Ara Design School

Ara has been offering a Bachelor of Design degree for twenty years, and quality design education for a lot longer. We have five specialisations, including Visual Communication, Applied Visual Arts and Motion Design. Our class sizes are small (15-20) and our tutors are both qualified and highly experienced.

All our students have the chance to engage in projects with external clients alongside learning core design skills like creative idea generation and iterative prototyping. We now offer access to post graduate study through the Wintec BMA (Honours), which we co-deliver; and we have an online Graduate Diploma in Information Design. Our degree is taught over only three years, but each is 32 weeks long, so there’s as much content as a four year university degree.

Our graduates are all over the industry – have you enjoyed a Lemmy Lemonade lately? One of our guys designed the chirpy little citrus on the bottle. One day that could be you.

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AUT Art and Design School

AUT is the best place to study art and design to acquire the thinking and skills to ensure you develop a unique creative voice. You will be immersed in an environment where innovation and technology will fuel your creativity. Shared studio spaces, cutting edge labs, experienced lecturers and industry contact provide the best environment for you to launch a career in the creative realm.

Our major study areas include: communication (formerly graphic) design, digital design, fashion design, product design, spatial design, textile design and visual arts.

We are ranked in the top 100 art and design schools in the world*. This prestigious ranking reflects the high quality of our programmes and staff, the employability of our graduates, and our recognition as a world leader in practice-led art and design research.

Our programmes offers a balance of originality, creative and design thinking, and conceptual development, along with theoretical and professional studies. Our students work on industry partnered, or entrepreneurial art and design projects, and we challenge them to become socially and ethically engaged.

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Massey University College of Creative Arts
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.

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Media Design School

For the past fifteen years, the award-winning Media Design School in Auckland has been offering qualifications that speak to emerging media environments such as interaction design, game design and animation.

In fact, the evolving needs of creative industries are at the heart of development and delivery of courses such as the Bachelor of Media Design. Over three years, students develop technical, conceptual and strategic skills in their chosen major − Graphic Design, Motion Design or Interactive Online Design − as well as a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the industry and related fields making them agile in the workforce.

Media Design School also ensures students think globally and have opportunities beyond New Zealand as part of the Laureate International Universities Network – the world’s largest group of private tertiary providers. This includes simultaneous briefings, critiques across continents, international guest lectures and opportunities for study abroad.

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Unitec Institute of Technology

Unitec is New Zealand’s largest institute of technology, with more than 20,000 students studying over 150 work-oriented programmes. We offer leading employment-focused education at our three campuses in Mt. Albert, Waitakere and Albany.

Developed with industry to deliver work-ready graduates for a wide range of creative careers the Bachelor of Creative Enterprise is an interdisciplinary creative arts qualification with strong industry connections. Academics and industry practitioners teach a mix of creative, technical and theoretical courses with an emphasis on collaboration and project-based work, with students working together on real-life client projects.

You’ll spend the first year of the programme building knowledge in key areas such as creative thinking, professional practice, storytelling, digital technology and communication. You can then choose your own creative pathway in areas such as animation, game design, digital marketing, graphic design and more, tailoring your degree to your career aspirations.

Choosing the Bachelor of Creative Enterprise means you can:

  • Select a creative pathway that suits your interests and skills.
  • Gain invaluable experience working with real clients on live projects and build strong industry networks while you study.
  • Learn how to create compelling stories, think creatively, collaborate across disciplines, develop a business plan and manage a budget.
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams to form collaborative creative partnerships.

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ACG Yoobee

ACG Yoobee’s practical, innovative courses will give you the skills you need to master your craft.

With tailored programmes ranging from 2 days to 2 years, we’ll teach you how to blaze a trail in today’s rapidly changing world of digital design. Don’t lock yourself into a lengthy degree – our hands-on, targeted courses will get you where you want to go in half the time. Taught by designers, for designers, using the latest industry standard equipment, ACG Yoobee will even help you get a great job.

Build technical skills and watch your ideas come to life at ACG Yoobee, New Zealand’s leading digital design school.


Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

Whitecliffe is an independent Arts and Design school of choice, producing the highest quality graduates and shaping exceptional creative citizens.

Whitecliffe provides life-transforming educational experiences in arts and design through teaching and research, educating students to shape culture through the practice and critical study of the arts. Building on foundations of excellence, innovation and a commitment to diversity, Whitecliffe prepares its students for lifelong creative work and engagement with their communities. Whitecliffe seeks to instill aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills and technical expertise in all graduates.

Whitecliffe core values have developed through the work of committed faculty, students, alumni and staff. At Whitecliffe we believe that ideas and expression are inseparable. Our commitment to a wide range of media, processes and methodologies supports our belief that our graduates become leaders in their fields through a critical combination of making and thinking. Through rigorous critique, intelligent debate and mutual respect, graduates gain the lifelong skills they need to shape their communities.


Wintec School of Media Arts

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand’s largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs).

With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

At Wintec you’ll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.