Ngā Pae Māhutonga - the School of Design

Ngā Pae Māhutonga - the School of Design is acknowledged as providing one of the best design educations in the Asia-Pacific region. The contemporary portfolio of courses, faculty of internationally recognised leaders in design research and practice, and world-class facilities provide an ideal environment for students to realise their full creative potential.

The School of Design offers five major design specialisms in fashion, industrial, spatial, textiles and visual communication design combining graphics, digital media, advertising design and illustration. The programme allows for a number of minor options, which flexibly enable students to explore and develop a range of interdisciplinary design skills. In the course of their study students address local and global issues producing inspirational design solutions for a rapidly changing world.

Students achieve the highest level of success in national and international competitions and awards including: Best, Red Dot, AGOTYA, WOW, Dyson, Electrolux, Sony, and LG.

Graduates embody the highest creative and professional attributes required to work globally in design businesses and the creative industries including: Weta Digital, Designworks, Sauce FX, Sidhe Interactive, Saatchi & Saatchi, Clemenger BBDO, Icebreaker, Kathmandu, Nike, Fisher & Paykel, IDEO, Apple and Philips.

Brian Lucid, Head, Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design