About the School of Design

Study one of the School of Design’s acclaimed design programmes and become an industry-ready, creative designer with great prospects for a successful career. We’ll help you develop and showcase your talent.

At Otago Polytechnic’s School of Design you:

  • learn in small classes in immersive studio environments
  • have the opportunity to be involved in professional presentations, talks, exhibitions and events, including the annual 'Excite' exhibition
  • benefit from our strong links to the local, national and international design community and from the School’s ongoing networks and opportunities through these associations – this will allow you to form contacts within the industry, while at the same time earning credits towards your degree
  • get the chance, no matter what your discipline, to work with real clients, creating design-based solutions and services


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Our staff

Our staff is professional and passionate about inspiring students for their greatest success!

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EPICentre is our workshop studio equipped with machine and digital tools that cater to design, art, information technology and engineering disciplines. 

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We have strong links with industry and the wider community through student projects, field trips, work placements, internships and student exchanges.

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We offer a variety of scholarships to assist students in many study areas.

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Discover the innovative research our staff and students are carrying out.

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Work with our students

Help us provide students with valuable real world learning opportunities.

Contact us

Email info@op.ac.nz
H Block Forth Street,Dunedin 9016
International +64 3 477 3014
New Zealand 0800 762 786