Postgraduate Certificate in Design

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies


19 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Design will extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of design research methods and the professional design environment. Graduates will have completed an applied design project, which allows them to address sustainability from multiple perspectives and to position their work within a wider market context. This qualification prepares students for further postgraduate study, or for employment in a creative design or design management role.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Minimum entry requirements are the Bachelor of Design (discipline endorsed) Level 7, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, or equivalent documented professional experience. A physical or digital portfolio which demonstrates a range of creative work relevant to their field. International entrants must demonstrate that they have equivalent experience/qualifications as domestic entrants.

Detailed requirements

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19 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$3,878 $3,878
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,583 $6,583
Total $10,461 $10,461

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $53,000
Earnings range $44,000 - $63,000
In employment 68%
In further study 10%
On a benefit 1%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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