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Wellington from above.

Explore creativity

As New Zealand’s #1 university for research intensity, we are driven by creativity and innovation in our research, teaching, and partnerships. Explore your creative side with us.

Creative at our heart

Top 100 in the world

Our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ranks among the best in the world (QS World Rankings).

Miramar Creative Centre

Our creative centre in Wellington's filmmaking hub provides state-of-the-art technology and industry collaborations.

Creative thinking

Our programmes encourage creative and critical thinking. We teach you how, not what to think.

Study options for creative thinkers

Whether you are inspired by buildings, soundscapes, digital animation or data, you can experience the rewards of a professional career doing what you love most. Creative and critical thinking skills will expand your opportunities in any subject area. Study a programme that encourages creativity at Victoria University of Wellington.

Caitlin Attenburrow

I love the feeling you get when you launch an idea that surprises and delights your customers. The excitement of working with intelligent creative people passionately executing their craft.

Caitlin Attenburrow

New Zealand Marketing Manager at Pic's Peanut Butter and Chief Marketing Officer at Chia Sisters

Crowd of people in Wellington civic square for lights festival.

New Zealand's creative capital

Wellington is the creative capital of New Zealand. It is home to a vibrant community of leading filmmakers, musicians, designers, artists, inventors, and doers.

Discover Wellington