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Master of Design

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Auckland University of Technology


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.

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.

  • Communication Design pathway
  • Digital Design pathway
  • Fashion Design pathway
  • Good Health Design pathway
  • Industrial Design pathway
  • Spatial Design pathway
  • Strategic Leadership in Design pathway
  • Textile Design pathway

Entry criteria

Bachelor of Design or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in the papers at level 7 or above.

Other requirements

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

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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