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New Zealand: Subject Guides

Why study design in New Zealand

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New Zealand is an ideal place for budding designers to hone their skills. Study design in New Zealand and learn from some of the best in the industry.


Supportive environment

The New Zealand government is committed to the development of innovative technologies and as such, they have provided new funding initiatives as well as business advocacy groups like Grow Wellington and the TechNZ investment programme.



Investment and support is channeled into companies that specialise in game development, mobile applications, interaction, usability and interface design, animation, special effects and next generation manufacturing. Design students will find a lot of work placement and job opportunities in these places.


Professional designers

The growing interest in the design industry has put New Zealand in the eyes of professional designers. Many have flocked to New Zealand to share their theories and practices, and this has led to emerging academic programmes to meet the demands in the market. Students’ exposure to world-renowned designers will equip them with better practical skills and knowledge.


Better universities

In line with the government’s initiative to upgrade design technology, colleges and universities will be investing more money to better equip their design facilities. Students will have a wider choice of options on where to study design. Whether they’re looking for city campuses, lower fees, universities with high graduate employment or a more culturally rich environment, New Zealand has lots to offer.


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