Diploma in Design

Auckland University of Technology

Subject area

Creative Arts not elsewhere classified



30 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Diploma in Design holders will have knowledge and skills in one or more of the design-related disciplines; Animation/Visual Effects and Game Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design or Spatial Design along with the necessary academic preparation for further study at undergraduate level.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

42 NCEA L3 credits, including UE Literacy and Numeracy, with: 10 credits in each of 3 approved subjects, OR 12 credits in each of 2 approved subjects and 14 credits across 2 further subjects

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


30 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,209 $7,209
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,265 $8,265
Total $15,474 $15,474

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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 $45,000
Earnings range $37,000 - $54,000
In employment 39%
In further study 17%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 288 864
Phone: (09) 921 9999
Fax: (09) 921 9812
Email: courseinfo@aut.ac.nz
Web: http://www.aut.ac.nz

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