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Degree

Bachelor of Design with Honours - Concept Design

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Design with Honours - Concept Design

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $35,680 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2024 2024-05-01

Overview

Bachelor of Design with Honours - Concept Design

Imagine new worlds with Massey's Bachelor of Design with Honours (Concept Design). 

Learn how to design concepts for entertainment and education within film, animation, television, gaming, and location-based experiences.

Concept design is about visualizing and developing the ideas behind film, television, gaming, performance, products, and interactive experiences.

In the Bachelor of Design with Honours (Concept Design), you’ll use traditional and contemporary art forms to communicate your concepts for new objects, characters or environments. 

This could include drawing and sculpting 3D models and making digital plans and renders.

You could be designing characters, creatures, props, vehicles, and machines, all the way to building entire worlds to form the foundations of feature films, theme parks, events, toys, or exhibits.

Concept design is one of the first stages in every design process. 

Concept designers create the basis for further production and development, rather than finished products.

 

Note: Students starting in July may complete in 3.5 years, provided they complete Summer School in the first year.  

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$47,430

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,796
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,750
Tuition 1 person $35,680

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)
  • Portfolio (If applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
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 have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1 English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
iBT TOEFL40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
PTE38 overall46 overall
Cambridge English155165
Entry pointDurationExit
EAP110 weeksFoundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
EAP210 weeksDirect entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall

Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution

The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year of bachelor's-level study from a recognized institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three-year diploma from a recognized institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier-one score from the related province

India: 

  • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12, with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English; or
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) – State Board Examination in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, with:
    • an overall average of 85% or higher (with no less than four academic subjects), with
    • a minimum of 70% or above in English.

 

Required:

To enter the Bachelor of Design with Honours programme you will:

  • submit a portfolio (if you do well in NCEA Level 2 art, design or technology (or equivalent) you may not need to submit a portfolio. See details below.)

 

Portfolio requirements:

There are three main ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Design with Honours.

1_ Automatic entry

If you achieved NCEA Level 2 or 3 with Merit or Excellence overall, and a Merit or Excellence endorsement in an approved art, design or technology subject, you have automatic entry and will not have to submit a portfolio.

This also applies for Cambridge International students achieving an AS grade A or B in an approved art, design or technology subject.

2_ Portfolio pre-approval entry

You can show work in progress to a Massey College of Creative Arts staff member during a school visit, Massey Open Day or other University event, or in a video call. 

They’ll look at examples of your work with you and if it shows the creative potential we’re looking for, they’ll sign a portfolio pre-approval letter. Then you won’t need to submit a final portfolio with your application.

3_ Portfolio entry

When you apply online, submit a portfolio showing a selection of your creative work that demonstrates your creative potential with your application to study.

 

Foundation qualifications to meet entry requirements

If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.

  • Foundation Certificate (International)
  • Foundation Certificate (International Accelerated)

Career opportunities

  • Concept Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Brand Designer
  • Illustrator/Animator
  • Video game developer
  • App developer

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