Postgraduate Certificate in Design

Media Design School Limited

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).
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;
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:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 303 0402
Fax: (09) 303 0646

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