Bachelor of Design
Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
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?
The aim of this programme is to enable applied design across a range of media through creative idea development in a context of socially-responsive studio practice.
Key Information for Students
Academic Requirements NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) OR New Zealand Certificate in Creativity (Level 4) OR New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) OR New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) OR New Zealand Diploma in Arts & Media (Level 5) OR New Zealand Diploma in Digital Design (Level 5), or equivalent Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact Ara for requirements. * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance Additional Requirements: portfolio, written statement, interview (please see Ara website for details) English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in all subtests). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart. Students who have achieved NCEA L3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
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||$30,019 - $46,994|
|In further study||14%|
|On a benefit||3%|
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Examples of related scholarships
Ngā Ara Mātua Scholarship
Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office
$2500 - This scholarship can be used for tuition fees and/or accommodation
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