Master's Degree in Visual Design in Auckland in New Zealand

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Visual Design

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.


Students who study visual design may develop the skills to be able to communicate in a variety of visual and graphic aspects. Programs might vary, but common topics include layout, format, typography, composition and visual elements.

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the North and South Islands ‒ and numerous smaller islands. Overseas students need to have a student visa and a reasonable level of cash to spend in order to undertake a course of study at a New Zealand based educational institution. New Zealand educational institutions will inform the appropriate immigration authorities if a student ceases to attend their enrolled courses, who may then suspend or cancel that student's visa. Educational institutions often also exchange this enrollment and attendance data electronically with other government agencies responsible for providing student assistance.

The metropolitan area of New Zealand, Auckland has built its reputation upon the solid grounds of best educational standards. Auckland is home to many reputed educational institutions. University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Manukau Institute of Technology and Massey University are the most prominent names.

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Master of Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 30 weeks November 2016 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Design is suitable for recent graduates in a design-related discipline or industry professionals who have six or more years in the creative industry. [+]

Masters in Visual Design in Auckland in New Zealand. The Master of Design is suitable for recent graduates in a design-related discipline or industry professionals who have six or more years in the creative industry. Working in a simulated industry environment, our postgraduate students will be challenged to research relevant ideas, problem-solve, and create design solutions in response to a variety of real-world briefs. These briefs require our students to work collaboratively with others in order to create a broad range of digital and creative products, services and approaches across a multitude of media platforms. This project-based interdisciplinary approach means that graduates will complete the programme with an impressive portfolio filled with practical and relevant work experience to show to their current or prospective employers. Career Pathways 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; Screen designer; Digital animator; Information designer; Product designer and developer; Service designer; Transmedia designer; Packaging designer; Marketing and communications executive; Creative director; Advertising studio director; Media manager; Publisher; Secondary design teacher; Design consultant; Design manager. Course Components During the Master of Design, you will undertake the following course work: Two (30 credits each), NZQF Level 8. Master Proposal (15 credits), NZQF Level 9. Master Project (45 credits), NZQF Level 9. One (not-for-credit) Postgraduate Toolbox component. Eligibility To be eligible for the Master of Design, applicants must: Hold an honours degree that is relevant to design (e.g Design - Graphic, Fine Arts, Industrial, Product, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering; OR A Postgraduate Diploma that is of relevance to design; OR An undergraduate degree and professional experience in a design-related field as approved by the Media Design School Academic Board. [-]