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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. The 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.

Unsatisfactory 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)

197.388 Creative Communities 15 credits
P 75 Credits at 200 Level R 198.481, 212.425, 221.382, 222.382, 223.425, 224.382

237.330 Creative Cultures & Ideas 15 credits
P 237.230 or 237.231

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

Part B: Core Endorsement courses (60 credits from)

198.357 Design Studio IIIA (Industrial) 30 credits
P 198.258 R 198.354

198.358 Design Studio IIIB (Industrial) 30 credits
P 198.357 R 198.355

212.357 Design Studio IIIA (Fashion) 30 credits
P 212.258 R 212.317

212.358 Design Studio IIIB (Fashion) 30 credits
P 212.357 R 212.310

221.357 Design Studio IIIA (Photography) 30 credits
P 221.258 R 221.370

221.358 Design Studio IIIB (Photography) 30 credits
P 221.357

222.357 Design Studio IIIA (Visual Communication) 30 credits
P 222.258 R 222.301, 222.303, 222.310, 222.320, 222.330, 222.340, 222.355, 222.370

222.358 Design Studio IIIB (Visual Communication) 30 credits
P 222.357 R 222.302, 222.303, 222.311, 222.321, 222.331, 222.341, 222.356, 222.371

223.357 Design Studio IIIA (Textiles) 30 credits
P 223.258 R 223.320, 223.403

223.358 Design Studio IIIB (Textiles) 30 credits
P 223.357 R 223.303

224.357 Design Studio IIIA (Spatial) 30 credits
P 224.258 R 224.351, 224.361

224.358 Design Studio IIIB (Spatial) 30 credits
P 224.357 R 224.352, 224.371

Part C: Elective courses (30 credits from)

197.211 Rapid Ideation 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

197.228 Contemporary Design Project A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

197.229 Contemporary Design Project 2A 15 credits

197.238 Interaction and Interface I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198.157 or 212.157 or 213.157 or 213.158 or 221.157 or 222.157 or 222.158 or 223.157 or 224.157 R 198.291

197.270 Creative Ecologies I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198.157 or 212.157 or 213.157 or 213.158 or 221.157 or 222.157 or 222.158 or 223.157 or 224.157

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

197.331 Contemporary Design Project B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

197.332 Contemporary Design Project C 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

197.338 Interaction and Interface II 15 credits
P 197.238 plus (198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258) R 197.377

197.370 Creative Ecologies II 15 credits
P 198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258

197.379 Service and Experience Design 15 credits
P 198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258

197.383 Internship 15 credits
P 198.258 or 212.258 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258 R 212.326, 223.326

198.213 Furniture Design 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198.157 or 212.157 or 213.157 or 213.158 or 221.157 or 222.157 or 222.158 or 223.157 or 224.157 or 197.132

198.221 Modelling and Prototyping 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 198.271

198.308 Industrial Design Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

198.315 Product Development 15 credits
P 198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258 R 198.214

198.320 Open Design & Digital Fabrication 15 credits
P 198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258

198.362 Industrial Design Visualisation 15 credits
P 198.258 or 198.261 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258 R 198.262

212.200 Garment Pattern Drafting and Grading 15 credits
P 212.100 or 212.257 and 60 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts R 212.204 & 212.220

212.226 Fashion Communication 15 credits

212.228 Fashion Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

212.304 Drape for Design 15 credits
P 212.100 or 212.257

212.309 Contoured and Knit Apparel 15 credits
P 212.258 or (212.100 and 212.101)

212.321 Digital Applications for Fashion Production 15 credits
P 212.200 and one of 198.258, 212.258, 213.242, 221.258, 222.258, 223.258, 224.258 R 212.420

212.328 Fashion Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

213.211 Fine Arts Special Topic II 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

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

213.255 Drawing the Body II 15 credits
P 213.155 or 197.101 R 197.200

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

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

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

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

213.260 Fine Arts Special Topic IIB 30 credits

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

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

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

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

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

213.311 Fine Arts Special Topic III 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

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

213.358 Fine Arts Internship 15 credits
P 60 credits at 200 level from the College of Creative Arts R 213.412

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

213.360 Fine Arts Special Topic IIIB 30 credits

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

221.221 Photography and Digital Practices I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 221.272

221.222 Photography and the Darkroom 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 221.271

221.291 Photography Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

221.320 Photography and the Body 15 credits
P 221.157 or 198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258

221.321 Photography and Digital Practices II 15 credits
P 221.221 or 221.257 or 221.258

221.391 Photography Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

222.208 Letterpress 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level

222.215 Brand Communication 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts or 75 credits at 100 level including 115.116 or 115.104

222.225 Story and Narration 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

222.232 Character Design 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts

222.248 Typographic Systems 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level from College of Creative Arts including 222.158

222.312 Art Direction 15 credits
P 222.258 R 222.411

222.313 Copywriting 15 credits
P 75 credits at 200 level

222.326 Sequential Art 15 credits
P 198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.220 or 222.230 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258

222.333 Concept Design for Imaginary Worlds 15 credits
P 222.232 or 222.225 or Appraisal Required

222.347 Editorial Design 15 credits
P 222.158 and (198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258)

222.348 Narrative Information Design 15 credits
P 222.158 and (198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258) R 222.408

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

223.207 Materials Lab 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 223.206, 212.206

223.211 Fashion Textiles 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level including 198.157 or 212.157 or 213.157 or 213.158 or 221.157 or 222.157 or 222.158 or 223.157 or 224.157

223.301 Contemporary Wallcoverings 15 credits
P 223.157 plus (198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.201 or 223.258 or 224.258)

223.312 Textile Print Project 15 credits
R 223.313

223.328 Textile Design Special Topic B 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

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

224.205 Design for Display 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100 level R 197.205

224.302 Spatial Design Special Topic A 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

224.306 Game Space 15 credits
P 198.258 or 212.258 or 213.242 or 221.258 or 222.258 or 223.258 or 224.258

237.211 Māori Visual and Material Culture - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197.109 or 237.102 R 197.110

237.217 Māori Art and Design Studio IIA - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197.117 or 237.117 R 197.217

237.218 Māori Art and Design Studio IIB - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197.117 or 237.117 R 197.218

237.230 Creative Cultures & Contexts I 15 credits
P 75 credits at 100-level R 198.281, 212.202, 213.252, 221.281, 222.281, 223.202, 224.281

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

237.317 Māori Art and Design Studio IIIA - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197.217 or 197.218 or 237.217 or 237.218 R 197.317

237.318 Māori Art and Design Studio IIIB - Toi Atea 15 credits
P 197.217 or 197.218 or 237.217 or 237.218 R 197.318

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