At Waikato we'll equip you with the required technological skills and teach you how to explain and tailor design decisions to meet specific project needs. The programme also closely follows current design industry trends with a focus on both the local New Zealand and international design markets.
You'll become a designer that can code - making you highly desirable. Waikato also trains computer graphic design students to problem-solve, and to apply an aesthetic edge, while seeing the full range of creative design possibilities.
In the first year, students learn the core elements and principles for both 2D and 3D design. Additionally, you'll develop visual and verbal skills needed for further study. By the second year, you'll move into motion graphics and explore how visual communication and screen-based technologies interact. The third year is the year of application and pushing creative limits. Waikato also places you into internships where they take on business projects, collaborate with peers, and learn from industry professionals.
Computing facilities at Waikato
The University of Waikato offers students 24-hour computer lab access with all the latest computer software, and several labs fully equipped with Mac computers, commonly used in professional design environments.
- Advertising Designer
- Computer Games Designer
- Interactive Designer
- Motion Graphics Designer
- TV Graphics Designer
- Web Designer