Integrated Design – Bachelor of Design with Honours

Take a unified approach to design. Develop strong design strategies and contextual understanding, applying your technical skills in the design fields of your choice.

Where you can study

Wellington campus

International students

International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.

Definition of New Zealand citizens and residents

Open to international students on campus in New Zealand
Note: Selected entry qualification

Specialise in Integrated Design for your Bachelor of Design with Honours at Massey

Learn how to meet the needs of the real world as a versatile design problem-solver

Design is about solving problems and embracing opportunity. Versatile designers need not be bound by a single speciality but can apply critical and creative thinking from one situation and apply it to another.

In the Bachelor of Design with Honours (Integrated Design), you’ll select courses from two or more of the other seven majors in the Bachelor of Design with Honours. You’ll push your study beyond traditional design boundaries.

Choose courses to form a unique programme of study, in consultation with the qualification leader. You can choose courses from the following disciplines:

  • concept design
  • fashion design
  • industrial design
  • photography
  • spatial design
  • textile design
  • visual communication design (including graphic design, illustration, advertising and branding, interaction design and more).

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Further study

Further your design research and practice with a Master of Design at Massey, or go on to create new knowledge with a PhD.

A Bachelor of Design with Honours in Integrated Design is a good fit if you:

  • want to learn to think critically about design, understanding different design methods and design context
  • explore strategies of combining ideas from across disciplines
  • craft your own creative expression.

Planning information

If you study full-time, in your first year, you’ll take eight 15-credit courses, making a total of 120 credits.

If you wish to study over two semesters, you should aim for 60 credits per semester. You may be able to take some courses at summer school. Make sure you include courses that are prerequisites for the next level of courses you wish to study.

About this major

The Integrated Design major in the Bachelor of Design with Honours consists of 210 credits.

Minors

Completing a minor is optional and may be a way for you to show the breadth of your degree.

A minor must be in a different subject from your major and be made up of at least 60 credits.

If you’re interested in doing a minor you should contact us using the Get advice button on this page. Our student advice team will be able to talk you through your options and help you plan your degree.

More information:  ‘Yellow Book’.

Official regulations

To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.

You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

In some cases the qualification or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.

Courses you can enrol in

Course planning key

Prerequisites
Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
Corequisites
Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
Restrictions
Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.
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Course code: 198157 Studio I (Object) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes in three dimensional form-giving, resourceful making and user experience. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 197132

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Course code: 212157 Studio I (Dress) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes in creatively dressing bodies and fashioning garments. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 197135

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Course code: 213157 Studio I (Art Lab) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes in art-making across different media. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 197132

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Course code: 213158 Studio I (Art Place) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to explore specific techniques, strategies and processes making art works in relation to site and context. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 197131

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Course code: 221157 Studio I (Lens) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes in photographic image-making. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 221101

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Course code: 222157 Studio I (Screen) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes that form the basis of digital screen areas such as video, web, animation, interaction and emerging technologies. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 197131

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Course code: 222158 Studio I (Type) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes for a range of visual communication environments, using type. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 197131, 222100

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Course code: 223157 Studio I (Material) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes through the investigation of materials, form, surface, image and pattern for the design and making of textiles. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 197133

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Course code: 224157 Studio I (Space) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes for the definition and investigation of physical, temporal and digital spatial environments and their inhabitation. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

Restrictions: 197131

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Course code: 296157 Studio I (Imagine) 15 credits

In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes for the definition and investigation of imagined conceptual worlds, stories, characters, and tools through the practice of iterative drawing, modelling and prototyping.

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Part Two

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Course code: 198257 Design Studio IIA (Industrial) 30 credits

In this studio course students will explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical awareness of contextual issues. Students will develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes in industrial design.

Prerequisites: (237130 or 237131) plus 198157 and 2 of: 212157, 213157, 213158, 221157, 222157, 222158, 223157, 224157, 296157 Restrictions: 198251

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Course code: 212257 Design Studio IIA (Fashion) 30 credits

In this studio course students will explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical awareness of contextual issues. Students will develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes in fashion design.

Prerequisites: (237130 or 237131) plus 212157 and two of: 198157, 213157, 213158, 221157, 222157, 222158, 223157, 224157, 296157 Restrictions: 212201

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Course code: 221257 Design Studio IIA (Photography) 30 credits

In this studio course students will explore and articulate creative responses to project challenges through critical awareness of contextual issues. Students will develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes in photography.

Prerequisites: (237130 or 237131) plus 221157 and two of: 198157, 212157, 213157, 213158, 222157, 222158, 223157, 224157, 296157 Restrictions: 221271

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Course code: 222257 Design Studio IIA (Visual Communication) 30 credits

In this studio course students will explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical awareness of contextual issues. Students will develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes in visual communication design.

Prerequisites: (237130 or 237131) plus (222157 or 222158) and 2 of: 198157, 212157, 213157, 213158, 221157, 222157, 222158, 223157, 224157, 296157 Restrictions: 222202, 222203, 222210, 222220, 222230, 222231, 222270

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Course code: 223257 Design Studio IIA (Textiles) 30 credits

In this studio course students will explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical awareness of contextual issues. Students will develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes in textile design.

