Design (general)

Design is about designing things.

Such 'things' can be virtually anything, ranging from consumer goods and services to business solutions to objet d'art, etc.

Studying in this area includes learning about design philosophies and processes, contexts and design history.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Designer
  • Inventor
  • Design manager
  • Product manager
  • Set designer
  • Art editor
  • Art designer
  • Games developer
  • Web site builder
  • Exhibit designer
  • Technical teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

128% of national
median earnings


Employment

75%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
11%
Further study
11%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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