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master

Degree

Master of Design

About the program

  • 39,200 NZD

    Tuition
  • 1.5 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
  • AK1328

    Course Code
Included
Research Project
optional
Thesis

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 27-February-2022 27-February-2022

Master of Design

The Master of Design is a research degree aimed at developing your design expertise and empowering your decision-making.

Specialising in industrial design, fashion design and textile design, communication design, digital design or spatial design, you will work on interdisciplinary projects. Implementing creative research strategies, and continuing to develop expertise in your chosen field, you will contribute to a vibrant, collaborative design culture.

Through this degree you will advance your creative research skills, become ethically responsible and socially aware, and develop an understanding of the implications of working across cultural, social, and industrial contexts.

What you study

You can research design by choosing 60 points of coursework and a 120 point thesis, or 90 points of coursework and a 90 point research project. Each option can be tailored to suit your research interests (not all courses are offered each semester). 

Pathways

Develop your expertise in communication design, design for health and wellbeing, spatial design, strategic leadership in design, textile design and virtual production. Within each discipline, there are potential study and research pathways.

  1. Communication Design pathway
  2. Digital Design pathway
  3. Fashion Design pathway
  4. Good Health Design pathway
  5. Industrial Design pathway
  6. Spatial Design pathway
  7. Strategic Leadership in Design pathway
  8. Textile Design pathway

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$55,604

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$39,200

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Bachelor of Design or equivalent with a B (70%-74%) grade average or higher in the courses at level 7 or above.

Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview.

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)
  • Portfolio of work (If required)
  • Research proposal 

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
19
listening
22
writing
20
speaking
19
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising Designer
  • Computer Games Designer
  • Interactive Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • TV Graphics Designer
  • Web Designer

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