Postgraduate Certificate in Design

Media Design School

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies

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Entry requirements

A New Zealand Bachelor's degree that is of relevance to design (such as Design - Graphic, Industrial, and Product, Fine Arts, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering).
OR
An appropriate international equivalent design or allied professional qualification requiring at least three years full-time tertiary study at an appropriate level as approved by the Academic Board;
OR
Relevant professional experience (considered to be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree ~ six plus years experience in a design related field showing career progression and increasing responsibility) as approved by the Academic Board.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Design is a short (60 credits at Level 8, 15 week) programme that supports a student with appropriate and equivalent skill that has been acquired through significant relevant work experience in Design (or a related field) to enter postgraduate study, without having to commit to a full Masters programme from the outset. This entry into postgraduate study programme is also suitable for career changers and students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a different area, but who can show a relevant understanding and interest in the field of design.

What graduates earn

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

$34,000

Median earnings one year after study

$39,000

Median earnings two years after study

$48,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

81%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Fuji Xerox AUT Undergraduate Scholarship

Provided by:

Auckland University of Technology

Website:

http://www.aut.ac.nz/scholarships

Value:

$6,750

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Ngā Ara Mātua Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$2500 - This scholarship can be used for tuition fees and/or accommodation

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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

Phone: (09) 303 0402
Fax: (09) 303 0646
Email: paul.brafield@mediadesignschool.com
Web: http://www.mediadesignschool.com

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