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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Design
PGDipDes

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Design requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the award of a Bachelor of Design or equivalent; and

(c) have been selected into the programme on the basis of a portfolio of design work prepared by the candidate, and an interview if required.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Design shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 15 credits from Schedule A;

(b) at least 75 credits from Schedule B;

and including:

(c) completion of an endorsement;

(d) the remaining courses from Schedule C.

Specialisations

3. Candidates must complete the requirements of an endorsement by passing at least 75 credits in that endorsement. The courses for each endorsement are set out in Schedule B.

4. Endorsements available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Design are: Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Photography, Spatial Design, Textile Design, and Visual Communication Design.

Student Progression

5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Design may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

6. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Design

Schedule A: Core course selection (At least 15 credits from)

197.465 Creative Futures 15 credits P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358
213.465 Exhibition 15 credits C (198.454 or 198.455 or 212.454 or 212.455 or 213.442 or 221.454 or 221.455 or 222.454 or 222.455 or 223.454 or 223.455 or 224.454 or 224.455) or Permission Head of School
237.465 Creative Exposition 15 credits P [237.330 and (198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358)] or Permission Head of School

Schedule B: Endorsement courses

Fashion Design (75 credits)

Compulsory Courses

212.453 Fashion Design Research and Development 30 credits P B- average over 212.358 and 237.330; or B- average over 212.381 and 212.310; or PGDipDes admission
212.454 Fashion Design Research Project 45 credits P 212.453

Industrial Design (75 credits)

Compulsory Courses

198.453 Industrial Design Research and Development 30 credits P B- average over 198.358 and 237.330; or B- average over 198.355 and 198.380; or PGDipDes admission
198.454 Industrial Design Research Project 45 credits P 198.453

Photography (75 credits)

Compulsory Courses

221.453 Photography Research and Development 30 credits P B- average over 221.358 and 237.330; or B- average over 221.370 and 221.381; or PGDipDes admission.
221.454 Photography Research Project 45 credits P 221.453

Spatial Design (75 credits)

Compulsory Courses

224.453 Spatial Design Research and Development 30 credits P B- average over 224.358 and 237.330; or B- average over 224.352 and 224.381; or PGDipDes admission
224.454 Spatial Design Research Project 45 credits P 224.453

Textile Design (75 credits)

Compulsory Courses

223.453 Textile Design Research and Development 30 credits P B- average over 223.358 and 237.330; or B- average over 223.302 and 223.303; or PGDipDes admission R 223.450, 223.451
223.454 Textile Design Research Project 45 credits P 223.453 or (223.450 and 223.451)

Visual Communication Design (75 credits)

Compulsory Courses

222.453 Visual Communication Design Research and Development 30 credits P B- average over 222.358 and 237.330; or B- average over 222.381 and one of (222.302, 222.311, 222.321, 222.331, 222.341, 222.356, 222.371); or PGDipDes admission R 197.380 and 222.451
222.454 Visual Communication Design Research Project 45 credits P 222.453

Schedule C: Elective courses

197.433 Designing Science Fiction 15 credits P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358
197.434 Design Awards and Competitions 15 credits P Permission Course Coordinator
197.440 Contemporary Design Project D 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
197.441 Contemporary Design Project E 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
197.442 Contemporary Design Project F 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
197.443 Contemporary Design Project G 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
197.465 Creative Futures 15 credits P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358
197.470 Creative Ecologies III 15 credits P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358
197.471 Social Interventions Through Design 15 credits P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358
197.490 Design Special Topic A 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
197.495 Design Independent Study 15 credits P Permission Head of School
197.499 Design Special Topic 30 credits P Permission course coordinator
198.463 Industrial Design Digital Representation 15 credits P 198.358 or Permission course coordinator
198.490 Industrial Design Special Topic C 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
198.495 Industrial Design Independent Study 15 credits P Permission Head of School
212.403 Apparel Production Research 15 credits P (212.100 and 212.101) or 212.358
212.495 Fashion Design Independent Study 15 credits P Permission Head of School
213.411 Fine Arts Special Topic IV 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
213.464 Art in Context 15 credits P 75 credits at 300-level
213.465 Exhibition 15 credits C (198.454 or 198.455 or 212.454 or 212.455 or 213.442 or 221.454 or 221.455 or 222.454 or 222.455 or 223.454 or 223.455 or 224.454 or 224.455) or Permission Head of School
221.456 Photography and the Archive 15 credits P 221.358 or [(221.100 or 221.157) and (198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 222.358,or 223.358 or 224.358)]
221.457 Photography and Visuality 15 credits P 237.330 or 237.331 or 221.381 or Permission of course coordinator
221.495 Photography Independent Study 15 credits P Permission Head of School
222.409 Contemporary Letterpress 15 credits P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.304 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358
222.417 Image and Identity 15 credits P 222.358 or 197.379 or 222.347 or 222.348
222.449 Spatial Type 15 credits P 198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358
222.490 Visual Communication Design Special Topic D 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
222.491 Visual Communication Design Special Topic E 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
222.496 Visual Communication Design Special Topic F 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
222.499 Independent Visual Communication Design Study 15 credits P Permission Head of School
223.411 Embroidered Textiles 15 credits P 223.211 or Permission course coordinator
223.412 Sustainable Colouration 15 credits P 223.258 or 223.207 or Permission course coordinator
223.490 Textile Design Special Topic C 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
223.495 Textile Design Independent Study 15 credits P Permission Head of School
224.490 Spatial Design Special Topic C 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
224.495 Spatial Design Independent Study 15 credits P Permission Head of School
237.401 The Material Turn 15 credits P 15 Credits in any 300-level course
237.402 The Visual Field 15 credits P 15 Credits in any 300-level course
237.403 Studies in Material Culture B 15 credits P 237.401
237.404 Studies in Visual Culture B 15 credits P 237.402
237.417 Māori Art and Design Studio IV - Toi Atea 30 credits P (197.317 and 197.318) or (237.317 and 237.318) R 197.417
237.465 Creative Exposition 15 credits P [237.330 and (198.358 or 212.358 or 213.342 or 221.358 or 222.358 or 223.358 or 224.358)] or Permission Head of School

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