Postgraduate Diploma in Design

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are
1. The Bachelor of Design (discipline endorsed) Level 7, or an equivalent qualification at bachelor level in a related discipline, or equivalent documented professional experience.
2. A physical or digital portfolio which demonstrates a range of creative work relevant to their field
3. International entrants must demonstrate that they have equivalent experience/qualifications as domestic entrants, and, for those whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of English language competence of IELTS academic band score of 6.5 (overall) with no individual band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Design will extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of design research methods and professional design practices. Through applied design projects students will address sustainability and consider impact from multiple perspectives, and position their work in a wider market context. The final project is supported by a body of writing and presented in a public forum. This qualification prepares students for further postgraduate study or a career in design or design management.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Graphic and Design Studies at this level can earn:

$42,000

Median earnings one year after study

$48,000

Median earnings two years after study

$58,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

84%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rebecca L. Lynch Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

Graduate Women North Shore Charitable Trust - RLL Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee

Value:

Non-resident tuition fees, registration fees, and room and board are covered by the scholarship.

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Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary

Website:

http://www.blsst.co.nz

Value:

Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Email: info@op.ac.nz
Web: http://https://www.op.ac.nz/

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