Diploma in Design

Massey University

Subject area

Graphic and Design Studies not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

A New Zealand University Entrance Qualification of equivalent plus a portfolio of work.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Diploma in Design graduates will demonstrate attributes of Creativity - Toi, Virtuosity - Mohio, Understanding - Matauranga and Connectedness - Whanaungatanga. They should: Display an awareness of a variety of different world views acknowledging their contribution to the cultural identity of Aotearoa New Zealand (Matauranga); Demonstrate a critical awareness of key aspects of art and design in a global context in relation to their practice (Matauranga); Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between creative work and audiences. (Whanaungatanga). Be intellectually curious and adaptable, willing to embrace new ideas and accommodate risk and uncertainty (Toi); Apply a range of processes to explore, develop, reflect on and refine ideas (Toi, Matauranga); Demonstrate competencies in techniques, skills and processes for a selected design specialisation (Mohio); Utilise analytical, selective and creative processes to transform ideas into material outcomes (Mohio); Demonstrate effective visual, material, written, and oral communication skills (Whanaungatanga); Source and use a range of resources and materials that support the development of creative work. (Matauranga).

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
Email: contact@massey.ac.nz
Web: http://www.massey.ac.nz

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