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

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
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    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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    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.