Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUniversal College of Learning (UCOL)
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
UCOL Whanganui Campus
UCOL's highly skilled lecturers deliver the art/design theory and original academic/applied research required for you to create advanced projects of your choice in either time-based/print-based design, object design/visual arts or fashion/textile design.
Master of Design graduates will excel in a range of industries such as galleries, fashion houses, graphic design studios, film and television, printing and publishing, web design, art studios, set design and much more.
Candidates for this programme must undertake and complete a written thesis based on their research initiatives and prepare a body of work for final exhibition. They must possess an exceptional degree of motivation and a strong enthusiasm for art/design.
This programme consists of 180 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 8 and 60 at Level 9.
Career & Study Outcomes
Graduates of UCOL's Master of Design will be able to:
Graduates will be suitably equipped to work in a variety of roles in the design based industries, including:
Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, or a similar qualification in art or design, or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.
Applications must be made on the standard UCOL Student Application Form and provide information on relevant experience, academic qualifications and academic record.
Applicants may be asked to provide a portfolio of original, developmental and finished work.
English language Requirement: IELTS - Academic: Academic: Score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21); Cambridge English Qualifications - C1 or C2 with score of 176; no less than 169 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C+ or 300 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 5; and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 58 with no band less than 50.