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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 Enterprise 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 Permission course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
197.331 Contemporary Design Project B 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
197.332 Contemporary Design Project C 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
213.211 Fine Arts Special Topic II 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
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 Permission of course coordinator
221.320 Photography and the Body 15 credits P 221.100 or 221.157 and (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 Permission of course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
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 Permission course coordinator
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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