Spatial design

Spatial designers design spaces for people. It is a relatively new field that brings together interior, architecture, landscape, urban, performance, exhibition and digital design.

To get a good idea of what happens in spatial design studio courses, browse the Spatial Design blog. There are plenty of examples of student work in the Student Work section.

What first year courses to take if you want to major in spatial design

Key facts

Massey spatial design graduates include:

  • Julia McPherson (Warren and Mahoney)
  • Briar Hickling (Linehouse, Shanghai)


Our graduates find exciting jobs as spatial, interior, architectural, and retail designers; web, digital FX, graphic, urban, landscape, digital, performance, interaction and experience designers.