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The future is visual
Visual communication is one of the most universal forms of design. It is at the heart of how our world works; guiding, informing, persuading and inspiring us every day.
The world is undergoing a radical shift in how people communicate, work and share ideas. More people can share more ideas in more ways than ever before - photos, video, animations, tweets, graphics and experiences.
We can connect with people across countries, languages and cultures. People can interact with governments and corporations in new ways, while they are using the same tools to try to influence us.
Visual communication design (VCD) offers huge scope and flexibility. The university teaches a diverse range of media, like print, web and video, and give you the chance to try all of them.
Within VCD you can explore and specialise in print, typographic and editorial design, information and graphic design, web, interaction and service design, and illustration and branding.
You’ll learn to solve complex design problems. You’ll follow your interests and aspirations by developing a higher level of expertise in a specific area.
The university sets you up for the real world, where you’ll work collaboratively, adapt to new ideas and technologies, and turn your hand to whatever needs to be done.
Note: Students starting in July may complete in 3.5 years, provided they complete Summer School in the first year.
Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.
India: All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12 with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English.
To enter the Bachelor of Design with Honours programme you will:
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.
Full Foundation - Certificate in Foundation Studies: Successful completion of this qualification will give you admission to university and prepare you for undergraduate study.
Summer School: If you need to do a course before you start your programme, there may be options for you in Summer School.
Alternative methods for English requirements during COVID-19
During the COVID-19 impact the university is accepting online testing sites as alternative methods for students to obtain the necessary English requirements:
EAP provides you with flexibility of two entry and exit points depending on your individual goals and pathways:
|Entry point||Entry requirement||Exit point||Exit|
|Week 1||Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.0 overall||Week 10||Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall|
|Week 11||Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall||Week 20||Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall|
|Programme Level||IELTS||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Cambridge English|
|English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)||5.0 overall||61 overall||36 overall||155|
|English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2)||5.5 overall||70 overall||42 overall||165|
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