7 months
20541 USD/full
6257 USD/full
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This 30 week full-time Design programme from 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.

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The Media Design Graduate 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.

Career Pathways

Possible career pathways for graduates of the Design programme from Media Design School 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; Screen Designer; Digital Animator; Information Designer; Product Designer and Developer; Service Designer; Transmedia Designer; Packaging Designer; Secondary Design Teacher; Design Consultant; Design Manager.

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


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


120 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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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Media Design School and/or in New Zealand, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

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

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  • International

    20541 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20541 USD for the full programme during 7 months.
  • National

    6257 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6257 USD for the full programme during 7 months.
  • Domestic: $10,180.00 NZD
  • International: $33,417.00 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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