The MUXD is a Wellington ICT Graduate School programme delivered by the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington.

User experience design is one of the largest growing design fields that addresses all aspects of user experience from understanding the identity of the users to the creation of the designs they interact with. User experience designers work across digital and physical media to improve the overall experience of design. User experience designers are skilled researchers, critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators and expert design practitioners.

The Master of User Experience Design (MUXD) is a one-year, full-time, 180 point master’s degree. It is aimed at industry professionals and/or recent graduates without an undergraduate qualification in media design, i.e. a conversion master’s degree.

The degree will build on the relevant skills these students have developed during their professional careers and/or undergraduate university studies, such as problem-solving, critical thinking and verbal and written communication.

The programme starts in July each year.

Who should apply?

This qualification is intended for recent graduates with non-design degrees and/ or industry professionals wishing to enter the Interaction Design (IX) or User Experience (UX) fields from another discipline or profession.

Applicants should have an appropriate undergraduate degree with at least a B-average, although consideration may also be given for relevant job experience.


Trimester One

  • User Experience Design Practicum

Trimester Two

  • Matauranga Design
  • Graphic Design Practice
  • Design Professional Practice
  • User Experience Design Practice

Trimester Three

  • Communication Design Practice
  • Web Design Practice
  • Information Design Practice
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Last updated September 18, 2018
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