Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)

With this degree you’ll learn how to generate ideas, solve problems and design innovative solutions in advertising, marketing and communication design environments.

Core skills taught include design strategies, graphics, branding and communication, typography, art direction, drawing and illustration. In addition, you’ll choose three courses from a range of electives which will enable you to develop complementary skills in particular areas of interest.

As well as studio courses, you’ll complete a group of core courses in academic subjects. These include both professional and contextual studies which will equip you with developed communication skills, a background in the history and sociology of creative practices, insights into contemporary professional ethics and some business skills.

Please note: This degree is currently undergoing its regulatory five-yearly review. Courses may change slightly once the review is approved. This will not affect your enrolment status.

A minimum number of participants is required for this course to proceed

As a design graduate, you'll be ready to take on a rang of roles including advertising agency/design studio creative, self-employed graphic designer, web designer, app designer, book/magazine nillustrator, motion graphic designer.

You may even move into gallery or museum work as a designer or curator, or work in set design for stage, television or film.

Graduates may choose to enrol in a wide range of programmes including postgraduate study including:

Hone your creative talents to become a versatile design professional.

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NZ$24,365 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Feb 2025

Start Month

Jan 2025

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • February 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time