Master of Design

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Master of Design will demonstrate mastery of theoretically sophisticated subject matter through a body of scholarly creative work, which is presented in a public forum and supported by an exegesis or equivalent, or through a thesis, which could form the basis of scholarly journal articles. The work will respond to societal needs, address sustainability from multiple perspectives and be positioned within a wider framework of academic and applied research. This qualification prepares students for doctoral level study, an academic career or a lead design or design management role.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Bachelor of Design (Honours) or PgDiploma in Design at level 8 with overall grade of B+ (75%) in Design Research Methods and Applied Design Project 2 or equivalent postgrad qualification of 120 credits in a related area, and a physical or digital portfolio demonstrating depth of engagement with creative work.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,214 $7,214
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$13,458 $13,458
Total $20,672 $20,672

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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 $57,829
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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Where does this information come from?

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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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