Prerequisites: (237130 or 237131) plus 223157 and 2 of: 198157, 212157, 213157, 213158, 221157, 222157, 222158, 224157, 296157 Restrictions: 223203, 223205, 223220

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Course code: 224257 Design Studio IIA (Spatial) 30 credits

In this studio course students will explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical awareness of contextual issues. Students will develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes in spatial design.

Prerequisites: (237130 or 237131) plus 224157 and 2 of: 198157, 212157, 213157, 213158, 221157, 222157, 222158, 223157, 296157 Restrictions: 224251, 224261, 224271

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Course code: 296257 Design Studio IIA (Concept) 30 credits

In this studio course students will explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical awareness of contextual issues. Students will develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes in concept design.

Prerequisites: (237130 or 237131) plus 296157 and 2 of: 198157, 212157, 213157, 213158, 221157, 222157, 222158, 223157, 224157

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Course code: 198258 Design Studio IIB (Industrial) 30 credits

In this studio course students will continue to explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical inquiry into contemporary issues relevant to industrial design. Students will further develop and apply core design techniques, skills and processes.

Prerequisites: 198257 Restrictions: 198252, 198272

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Course code: 212258 Design Studio IIB (Fashion) 30 credits

In this studio course students will continue to explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical inquiry into contemporary issues relevant to fashion design. Students will further develop and apply core design techniques, skills and processes.

Prerequisites: 212257 Restrictions: 212201, 212204, 212220, 212303, 212305

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Course code: 221258 Design Studio IIB (Photography) 30 credits

In this studio course students will continue to explore and articulate creative responses to project challenges through critical inquiry into contemporary issues relevant to photography. Students will further develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes.

Prerequisites: 221257 Restrictions: 221270, 221272

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Course code: 222258 Design Studio IIB (Visual Communication) 30 credits

In this studio course students will continue to explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical inquiry into contemporary issues relevant to visual communication design. Students will further develop and apply core design techniques, skills and processes.

Prerequisites: 222257 Restrictions: 222202, 222203, 222210, 222220, 222230, 222231, 222270

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Course code: 223258 Design Studio IIB (Textiles) 30 credits

In this studio course students will continue to explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical inquiry into contemporary issues relevant to textile design. Students will further develop and apply core design techniques, skills and processes.

Prerequisites: 223257 Restrictions: 223204, 223205, 223227

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Course code: 224258 Design Studio IIB (Spatial) 30 credits

In this studio course students will continue to explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical inquiry into contemporary issues relevant to spatial design. Students will further develop and apply core design techniques, skills and processes.

Prerequisites: 224257 Restrictions: 224252, 224272, 224291

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Course code: 296258 Design Studio IIB (Concept) 30 credits

In this studio course students will continue to explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical inquiry into contemporary issues relevant to concept design. Students will further develop and apply core design techniques, skills and processes.

Prerequisites: 296257

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Part Three

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Course code: 198357 Design Studio IIIA (Industrial) 30 credits

In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual or collaborative creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand industrial design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

Prerequisites: 198258 Restrictions: 198354

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Course code: 212357 Design Studio IIIA (Fashion) 30 credits

In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual or collaborative creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand fashion design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

Prerequisites: 212258 Restrictions: 212317

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Course code: 221357 Design Studio IIIA (Photography) 30 credits

In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand photographic concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

Prerequisites: 221258 Restrictions: 221370

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Course code: 222357 Design Studio IIIA (Visual Communication) 30 credits

In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual or collaborative creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand visual communication design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

Prerequisites: 222258 Restrictions: 222301, 222303, 222310, 222320, 222330, 222340, 222355, 222370

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Course code: 223357 Design Studio IIIA (Textiles) 30 credits

In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual or collaborative creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand textile design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

Prerequisites: 223258 Restrictions: 223320, 223403

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Course code: 224357 Design Studio IIIA (Spatial) 30 credits

In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual or collaborative creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand spatial design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

Prerequisites: 224258 Restrictions: 224351, 224361

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Course code: 296357 Design Studio IIIA (Concept) 30 credits

In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual or collaborative creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand concept design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

Prerequisites: 296258

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Course code: 198358 Design Studio IIIB (Industrial) 30 credits

In this studio course students will negotiate a critical position through individual or collaborative professional practices, with opportunities to apply their specialist skills to a range of contexts. In addition to advancing industrial design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work, students will develop and apply transferable skills relevant to professional environments.

Prerequisites: 198357 Restrictions: 198355

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Course code: 212358 Design Studio IIIB (Fashion) 30 credits

In this studio course students will negotiate a critical position through individual or collaborative professional practices, with opportunities to apply their specialist skills to a range of contexts. In addition to advancing fashion design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work, students will develop and apply transferable skills relevant to professional environments.

