Bachelor of Design, Major in Communication Design (BDes)

University of Waikato New Zealand

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The award
BDes

How long you will study
3 Years

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Course starts
February, July

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About Bachelor of Design, Major in Communication Design at University of Waikato

Bachelor of Design (BDes) graduates are trained to use a variety of skills to operate in a wide range of social contexts using a diverse array of media. During your studies, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of Design and its role in the process of innovation.

The Bachelor of Design offers three majors:  Communication Design, Interface Design, and Media Design.

As a BDes graduate you will have the capability to articulate effective design solutions in the contemporary technological context. You will have a solid understanding of design methods and theories together with advanced technical skills.

Training in Design is suitable for both school leavers as well as mature learners wishing to enhance their skills. Students within the programme develop knowledge in a broad range of industry standard software, while using the latest digital technology. Contact with the Design industry is encouraged, and students will have opportunities to interact with Design professionals during their study.

Students who graduate with a Design degree from Waikato have proven to be capable performers in the design industry.  In addition to career opportunities in Design, Waikato graduates have a broad range of options to choose from with further research in Design possible at graduate and postgraduate levels.

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.

Career opportunities

  • Design companies
  • Web design and development
  • Mobile design and UI / UX
  • Interactive media design industries
  • Games industries
  • Television graphics
  • Post-production companies

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  • The awardBDesHow you will study find outHow long you will study3 years
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