Master of Design

45 weeks
NZQF Level 9 (180 credits)

Start Dates
Course Fees (Year 1. See fees information.)
Domestic $10,180.00 NZD
International $33,406.00 NZD
Admission Requirements

Open to applicants who have a NZQF Level 8 Honours degree OR a Postgraduate Diploma OR an undergraduate degree and professional experience. Must be in a field relevant to design.

Portfolio Requirements

Interview, portfolio, CV


Enhance your career.

Studying our Master of Design is a transformative experience – we help a wide range of professionals become the most promising designers of a generation. The full-time programme is tailored to your unique needs and creative challenges, and you’ll receive one-to-one professional mentoring from industry thought leaders. Spanning 30 weeks, it’s ideal for people pursuing their own ideas and a specialist career in design, focused on the latest technologies and approaches. Apply to step things up today.

What is a Master of Design?

A Master of Design is a postgraduate course for design professionals who want to take their creative careers to the next level. The course is tailored to each student’s individual needs and creative challenges, where they have the freedom to develop their specialist skills, knowledge, and qualifications in the design field of their choice.

Course Outline

What you'll cover in this course

Masters students complete TWO 30 credit components at Level 8, PLUS, ONE 15 credit and ONE 45 credit components at Level 9. There are SIX 30 credit (non-sequential) Level 8 components. At NZQF Level 9, there is ONE 15 credit component and ONE 45 credit component. These two components are sequential.

Students complete two Level 8 30 credit components plus the following Level 9 components in sequential order:

Component Name Credits Toggle
Master Project Proposal
Master Project

Qualification Requirements

Qualifications you'll need for this course

International Students: If you are an international student, you'll need to prove you have sufficient English language skills in order to complete this course. We'll be looking for Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 (minimum) with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent qualification if English is not your first language.

BYOD Requirements

BYOD Requirements

Before you begin your study with us, you will need to have a suitable device that has the functionality to run the programmes required for your course.

Follow this link to find course-specific requirements and recommendations, along with links to more information about hardware specifications. We have prepared these recommendations to help our students equip for flexible, blended learning.

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