3 months
10271 USD/full
3129 USD/full
Tuition fee
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The postgraduate Design programme from Media Design School has been designed to encourage passionate people to develop their creative thinking, even if they don’t already have formal qualifications. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why study postgraduate design?

You should study a postgraduate in Design if you wish to advance your Design career. The Design programme from Media Design School 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to be admitted to the Master of Design an applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:
  • An Honours degree that is of relevance to design (such as Design - Graphic, Industrial, Product, Fine Arts, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering); or
  • An appropriate international equivalent design or allied professional qualification requiring at least three years full-time tertiary study at an appropriate level as approved by the Academic Board; or
  • Relevant professional experience (considered to be equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree ~ six plus years experience in a design related field showing career progression and increasing responsibility) as approved by the Academic Board.
  • Qualifications awarded outside New Zealand can also be used for admission, but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.
  • Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      10271 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10271 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
    • National

      3129 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3129 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
    • Domestic: $5,090.00 NZD
    • International: $16,709.00 NZD

    Living costs for Auckland

    1400 - 2200 NZD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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