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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 Graduate Diploma in Design
GDipDes

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 Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

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

(a) met the University admission requirements as specified; and will have:

(b) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; or

(c) been assessed by Academic Board or their delegate as having equivalent practical, professional and scholarly experience at the appropriate level; or

(d) completed at least 360 credits of a Massey University design degree including 75 credits at 300 level.

2. In all cases candidates must be selected into the Diploma following a selection process which will include the assessment of a portfolio of work submitted by the candidate and, at the discretion of Academic Board or their delegate, an interview.

Qualification Requirements

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

(a) At least 30 credits of core courses selected from Part A of the Schedule to the Diploma;

(b) At least 60 credits of core endorsement courses selected from Part B of the Schedule to the Diploma;

(c) 30 credits of elective courses selected from Part C of the Schedule to the Diploma;

(d) attending contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 1, with the approval of the Academic Board or their delegate a candidate may be permitted to transfer up to 30 credits from an incomplete graduate qualification in design or related programme of study to the Graduate Diploma in Design.

Specialisations

5. The Graduate Diploma in Design is awarded with an endorsement.

6. Candidates must complete an endorsement by completing at least 75 credits from the course prefix series of one of the endorsement subjects, including both the core courses for that course prefix listed in Part B of the Schedule to the Diploma.

7. Endorsements available in the Graduate Diploma in Design and their associated course prefixes are: Industrial Design (198 prefix), Fashion Design (212 prefix), Photography (221 prefix), Spatial Design (224 prefix), Textile Design (223 prefix) or Visual Communication Design (222 prefix).

Student Progression

8. In cases of sufficient merit, the Graduate Diploma in Design may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if completed in one year of full-time study or three years of part-time study.

Completion Requirements

9. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board or their delegate, be awarded the Certificate in Visual Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Design

Part A: Core courses (30 credits from)

197388 Creative Communities 15 credits
P 75 Credits at 200 Level R 198481, 212425, 221382, 222382, 223425, 224382

237330 Creative Cultures & Ideas 15 credits
P 237230 or 237231

237331 Creative Cultures & Display 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200-level

Part B: Core Endorsement courses (60 credits from)

198357 Design Studio IIIA (Industrial) 30 credits
P 198258 R 198354

198358 Design Studio IIIB (Industrial) 30 credits
P 198357 R 198355

212357 Design Studio IIIA (Fashion) 30 credits
P 212258 R 212317

212358 Design Studio IIIB (Fashion) 30 credits
P 212357 R 212310

221357 Design Studio IIIA (Photography) 30 credits
P 221258 R 221370

221358 Design Studio IIIB (Photography) 30 credits
P 221357

222357 Design Studio IIIA (Visual Communication) 30 credits
P 222258 R 222301, 222303, 222310, 222320, 222330, 222340, 222355, 222370

222358 Design Studio IIIB (Visual Communication) 30 credits
P 222357 R 222302, 222303, 222311, 222321, 222331, 222341, 222356, 222371

223357 Design Studio IIIA (Textiles) 30 credits
P 223258 R 223320, 223403

223358 Design Studio IIIB (Textiles) 30 credits
P 223357 R 223303

224357 Design Studio IIIA (Spatial) 30 credits
P 224258 R 224351, 224361

224358 Design Studio IIIB (Spatial) 30 credits
P 224357 R 224352, 224371

Part C: Elective courses (30 credits from)

197228 Contemporary Design Project 2A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

197229 Contemporary Design Project 2B 15 credits

197238 Interaction and Interface I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198157 or 212157 or 213157 or 213158 or 221157 or 222157 or 222158 or 223157 or 224157 or 296157 R 198291

197291 Art and Design: Special Topic II 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

197331 Contemporary Design Project 3A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

197332 Contemporary Design Project 3B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

197338 Interaction and Interface II 15 credits
P 197238 or 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258 R 197377