Prerequisites: 212357 Restrictions: 212310

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Course code: 221358 Design Studio IIIB (Photography) 30 credits

In this studio course students will negotiate a critical position through individual or collaborative professional practices, with opportunities to apply their specialist skills to a range of contexts. In addition to advancing photographic concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work, students will develop and apply transferable skills relevant to professional environments.

Prerequisites: 221357

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Course code: 222358 Design Studio IIIB (Visual Communication) 30 credits

In this studio course students will negotiate a critical position through individual or collaborative professional practices, with opportunities to apply their specialist skills to a range of contexts. In addition to advancing visual communication design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work, students will develop and apply transferable skills relevant to professional environments.

Prerequisites: 222357 Restrictions: 222302, 222303, 222311, 222321, 222331, 222341, 222356, 222371

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Course code: 223358 Design Studio IIIB (Textiles) 30 credits

In this studio course students will negotiate a critical position through individual or collaborative professional practices, with opportunities to apply their specialist skills to a range of contexts. In addition to advancing textile design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work, students will develop and apply transferable skills relevant to professional environments.

Prerequisites: 223357 Restrictions: 223303

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Course code: 224358 Design Studio IIIB (Spatial) 30 credits

In this studio course students will negotiate a critical position through individual or collaborative professional practices, with opportunities to apply their specialist skills to a range of contexts. In addition to advancing spatial design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work, students will develop and apply transferable skills relevant to professional environments.

Prerequisites: 224357 Restrictions: 224352, 224371

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Course code: 296358 Design Studio IIIB (Concept) 30 credits

In this studio course students will negotiate a critical position through individual or collaborative professional practices, with opportunities to apply their specialist skills to a range of contexts. In addition to advancing concept design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work, students will develop and apply transferable skills relevant to professional environments.

Prerequisites: 296357

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Part Four

Course code: 293453 Integrated Design Research and Development 30 credits

Using integrated design strategies, explore and apply methods, processes and practices through a research investigation that incorporates diverse design approaches. Students will undertake advanced research on a project of their choice.

Prerequisites: B- average over 198358, or 212358, or 221358, or 222358, or 223358, or 224358, or 296358 and 237330

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Course code: 293454 Integrated Design Research Project 45 credits

Realise and manifest a research-led independent project that communicates integrated design strategies and methods.

Prerequisites: 293453

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Entry requirements

Admission to Massey

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

This is a selected entry qualification . This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.   

To enter the Bachelor of Design with Honours you will:

  • submit a portfolio (if you do well in NCEA Level 2 art, design or technology (or equivalent) you may not need to submit a portfolio. See details below.)

Application closing date

If you are a new-to-Massey student, applications close on 30 November 2021 (for Semester One start) and 28 June 2022 (for Semester Two start). Late applications will be considered subject to available spaces.

English language requirements

To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

Portfolio requirements

There are three main ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Design with Honours

Automatic entry

If you achieved NCEA Level 2 or 3 with Merit or Excellence overall, and a Merit or Excellence endorsement in an approved art, design or technology subject, you have automatic entry and will not have to submit a portfolio.

This also applies for Cambridge International students achieving an AS grade A or B in an approved art, design or technology subject.

Portfolio pre-approval entry

You can show work in progress to a Massey College of Creative Arts staff member during a school visit, Massey Open Day or other University event, or in a video call. They’ll look at examples of your work with you and if it shows the creative potential we’re looking for, they’ll sign a portfolio pre-approval letter. Then you won’t need to submit a final portfolio with your application.

Portfolio entry

When you apply online, submit a portfolio showing a selection of your creative work that demonstrates your creative potential with your application to study.

See full details about portfolio requirements and pre-approvals

English language skills

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

Can't meet the entry requirements?

If you need to do a course before you start your qualification, there may be options for you in Summer School.

Fees and scholarships

Fees, student loans and free fees scheme

Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.

There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

You can view fees for the courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.

Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme

You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.

Current and returning Massey students can find their National Student Number in the student portal.

Fees disclaimer

This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax, if any. Before relying on any information on these pages you should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice.

Careers and job opportunities

You’ll graduate ready to address issues and solve the design problems of today and tomorrow. You might be working independently or collaborating with other designers and people from other backgrounds. Either way, you’ll be able to integrate many different design methods and points of view.

You’ll be innovative and independent, able to think strategically about processes, products and experiences. These skills are highly sought-after in business, government and social enterprises as well as in conventional designer roles.

You could go on to pursue independent creative entrepreneurship, launching your own agency, fashion house, studio, product or service. 94% of our design graduates are employed or self-employed in relevant industries within six months of completing their degree.

International students

New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated five star plus by the QS World University Rankings.

Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.

As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.

Accreditations and rankings

QS Ranking - Art & Design

College of Creative Arts – Toi Rauwhārangi ranks in the global top 150 for art and design by QS World University Rankings.

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Reddot design ranking

Ngā Pae Māhutonga Wellington School of Design is ranked 1st in Asia Pacific by Red Dot in 2019, and continues to be the only school in Australasia to be included in the top 10. Recognition by this international design agency gives us a distinctive seal of quality for our design programmes.

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