Unitec inspires people to discover and apply their intellectual and creative potential and contribute responsibly to their societies and cultures.
Unitec has direct collaborations with more than 80 institutions worldwide including research and development work, collaborative provision, study abroad, and the School of Design’s Artist in Residence work. We are also involved with commercial work and consultancy in many countries across a range of disciplines – including art and design, technology, computing, education, natural sciences and architecture.
Unitec is a large, mutli-disciplinary, Tertiary Education institution. With over 12,000 full-time equivalent students it is the largest dual-sector provider in New Zealand, with a reputation for applied research, innovative educational delivery and the employability of our graduates.
Design and visual arts
faculties and departments
Within the Department of Design and Visual Arts, Faculty of Creative Industries and Business, Disciplines / Majors in Contemporary Craft [object design and Jewellery], Graphic Design and Animation, Interior Design, Product and Furniture Design, Photography and Media Arts, Visual Arts [Painting and Sculpture ] and Toi Māori – Raranga [Contemporary Māori weaving ]
bachelor level programs
Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts, majors in Contemporary Craft [object design, Jewellery, Toi Māori], Graphic Design and Animation, Interior Design, Product and Furniture Design, Photography and Media Arts, Visual Arts [Painting and Sculpture] New programme start of 2009 3 years
master level programs
Graduate Diploma in Digital Animation (1 year) Master of Design (2 years) by project.
research activity and main areas
- Staff research and advanced practice across Contemporary Craft [object design and Jewellery], Graphic Design and Animation, Interior Design, Product and Furniture Design, Photography and Media Arts, Visual Arts [Painting and Sculpture ] and Toi Māori – Raranga [Contemporary Māori weaving ] - Four curated public galleries on campus. - The CIRRUS Generator – a design development and incubation centre on campus for graduates to establish and grow design businesses. - The Hothouse – a research and development centre on campus, working directly with over 40 businesses to generate and develop design-based IPR through intensive collaborative practice.
subject areas for exchange students
Digital and 3D animation Media Design Photography Interior/Spatial Jewellery Furniture/Object/ Craft Painting and Sculpture Product Design Management Design Project by Research
Semester One: February to July Semester Two: July to December (+ shorter Summer Semester: December to February)
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