Otago Polytechnic

Postgraduate

Take your creativity to the next level! Study one of our graduate or postgraduate qualifications and become a specialist in design.

Our postgraduate programmes provide opportunities to learn and embed research methods that extend your design practice. You are able to work with industry and community partners on live team projects or develop your own practice-based research project.

 

 


Not sure where to start your learning journey? Choose the right path to your study goals.

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PROGRAMMES

Bachelor of Design (Honours)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February 2019
  • Apply now

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.

Master of Design

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-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 2019
  • Apply now!

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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Design

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February 2019
  • Apply now

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
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February 2019
  • Apply now

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.

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The Master of Design Enterprise taught me how to think like Steve Jobs.

Kuang Ma
Master of Design Enterprise