Postgraduate study

The Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation offers a range of postgraduate programmes in topics encompassing design and the built environment.

From a Graduate Certificate to PhD level, our postgraduate qualifications enable you to extend your knowledge, develop critical views, make connections, and gain practical experience within a multi-disciplinary environment.

Graduate Certificate in Designed Environments

The Graduate Certificate in Designed Environments is tailored to practising professionals who want to further develop their skills within the built environment.

Graduate Diploma in Designed Environments

This diploma provides a pathway for graduates to transition their architectural studies or building science specialisation to a new area at postgraduate level.

Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation

This diploma acts as a transition into the Master of Design Innovation (MDI) for students who already have another qualification.

Master of Architectural Science

Extend your expertise with the Master of Architectural Science, focusing on managing the development and ongoing performance of the built environment.

Master of Architecture

Delve deeper into the history and theory of architecture with the research and thesis-based Master of Architecture.

Master of Architecture (Professional)

Become an architect. Study a postgraduate Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification and be part of shaping our built environment.

Master of Design

The Master of Design is an opportunity to explore design-based research under the supervision of staff who are widely acknowledged as leaders in their fields.

Master of Design Innovation

Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry with a Master of Design Innovation degree.

Master of Design Technology

Further your skills in various digital technologies so you can tell stories with visual effects (VFX), gaming, animation, or extended reality (XR).

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) (MFA(CP))

Hone your collaborative, creative and business skills as a practising artist with the Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice).

Master of Interior Architecture

Build your expertise and improve your career prospects with a Master of Interior Architecture—and become professionally recognised with this qualification.

Master of Landscape Architecture

Develop your expertise so you can become a professional landscape architect with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree.

Master of User Experience Design

Gain versatile skills in a fast-growing sector. The MUXD equips you to create compelling user experiences, even if you don’t have a design background.

Postgraduate Certificate in Designed Environments

Build on your knowledge of the designed environment and open the door to Master's level study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Designed Environments

Expand your expertise in designed environments with postgraduate courses in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture.

Doctor of Philosophy

A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is the highest degree offered by the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation.

How to apply

You will need to submit a portfolio showcasing a range of your work. More information about what to include can be found in our portfolio requirement guidelines.

Qualifications offered through Wellington's ICT Graduate School

Master of Design Technology (MDT)

The Master of Design Technology (MDT) is a one-year, full-time professional master’s degree that will provide students with the professional skills needed to work effectively in highly technical design professions such as game design, Visual Effects (VFX), exhibition design and multimedia design.

The MDT is technology-centric and builds upon the skills acquired in an undergraduate degree focused on digital technology. The MDT will be ideal for students holding a bachelor’s degree in design who are looking to up-skill with advanced techniques and high-tech professional practice. A 60-point practicum concluding the degree will contribute a substantial project to the student’s design portfolio.

Master of User Experience Design (MUXD)

The Master of User Experience Design (MUXD) is a one-year, full-time master’s degree, aimed particularly at industry professionals and/or recent graduates without an undergraduate qualification in media design, ie. a conversion master’s degree. The degree will build on the relevant skills these students have developed during their professional careers and/or undergraduate university study, such as problem solving, critical thinking and verbal and written communication.