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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Blended


Media Design School

7 months
22938 USD/full
7217 USD/full
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This 30 week full-time Design programme at Media Design School is for those with an undergraduate degree who wish to develop and update their strengths across the digital design spectrum. Develop analytical design thinking and build creative technological skills in an innovative environment. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Media Design School empowers you to take steps that will change the world. Mix with the brightest, most passionate people. Develop systematical creative thinking and build design skills in an innovative fast-paced fun environment.


Possible career pathways for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Design include both strategic and design positions within design studios, companies and consultancy agencies:

  • Design Project Manager; 
  • Systems Designer;  
  • Merchandising and Branding Developer or Strategist; 
  • Sustainability Designer; 
  • Interactive Designer; 
  • Mobile Technologies Designer; 
  • User Experience Designer; 
  • Design Analyst

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
    • 7 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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!

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22938 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22938 USD for the full programme during 7 months.
  • National

    7217 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7217 USD for the full programme during 7 months.
  • Domestic - PGDip - $10,012.00 NZD
  • International - PGDip - $31,820.00 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.


If you currently live overseas and are thinking of studying with Media Design School, then this scholarship will help contribute to the costs associated with studying abroad.

The International Student Scholarship offers recipients up to NZ$5,000 applied to your first year of tuition fees at Media Design School.

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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