GradDip - Media Design as a subject
Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.
Media Design combines elements of design, screen and media studies within a single major. Use your design skills to create content for multi-media platforms such as 2D and 3D animation, film and video production, and motion graphics.
- Adult Learning
- Applied Computing
- Communication Design
- Community Health
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Design Media
- Digital Business
- Digital Learning
- Earth Sciences
- Ecology and Biodiversity
- Education and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Human Development
- Human Performance Science
- Human Resource Management
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- Interface Design
- International Languages and Cultures
- Materials Science
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Sport Development and Coaching
- Strategic Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Writing Studies
Apply to enrol
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Estimated Fees* (International):||$27,210 - $37,965 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
- Media Designer
- Digital Media Designer
- Media Artist
- Motion Graphics Designer
- TV Graphics Designer
- Computer Games Designer
Papers available within Media Design
Prescriptions for the GradCert(MedDes) and GradDip(MedDes)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Media Design at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science Office.
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for Media Design students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
CMS International Exchange Scholarship Not currently accepting applications
For students who have completed at least one year in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (subject areas may include Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or Design) in the year of tenure and have applied for a University of Waikato exchange programme. By clicking on 'Apply Now' below, students will be taken to a list of possible exchange universities.
Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship Not currently accepting applications
For students who are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school. Candidates must be intending to enrol full-time in a BCompSc, BCMS(Hons) majoring in Computer Science, BSc majoring in Computer Science, BE(Hons) majoring in Software Engineering, BE(Hons) majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; or a BDes majoring in Interface Design.
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Expand to read practical experience
In addition to the practical experience gained throughout the Bachelor of Design degree, you have the opportunity to undertake a real-world design project in the 300 level paper DSIGN350. In this project, you work relatively independently and collaborate with your peers and with members of the professional design industry.
The final semester 300 level paper DSIGN360 involves a self-directed brief which culminates each year in a Degree Show. The Degree Show projects cover a wide range of media including web design and production, mobile design, interactive design, brand development, visual identity work, interactive installation, motion graphics, 3D animation and more.