Postgraduate Diploma in Design
Graphic Arts and Design Studies
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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.
Key Information for Students
A Bachelor of Design, or equivalent; selection process applies; plus a portfolio of work and an interview.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$30,380 - $49,588|
|In further study||8%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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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.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.