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What will I learn?

To meet the demands of the increasingly diverse art and design industries, UCOL’s Bachelor of Design and Arts degree includes majors in visual arts, graphic design and textile/fashion design to give you the competitive edge in these exciting fields.

Learn from the best in the field and gain practical skills through intern projects, drawing, art/design labs, history, theory and professional practice.

Majors:

  • Visual Arts: Painting, sculpture, photography, glass, digital arts
  • Textile/Fashion Design: Fabric printing, garment construction, textile art, fashion photography
  • Design Media: Typography & print, animation, video, web.

Career & Study Outcomes:

  • Graphic design
  • Visual art
  • Fashion design
  • Gallery curation
  • Videography
  • Animation
  • Marketing
  • Movie industry
  • Television
  • Product design
  • Costume design
  • Theatre and prop design
  • Photography
  • Art or design administration and management
  • Secondary and tertiary teaching learning programmes

Education pathway:

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Design
  • Master of Design

Course Information

Your studies will depend upon your choice of major - Design Media, Textiles/Fashion Design, Visual Arts.

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 1

  • Visual Language (15 Credits)
  • Art/Design Lab 1 (15 Credits)
  • Art/Design Lab 2 (15 Credits)
  • Design Practical (15 Credits)
  • Art/Design History (15 Credits)
  • Drawing (15 Credits)

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 2

  • Art/Design Contemporary (15 Credits)
  • Art/Design Theory (15 Credits)

ELECTIVE COURSES - YEAR 2

  • Digital Photography 1 (15 Credits) (Elective course)
  • Illustration 1 (15 Credits) (Elective course)
  • 3D Modelling (15 Credits) (Elective course)
  • Moving Image (15 Credits) (Elective course)
  • Glass Studio (15 Credits) (Elective course)
  • Printmaking (15 Credits) (Elective course)
  • Textile and Fibre (15 Credits) (Elective course)
  • Computer Aided Drafting (15 Credits) (Elective course)
  • Object (15 Credits) (Elective course)

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 3

  • Internship (15 Credits)
  • Research Methods (15 Credits)
  • Professional Practice (15 Credits)

Design Media Major

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 1

  • Design Media(15 Credits)
  • Design Media 2 (15 Credits)

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 2

  • Design Media Studio 1 (30 Credits)
  • Design Media Studio 2 (30 Credits)

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 3

  • Design Media Studio 3 (30 Credits)
  • Design Media Studio 4 (45 Credits)

Textiles/Fashion Design Major

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 1

  • Textiles/Fashion 1 (15 Credits)
  • Textiles/Fashion 2 (15 Credits)

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 2

  • Textiles/Fashion Studio 1 (30 Credits)
  • Textiles/Fashion Studio 2 (30 Credits)

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 3

  • Textiles/Fashion Studio 3 (30 Credits)
  • Textiles/Fashion Studio 4 (45 Credits)

Visual Arts Major

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 1

  • Visual Arts 1 (15 Credits)
  • Visual Arts 2 (15 Credits)

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 2

  • Art Studio 1 (30 Credits)
  • Art Studio 2 (30 Credits)

COMPULSORY COURSES-YEAR 3

  • Art Studio 3 (30 Credits)
  • Art Studio 4 (45 Credits)

Majors

  • Visual Arts
  • Design Media
  • Textile/Fashion Design

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$21,500.00 (US$ 12,070) per year
Start date

13 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

UCOL Whanganui Campus

16 Rutland Street,

Whanganui,

4500, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma – SATV and SATM (mini composite score 1250). Other English language Requirements: TOEFL (PBT) Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE). PTE (Academic) score of 50.

For international students

Applicants under 20 years of age:

  • University entrance
  • Or equivalent academic achievement.
  • Or on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean.

Applicants over 20 years of age:

  • A person having reached the age of 20 years by the first day of the programme in the year, for which admission is sought, is not required to hold the above entry qualifications.

All prospective students must provide a portfolio and written statement.

English language Requirement: IELTS - Academic: Score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2, C1, or C2 with score of 169; no less than 162 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 4 (Academic); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 50 with no band less than 42.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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