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Certificate

 

New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time over two years (you will study during semester one in both year one and two)
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply by end of January

Begin to build the skills and degree-level portfolio you need to apply for our Bachelor of Design (Communication or Fashion) or the Bachelor of Visual Arts, or prepare for a junior role in a creative workplace. During this open entry programme, you'll develop your research skills, learn about creative processes and materials, and create your own art and design projects. Many students then move into our New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) or the New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) to gain the well-rounded skills you need for degree-level study. Studying these Level 4 certificates could also lead to a negotiated pathway towards the Bachelor of Design (Product) or Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time over two years (you will study during semester one in both year one and two)
  • Level 4
  • Starts 18 July 2022
  • Apply by 30 June

Learn how to be creative on the computer! Build the skills and degree-level portfolio you need to apply for our New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5), Bachelor of Design (Communication), or Bachelor of Visual Arts, or prepare for a junior role in a creative digital workplace. During this open entry programme, you'll develop your skills in graphic design, digital photography, web design, digital illustration, animation and interactivity. By studying the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) before you do this programme, you'll gain the well-rounded skills you need for degree-level study. Studying these Level 4 certificates could also lead to a negotiated pathway towards the Bachelor of Design (Product) or Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts 18 July 2022
  • Apply by 30 June

Got a passion for fashion and wondering how to get a career in the fashion industry? Look no further! Embark on this hands-on qualification to get the technical skills, knowledge and industry-awareness you need for further study in the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) or to gain entry-level roles assisting with design, styling, retail/merchandising, and basic garment construction.

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time or five years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Gain the skills you need to pursue a career in architecture design and the building industry. Prepare to work as an Architectural Technologist or for further study if you want to become an Architect or Interior Architect. In addition, this programme will enable you to develop your awareness of the social responsibilities of designers and technologists within the built environment.

Bachelor of Design (Communication)

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time; six years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February 2022
  • Apply now

Use your creativity and vision to communicate original and exciting ideas. During this hands-on degree, you'll learn to tell stories through still and moving image, text and interactive media. You'll develop industry-ready skills and use project-based learning to apply them to community- and client-driven projects that have a focus on positive social and environmental change. You can choose to specialise in areas such as graphic design and typography; illustration, animation and character design; UX for game design; visual design for games; 3D modelling and world building; game narratives and interactive fiction; web design and mobile app design; film and photograph. A work-based learning option is available for those with prior experience.

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time; six years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February 2022
  • Apply now

Become a fashion designer or skilled, industry-ready fashion professional with this internationally-recognised qualification. Sewing skills aren't essential, as long as; you're into fashion, you're creative, a hard worker and a risk taker. This leading fashion degree is recognised for its international opportunities, industry connections and the chance to develop your style and identity as a designer. The programme is hands-on and reflects current industry practice. You'll develop your advanced design and technical skills, extend your market knowledge and explore enterprise opportunities. A work-based learning option is available for those with prior experience.

Bachelor of Design (Product)

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time; six years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February 2022
  • Apply by 30 November

Product Design is an exciting, ever-evolving profession focused on designing objects and systems to improve the way we live. As a product designer you could work for corporations, manufacturers, consultancies and in the public sector, working to create specialised equipment with multidisciplinary teams that include doctors, researchers and engineers. You'll graduate well-equipped for the workforce, with transferable skills in project management, communication, marketing and idea generation. A work-based learning option is available for those with prior experience.

Graduate Diploma in Design (Specialty)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; up to two years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Achieve an applied qualification to complement your degree in a specialist area of design. Ideal if you are a professional designer or practitioner wishing to develop your applied skills and studio project experience.

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Postgraduate

Bachelor of Design (Honours)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July 2022
  • Apply by 31 January and 10 June 2022

If you have already achieved excellence in your undergraduate degree, this postgraduate qualification is a great opportunity to extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of design research methods and professional design practice. Graduates of this programme will be well-prepared for further postgraduate study or employment in a design creative lead role.

Postgraduate Certificate in Design

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July 2022
  • Apply by 31 January and 10 June 2022

This qualification introduces you to postgraduate study in a guided learning environment. Extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of design research methods and the professional design environment. Graduates will be well-prepared for further postgraduate study such as our Postgraduate Diploma in Design or Master of Design Enterprise qualifications, or for employment in a wide range of creative or design management roles.

Postgraduate Diploma in Design

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July 2022
  • Apply by 31 January and 10 June 2022

Ideal for graduates who want to extend and deepen their research skills and professional design practices through applied design research projects which are self-generated or developed with industry or community partners. Graduates will be well-prepared for further postgraduate study such as our Master of Design or Master of Design Enterprise qualifications, or for a career in design or design management.

Master of Design

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; three years part-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply now

This qualification of excellence allows you to develop a significant body of scholarly creative work which is presented in a public forum and supported by an exegesis or equivalent. Alternatively, you can complete this programme through a thesis which could form the basis of academic journal articles. Graduates will be well-prepared for doctoral-level study, an academic career or a lead design or design management role.

Master of Design Enterprise

  • Dunedin
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 31 January

Want to develop the ability to provide design and design-led strategy expertise within an organisation or enterprise? Engage in industry-based research tailored to suit your particular needs.