197379 Service and Experience Design 15 credits
P 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258

197383 Internship 15 credits
P 198258 or 212258 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258 R 212326, 223326

198212 Product Design Visualisation 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 198362

198213 Furniture Design 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198157 or 212157 or 213157 or 213158 or 221157 or 222157 or 222158 or 223157 or 224157 or 296157

198308 Industrial Design Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

198315 Product Development 15 credits
P 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258 R 198214

198320 Open Design & Digital Fabrication 15 credits
P 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258

212200 Garment Block Pattern Drafting and Grading 15 credits
P 212100 or 212257 and 60 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

212226 Fashion Communication 15 credits

212228 Fashion Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

212304 Drape for Design 15 credits
P 212100 or 212257

212309 Contoured and Knit Apparel 15 credits
P 212258

212321 Digital Applications for Fashion Production 15 credits
P 212200 and one of 198258, 212258, 213242, 221258, 222258, 223258, 224258, 296258

212328 Fashion Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213211 Fine Arts Special Topic II 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213254 Drawing in Practice 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213255 Drawing the Body II 15 credits
P 213155 or 197101 R 197200

213256 Contemporary Art Projects A 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213257 Contemporary Art Projects B 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213258 Contemporary Art Projects C 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213259 Contemporary Art Projects D 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

213260 Fine Arts Special Topic IIB 30 credits

213261 Contemporary Art Projects F 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213262 Contemporary Art Projects G 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213263 Contemporary Art Projects H 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213264 Contemporary Art Projects I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213265 Contemporary Art Projects J 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

213311 Fine Arts Special Topic III 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213356 Contemporary Art Projects E 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200 level from College of Creative Arts

213358 Fine Arts Internship 15 credits
P 60 credits at 200 level from the College of Creative Arts R 213412

213359 Contemporary Art Projects K 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200-level from College of Creative Arts

213360 Fine Arts Special Topic IIIB 30 credits

221220 Photography and the Studio 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

221221 Photography and Digital Practices I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 221272

221222 Photography and the Darkroom 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 221271

221291 Photography Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

221320 Photography and the Body 15 credits
P 221157 or 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258

221321 Photography and Digital Practices II 15 credits
P 221221 or 221257 or 221258

221391 Photography Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

222208 Letterpress 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

222215 Brand Communication 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts or 75 credits at 100 level including 115116 or 115104

222225 Narrative Illustration 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

222232 Illustrated Characters 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

222248 Typographic Systems 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts including 222158

222326 Sequential Art 15 credits
P 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222220 or 222230 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258

222333 Concept Design for Imaginary Worlds 15 credits
P 296257 or 222232 or 222225 or Appraisal Required

222347 Editorial Design 15 credits
P 222158 and ( 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258)

222348 Narrative Information Design 15 credits
P 222158 and ( 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258)

222390 Visual Communication Design Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

223207 Materials Lab 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 223206, 212206

223211 Fashion Textiles 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198157 or 212157 or 213157 or 213158 or 221157 or 222157 or 222158 or 223157 or 224157 or 296157

223301 Contemporary Wallcoverings 15 credits
P 223157 plus ( 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223201 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258)

223312 Textile Print Project 15 credits
R 223313

223328 Textile Design Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

224204 Design for Performance 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 226xxx courses

224205 Design for Display 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 197205

224302 Spatial Design Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

237217 Māori Art and Design Studio IIA - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197117 or 237117 R 197217

237218 Māori Art and Design Studio IIB - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197117 or 237117 R 197218

237230 Creative Cultures & Contexts I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level R 198281, 212202, 213252, 221281, 222281, 223202, 224281

237231 Creative Cultures & Contexts II 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

237317 Māori Art and Design Studio IIIA - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197217 or 197218 or 237217 or 237218 R 197317

237318 Māori Art and Design Studio IIIB - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197217 or 197218 or 237217 or 237218 R 197318

Endorsements (75 credits from)

