Bachelor of Design
Graphic Arts and Design Studies
Total student fees
over 4 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Bachelor of Design graduates will design in a critically-informed, theoretically underpinned and reflective way, utilising design processes that involve investigation, analysis, evaluation and synthesis. They will combine a high level of technical proficiency in their specialisation with intellectual and conceptual rigour, respond creatively to client requirements and demonstrate innovative ways to meet their needs, and demonstrate grounding in business and professional practice. Graduates will be effective communicators, express identity through design, demonstrate respect for cultural differences, ability to embrace cultural diversity, and appreciate the distinctive characteristics of Aotearoa/New Zealand in the wider global context. They will critically evaluate their own performance and the work of others, demonstrate personal and professional integrity, an awareness of ethical issues and will operate in a professional manner. They will acknowledge and consider matters of sustainability and adapt to changing environments and conditions.
Key Information for Students
A New Zealand University Entrance Qualification or equivalent plus a portfolio of work.
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%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Academic Excellence Scholarships
Media Design School - Pasifika Student Liaison Advisor
Massey University Creative Arts International Excellence Scholarship
$20,000 (4 years degree) or $15,000 (3 years degree)
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
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.