Bachelor of Design and Arts
Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
Graphic Arts and Design Studies
Total student fees
over 3 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Primarily this degree aims to provide an educational and vocational pathway for students to pursue the knowledge, skills and attributes identified as those that support creativity and innovation in the development of professional practice aligned with the 21st century design and arts environment.
Consultation with relevant stakeholders established that a qualification of this nature is attractive to school leavers, current students in related undergraduate programmes, professionals employed in associated disciplines and potential employers. Recommendations arising from consultation underpin the following articulation of the degree's purpose and aims.
The learner group, identified through consultation during the development of this qualification, is people interested in pursuing an exciting and challenging study pathway in order to develop the personal attributes and the skills required to make a contribution to design and arts related industries. Undergraduate students are keen to follow an educational pathway that supports their passion for creative expression, advances their career aspirations, adds mana to their curriculum vitae, builds their confidence and results in a portfolio of work that they are proud to exhibit or present in a range of design and arts related contexts.
Key Information for Students
Applicants under the age of 20 years must have University Entrance OR equivalent academic achievement OR on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean OR provisional enrolment. IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). In addition to this international applications under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency. Further entry requirement details are listed on the UCOL Website.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$23,522 - $44,224|
|In further study||19%|
|On a benefit||3%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.