Fashion Design (75 credits)

Compulsory courses

212357 Design Studio IIIA (Fashion) 30 credits
P 212258 R 212317

212358 Design Studio IIIB (Fashion) 30 credits
P 212357 R 212310

At least 15 credits from

212200 Garment Block Pattern Drafting and Grading 15 credits
P 212100 or 212257 and 60 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

212226 Fashion Communication 15 credits

212228 Fashion Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

212304 Drape for Design 15 credits
P 212100 or 212257

212309 Contoured and Knit Apparel 15 credits
P 212258

212321 Digital Applications for Fashion Production 15 credits
P 212200 and one of 198258, 212258, 213242, 221258, 222258, 223258, 224258, 296258

212328 Fashion Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

Industrial Design (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

198357 Design Studio IIIA (Industrial) 30 credits
P 198258 R 198354

198358 Design Studio IIIB (Industrial) 30 credits
P 198357 R 198355

At least 15 credits from

198212 Product Design Visualisation 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 198362

198213 Furniture Design 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198157 or 212157 or 213157 or 213158 or 221157 or 222157 or 222158 or 223157 or 224157 or 296157

198308 Industrial Design Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

198315 Product Development 15 credits
P 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258 R 198214

198320 Open Design & Digital Fabrication 15 credits
P 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258

Photography (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

221357 Design Studio IIIA (Photography) 30 credits
P 221258 R 221370

221358 Design Studio IIIB (Photography) 30 credits
P 221357

15 credits from

221220 Photography and the Studio 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

221221 Photography and Digital Practices I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 221272

221222 Photography and the Darkroom 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 221271

221291 Photography Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

221320 Photography and the Body 15 credits
P 221157 or 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258

221321 Photography and Digital Practices II 15 credits
P 221221 or 221257 or 221258

221391 Photography Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

Spatial Design (75 credits)

compulsory courses (60 credits from)

224357 Design Studio IIIA (Spatial) 30 credits
P 224258 R 224351, 224361

224358 Design Studio IIIB (Spatial) 30 credits
P 224357 R 224352, 224371

At least 15 credits from

224204 Design for Performance 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 226xxx courses

224205 Design for Display 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 197205

224302 Spatial Design Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

Textile Design (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

223357 Design Studio IIIA (Textiles) 30 credits
P 223258 R 223320, 223403

223358 Design Studio IIIB (Textiles) 30 credits
P 223357 R 223303

At least 15 credits from

223207 Materials Lab 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 223206, 212206

223211 Fashion Textiles 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198157 or 212157 or 213157 or 213158 or 221157 or 222157 or 222158 or 223157 or 224157 or 296157

223301 Contemporary Wallcoverings 15 credits
P 223157 plus ( 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223201 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258)

223312 Textile Print Project 15 credits
R 223313

223328 Textile Design Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

Visual Communication Design (75 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

222357 Design Studio IIIA (Visual Communication) 30 credits
P 222258 R 222301, 222303, 222310, 222320, 222330, 222340, 222355, 222370

222358 Design Studio IIIB (Visual Communication) 30 credits
P 222357 R 222302, 222303, 222311, 222321, 222331, 222341, 222356, 222371

At least 15 credits from

222208 Letterpress 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

222215 Brand Communication 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts or 75 credits at 100 level including 115116 or 115104

222225 Narrative Illustration 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

222232 Illustrated Characters 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

222248 Typographic Systems 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts including 222158

222326 Sequential Art 15 credits
P 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222220 or 222230 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258

222333 Concept Design for Imaginary Worlds 15 credits
P 296257 or 222232 or 222225 or Appraisal Required

222347 Editorial Design 15 credits
P 222158 and ( 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258)

222348 Narrative Information Design 15 credits
P 222158 and ( 198258 or 212258 or 213242 or 221258 or 222258 or 223258 or 224258 or 296258)

222390 Visual Communication Design Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required