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


The rigorous, full-time 30 week full-time Master of Design programme at Media Design School is for people pursuing their own ideas and specialist career in design focused on the latest technologies and approaches. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The design equivalent of an executive MBA programme, Media Design School Master of Design offers an accelerated learning experience that transforms a wide range of professionals into the most promising next-generation designers. 

Unlike a traditional design degree, the  Master of Design is tailored to your unique needs and creative challenges. One-on-one professional mentoring that supports your personal project and full-time Media Design School faculty who are industry thought leaders are the hallmarks of this intensive programme.


Possible career pathways for graduates of the Master 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; 
  • Screen Designer.

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 - Masters - $10,012.00 NZD 
  • International - Masters - $31,821.00 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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