Bachelor of Design and Digital Media

Whitecliffe College

Subject area

Graphic Arts and Design Studies

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Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to undertake degree level study, including appropriate knowledge and skills in the areas of written communication and mathematics, by having achieved:
University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including: NCEA Level 3; 14 credits each in three approved subjects and UE Literacy (NCEA Level 2 or above; 10 credits with 5 credits each in reading and writing) and UE Numeracy (NCEA Level 1 or above; 10 credits)
A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above and the equivalent of UE Literacy and Numeracy
New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Art and Design (Level 4)
A New Zealand or overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to the above by the Head of School
Passes in other certificate/diploma qualifications or courses as considered appropriate by the Head of School.
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for admission with the approval of the Head of School.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Design and Digital Media provides a framework within which innovative learning and teaching approaches, advanced digital skills, future focussed design and assessment for learning elevates the student experience, from technical to work ready graduates who will positively impact local and global design-related industries. Students are supported to develop communication skills through collaboration, negotiation with multifarious stakeholders, including community projects, live briefs, and internships. Technological relationships will be created in the context of social, cultural and environmental situations. Critical thinking and analysis skills will be developed through diverse projects, solving real-life challenges with current and future-focus designs to have industry relevance.
Graduates will be creative, critical and connected change instigators leading to entrepreneurship, fulfilling the requirements of national and international bodies

What graduates earn

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (9) 309 5970
Fax: (09) 302 2957

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