Master's Degree in Design in Wellington in New Zealand

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Design studies are often a fusion of engineering principles and design. Architecture, graphic design, retail merchandising, and apparel design are informed by design studies coursework. Designing on digital platforms and fabrication of product prototypes are practiced in design labs.

New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols – the others being the silver fern leaf and koru – but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves. Overseas students will need to pay the full tuition fees and their own living costs while studying at a New Zealand institution.

A great number of Universities and Colleges are based in Wellington. Victoria University of Wellington has its four campuses in the town. Massey University also owns a campus in Wellington for Business, Technology and Engineering by the name of "Creative Campus". This makes it an ideal place for higher education.

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Master of Design

Massey University
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Wellington

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design. Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). [+]

The Master of Design (MDes) is an advanced research qualification in design.

Unless you already have an honours degree, you will first explore creative research practices and develop the skills and approaches you may wish to use during your thesis (e.g., digital fabrication). For your thesis, you will complete a supervised programme of focused design research taking a challenging real-world design problem through to a well-evolved solution, eg a product prototype.

Different from undergrad

The MDes gives you a lot of freedom, especially once you get into your thesis. You have regular meetings with your supervisors, and crit sessions with your fellow MDes students, but you are in control of structuring your own time.... [-]