s CareerHub.

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