The Faculty of Architecture and Design offers programmes in the built environment, design innovation, and architecture history, theory and practice.
We have many study options to choose from, whether you are looking for an introduction to architecture or design, a refresher course as professional development or a full research qualification.
You can study towards a Bachelor’s degree in all the subjects we offer. Certificate and graduate diploma programmes are offered in Designed Environments and Design Innovation. These are suitable for students with substantial work experience or related qualifications. Master’s degrees, postgraduate diplomas and PhDs have a significant research component and suit those wanting professional qualifications in the field.
The Faculty’s professional degrees have been restructured to align with national and international standards. We offer three-year undergraduate Bachelors’ degree followed by a two-year Master’s degree. The completion of both qualifications is now standard for professional registration and recognition in both architecture and design related fields.
As a result of the specialised education provided by our programmes, graduates will be ready to take their place as leaders of local, regional and international practices. Victoria University of Wellington is uniquely positioned in Wellington, the cultural and creative Capital, to educate future design professionals from the centre of New Zealand’s tertiary education sector.
The Faculty of Architecture and Design offers opportunities for students to study in these subject areas:
- Animation and Visual Effects
- Communication Design
- Design for Social Innovation
- Fashion Design Technology
- Industrial Design
- Interaction Design
- Media Design
Download the Faculty of Architecture and Design Undergraduate Handbook pdf2.74MB
Download the Faculty of Architecture and Design Postgraduate Handbook pdf2.60MB