Master of Design

30 weeks
NZQF Level 9 (120 credits)

Intake Dates
Course Fees (Year 1. See fees information.)
Domestic $9,904.95 NZD
International $30,895.00 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.

Remote learning options are in development for all of our courses.  Ask our team about remote study options when you submit your application.*

*Pending approval from NZQA

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.

Portfolio Requirements

Portfolio Requirements

Please see the video on entry & portfolio requirements.

Course Lecturers

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