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 can take you into unexpected roles both nationally and internationally.

Design

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
Design Generation exhibition

Manufacturing our Future

Manufacturing our Future was a series of public events held in September 2018 that explored the future of design-led innovation.

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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.

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Latest news

  • 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.

  • Sustainable design courses win Green Gown Award

    For the third year in a row, the University has been honoured with a prestigious Australasian award for its sustainability leadership—this year for its sustainable design curriculum.