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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Design - Communication Design

Course code: #AK3619

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Design - Communication Design

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $37,600 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 26-February-2023 2023-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2024 2024-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2025 2025-02-26
Fall-February 26-February-2026 2026-02-26

Overview

Bachelor of Design - Communication Design

Study communication design and you’ll learn to apply graphic design and digital skills, design thinking, and strategy to create typographic and visual meaning in graphic and interaction design, branding, illustration, photography, advertising, motion graphics, and art direction.

Communication design at AUT focuses on generating content and visually communicating ideas, messages, and meaning to respond to societal, environmental, and commercially relevant themes and issues.

You’ll work in open studios and computer labs with industry-standard software, and have access to a printmaking lab, risograph, photographic studio, and book bindery.

 

Key features

  • Learn graphic design and digital skills, design thinking, and strategy
  • Covers a range of tools, technologies, and materials for print, digital, and interactive project work and media
  • Prepares you for a wide range of design careers
  • Access industry-standard software, a printmaking lab, a risograph, a photographic studio, and book bindery

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$49,400

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $37,600

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Work experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation
  • Portfolio

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
15
listening
20
writing
18
speaking
15
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

 

You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.


Academic background and requirement

1_ All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

High school qualifications from different countries:

India: 

  • 12 years of schooling with an overall average of 75% in four academic subjects, including a min 60% in English from the All-India Senior Certificate (AISSC).
  • All other Higher Secondary State Board Examinations require an overall average of 80% in four academic subjects with a min 65% in English.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or
  • Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognized university.
  • A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognized institution

2_ They must have a portfolio of creative and design work.

 

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with Tītohu mō te Hoahoa - Diploma in Design.

 

Foundation programmes

If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enroll in a foundation programme.

If you successfully complete the foundation programme and get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.

Career opportunities

  • Advertising and brand manager
  • Online and social media manager
  • Creative or account director
  • Photographer and videographer
  • Content and narrative illustrator
  • Communication or graphic designer
  • Publication design and magazine art director
  • Print and packaging designer
  • Information designer
  • Graphic designer

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