Postgraduate Certificate

15 Weeks
NZQF Level 8 (60 Credits)

Start Dates
Course Fees (Year 1. See fees information.)
Domestic $5,090.00 NZD
International $16,709.00 NZD
Admission Requirements

Open to applicants with over six years of professional experience in a related design discipline; OR Completed a Bachelors degree that is relevant to design.

Portfolio Requirements

Interview, portfolio, CV

Study Options

Study on campus
Study online



Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve got a few years’ experience behind you, this course will help you reach those all-important career goals. Our postgraduate design programme has been designed to encourage passionate people to develop their creative thinking, even if they don’t already have formal qualifications. Progress on to a Master of Design, or simply walk away with your completed Postgraduate Certificate in Design in 15 weeks. Apply now!

Why study postgraduate design?

You should study a postgraduate in Design if you wish to advance your Design career. The course gives you the freedom to expand your knowledge in a range of specialist subjects, develop your creative thinking skills, and progress to a Master’s Degree. All of which is done in a collaborative and inspiring creative space.

Course Outline

What you'll cover in this course

To complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Design, you must complete any two of the following components:

Component Name Credits Toggle
Design Research: Connecting Texts, Deciphering Context
Interdisciplinary Design Project: Emerging Contexts
Contemporary Design Issue: Creative Futures
Special Topic Project: Creative Entrepreneurship
Special Topic Project: Design and Economies
Interdisciplinary Design Theories: Dialogues

Qualification Requirements

Qualifications you'll need for this course

To ensure optimal peer-to-peer learning, Media Design School determines each Postgraduate Design cohort by carefully managing the participant mix. Postgraduate Design participants typically have 6 plus years of professional experience, are recognised as having significant potential. Most applicants have a high degree of specific design knowledge. Others come from diverse backgrounds but have a strong interest in how Design can be applied to their specific field and interests. 

We’re open to unusual applications and backgrounds!

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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