Master of Design

University of Auckland

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies

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Entry requirements

Completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA); or a Bachelors degree and the Postgraduate Certificate in Design with a minimum GPA; Or have attained extensive relevant practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent and performed at an acceptable level in any tests of academic aptitude, portfolio and/or interviews prescribed by Senate or its representative.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

MDes graduates will be proficient in a range of contemporary design methodologies and technologies, and be able to apply advanced design skills and practices to create new products, services and systems on behalf of industry, society and the economy. They will be creative, interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial practitioners able to pursue personal professional goals including progressing to doctoral studies.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Bath Street Arts Trust Scholarship

Provided by:

The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office



Up to $6000 per annum

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Professor Michael Walker Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students

Provided by:

The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office




Read more

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

Free phone: 0800 61 62 63
Phone: (09) 373 7999
Fax: (0800) 616 264

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