Postgraduate Diploma in Design

Massey University

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies

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Entry requirements

Appropriate degree or equivalent, plus a portfolio of work and appropriate experience.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will acquire, evaluate and apply knowledge appropriately, critically and creatively, be effective communicators, and apply ethical standards appropriate to their discipline. They will approach design in a critically-informed, theoretically underpinned and reflective way. They will utilise design processes that involve analysis, evaluation and synthesis, evaluate research methods to determine their potential for the resolution of design problems, apply critical understanding of discourses and research relevant to contemporary practices in design. They will be capable of designing research projects, carrying out literature searches, critically evaluating their own work, and presenting outcomes in a professional manner.

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

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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