Doctor of Design

Auckland University of Technology

Subject area

Graphic and Design Studies


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Entry requirements

Completion of a relevant master's degree or a bachelor's degree with honours with at least first or second class (first division) honours, or equivalent; advanced training in research and five years' professional experience in the area of study.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

DDes graduates will be experienced business, marketing and creative industry professionals with an advanced level of research, scholarship and practice in design and business innovation. They will be reflective practitioners with integrated insights and approaches to creating valuable, innovative and competitive products, systems and services.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Creative Arts at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 288 864
Phone: (09) 921 9999
Fax: (09) 921 9812

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