Communication Design encompasses a wide range of media and processes.
In a rapidly expanding global media environment, a design qualification will open doors. Learn how to present ideas and stories creatively and effectively, a skill highly sought after by employers.
Our budding graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, and film-makers showcase their latest projects in an exciting and inspirational display of talent and creativity.
Work in a broad range of creative areas and for a variety of companies, use your vision to challenge the status quo and communicate original and exciting ideas to others. With your passion for design, you could consider a career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Character Designer, Art Director, Design Project Manager, Design Researcher, Film-Maker, Web Designer or Animator, to name but a few.
- Six months full-time; part-time over two years (you will study during semester one in both year one and two)
- Level 4
- Starts February
- Apply until start date. Our 2021 intake is full - please register your interest for 2022.
No matter what direction your creative career takes, you'll benefit from having the ability to learn and apply creative processes, methods and technologies in both art- and design-based studio projects. This programme is great preparation for further study in any creative programme. Successful completion of this Certificate will prepare you for application to the Bachelor of Design (Communication, Fashion or Product), Bachelor of Architectural Studies or the Bachelor of Visual Arts.
- Six months full-time; part-time over two years (you will study during semester two in both year one and two)
- Level 4
- Starts 19 July 2021
- Apply by 30 June
Project options in digital photography, digital illustration, web design, video production and moving image, animation and interactivity will allow you to develop real-world skills and a portfolio of work for application to higher level study. Successful completion of this Certificate and the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4) will prepare you for application to the Bachelor of Design (Communication, Fashion or Product), Bachelor of Architectural Studies or Bachelor of Visual Arts.
- Three years full-time; six years part-time
- Level 7
- Starts February 2021
- Apply now
Learn about key areas of Communication Design including graphic design, photography, advertising and web design, and gain the skills to pursue a career in a rapidly expanding global media environment. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience.
- One year full-time; up to two years part-time
- Level 7
- Starts February and July
- Apply now
Achieve an applied qualification to complement your degree in a specialist area of design. Ideal if you are a professional designer or practitioner wishing to develop your applied skills and studio project experience.
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