School of Architecture

At the School of Architecture, you’ll evolve as a designer, critical thinker and innovator. Take advantage of our industry connections for learning and experience opportunities.

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Start your architecture journey with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies right here in Dunedin! This programme of study qualifies you to work as an Architectural Technologist in just three years.

If you wish to become an Architect, you can continue your studies with a Master of Architecture to meet the eligibility criteria. To be an architect, you need to be registered with the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB). It takes 5 years of study and 3+ years of professional experience before you can register.

Find our more information about how to become an architect.

Why study with us

Will give you the analytical and conceptual skills to put your creative ideas into practice, and the academic skills to pursue higher levels of study. You will have the knowledge and skills in drawing, computer-aided design (CAD), building construction and science to bring your designs to life in accordance with legislation and codes. Other perks include:

  • Fantastic work prospects and opportunities to design locally, nationally and internationally
  • Individual options available to specialise through electives
  • The opportunity to demonstrate your talent through design competitions
  • Successful completion will enable you to pursue postgraduate study in Architecture.

How to apply?

As part of your application you’re required to submit a portfolio and a cover letter. These requirements help us identify if you meet our standard of pre-requisite skills and aptitude to study with us. Find out what you need to include in your portfolio, what we’re looking for, and how to submit it to us.

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“I have developed the confidence to conceptualise and contextualise my design ideas thoroughly and then communicate these ideas through various mediums and methodologies.”

Mila Makasini

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

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Start here: Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Learn to harness light, space, line, form, and function to shape the built environment.

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If you want to know more about what we offer or you would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.