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Bachelor of Design

Bachelor of Design with endorsements in: Fashion Design and Communication Design

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Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    For mid year study options, please contact the School of Media Arts
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

Our Bachelor of Design programme is designed for a new world of work, where creativity, inventiveness, and the ability to collaborate are in high demand. Industry experts help deliver our programmes. 

Real-world challenges – right now!

You’ll have real-world challenge put in front of you, and in the process discover your true capacity to think creatively and solve problems.

It’s a new way of learning that develops your ability to work in teams, preparing you for a world in which collaborative skills are critical.

You’ll become super-literate in new media, social technologies, and the demands of a globally connected, fast moving, adaptable world.

What You'll Learn

About the Bachelor of Design

Wintec’s Bachelor of Design is for those who want to work in Illustration, Graphic Design, Web & Interactive Design, Motion Animation and Fashion Design, UX and Service Design.

In this increasingly complex world, designers and problem solvers are in hot demand. This degree is for the person with a flair for creative problem solving and helping make our experience of the world a whole lot better. 

The Bachelor of Design is also co-delivered with other degrees from the creative suite of programmes. You’ll gain depth within your own discipline as well as breadth across other creative disciplines.

The Bachelor of Design has endorsements in Visual Communication and Fashion Design.

Visual Communication

As our digital world continues to rapidly evolve, designers need to be able to implement their skills across multiple platforms. You will gain practical, creative and critical skills to find effective design solutions while learning the art of keeping pace with technical requirements for print, digital and experience based contexts.

Fashion Design

The Fashion endorsement of the Bachelor of Design will prepare you for a career in the global fashion industry with a focus on design and the commercial business of fashion. Classes provide a learning environment that allows you to develop your individual ideas and gain strong technical skills in construction and pattern making. 

How the degree works

Don’t get us wrong – you will learn things. Some of them will amaze you. 

You’ll learn from some of the best tutors around and from top professionals currently working in your field of study. 

But you’ll do other awe inspiring things too. 

You’ll work in teams solving actual design problems. You’ll be guided, of course, but no one will tell you the answers. You’ll work together to figure it out. And when you don’t, which will happen from time to time, that’ll be when you learn the most. 

It’ll be exciting, and – maybe – just a little bit scary at times. (Not because of us – we’re nice as pie and here to mentor you – but because challenging yourself is just about always a bit scary.)

You’ll also gain work experience in industry, later in your degree. Trust us, you’ll be more than ready for this when it comes!

What you won’t get

We’ve done away with old-style classrooms, lecture timetables, exams and endless PowerPoint presentations. 

What you will get is a learning environment built around coaching, mentoring and collaboration.

Trust us when we say this is not a soft option. You will work hard, really hard. And we’ll be really straight with you in our feedback, because we want you to succeed in life and in your career.

If you’re up for that kind of approach, you’ll love these degrees. Best of all, you’ll leave here ready to launch right into your chosen career.

​VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: No value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Craft and Core Modules:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
CRIT501Critical Methods 1515  
CRIT601​Critical Methods 2615  
PROF501Professional Practice 1515  
PROF601Professional Practice 2615  
PROF701Professional Practice 3730  

 

Project Modules:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
CRTV701​Research Methods715CRIT601 
CRTV702​Freelance Project715

COMM601 or 

DSGN601

 
CRTV703Capstone Project715

COMM701 or

DSGN701

 

 

Elective Modules:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
DSGN502​CMS Web Publishing515  
CRTV501​Creative Special Topic 1515  
CRTV502Creative Special Topic 2515  

Or other modules and packages of learning as agreed to by the designated Media Arts staff.

Option:

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
DFNZ701​Design Factory 1730  

The 30 credit module DFNZ701: Design Factory 1 can be offered as an option within any Wintec degree programme, wherever the degree programme structures allows such an option.  Admission into the Design Factory module is on negotiation with the Centre Director or delegated authority and selection into the module is in line with the Design Factory process.

Career/Further Opportunities

Graduates will be able gain employment across a range of design, media and creative related roles.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Design are positioned to pathway into postgraduate programmes at Wintec such as the Bachelor of Media Arts with Honours.

Graduates of this programme are also capable of transferring and applying their skills across a number of non-design disciplines.

 

Entry Criteria

General Academic Admission

a) Candidates are required to have:
  i. NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
    (1) 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects, including a Language Rich; and
    (2) Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
    (3) Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above); or
 ii. A relevant level 4 qualification; or
 iii. Equivalent.

b) In exceptional cases, candidates with 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects including 12 credits in a Language Rich subject, or equivalent, will be considered.

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success4 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional Entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection Criteria

a) Where there are more applicants than the number of places available, selection will be determined on the basis of the candidate’s application and submitted portfolio work.
b) An interview and written language test may also be required as part of the selection process.

English Language Requirements

a) Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or,
b) Equivalent.

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Pathways

Media Arts Pathway Diagram

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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