Study Design



Designers find innovative solutions to material, social and ecological problems. We are creative, confident and contribute to change.

Immerse yourself in an innovative and supportive environment which allows you to engage in real-world projects, develop your individual voice as a designer and learn how to work in a design team. Take advantage of our strong international relationships, award-winning teaching expertise and first-rate facilities.


Architectural Studies

Shape the world around you with this hands-on and creative programme.


Communication Design

Tell stories through image, text, sound, moving image and interactive media.


Fashion Design

Become a skilled, industry-ready fashion professional. 


Product Design

Learn how to develop meaningful products and systems.



About to graduate in Design and wondering what to do next?


Bridging options

Don’t have the required academic qualifications? Not sure where to start?


Why not consider Food Design? Apply design thinking principles in the production and delivery of food and beverage experiences. Food Design could lead to a career as a chef, artisan food producer, food writer, teacher, entrepreneur, promoter and much more!


2021 Graduate showcase

School of Design
Discover the wealth of talent



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Highlights of Otago Polytechnic’s annual
Student Showcase, "Collections"




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