The study of Design combines an understanding of human needs and desires, forming creative solutions, prototyping and developing artefacts and evaluating their impact and effectiveness in society. It comprises a well-balanced combination of analytical, technological and creative abilities. We offer study in a Bachelor of Design, Master of Design, and a PhD in Design.

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Study Design

The Bachelor of Design offers four subjects you can Major in:

Read more below about our Design qualifications:

Bachelor of Design (BDes)
Master of Design (MDes)

Meet some of our Design students

Picturing a better future for children with ADHD

PhD student Hazel Burroughs is designing picture books for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to enhance their reading engagement. Hazel completed a Bachelor and Master of Design before commencing her PhD.

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Career Options

Find out more about the number of career options available in Design.

Contact Us

For more information on studying design at the University of Waikato, please contact one of our student advisors by email, by calling 07 838 4625 or by popping in to their office (FG.G.06) on the ground floor of the FG-link building at the Hamilton Campus. You can also find out more information by contacting one of our Design staff.