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Bachelor of Media Design - Graphic Design

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Media Design School


A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Graphic Design will teach you how to communicate using text, images, and form to make visual connections and craft ideas into meaningful interactions. By the end of your third year, you will have designed, constructed and documented a body of work that represents your perspective as an emerging professional designer.

Course Outline

What you'll cover in this course

Year 1
Dive head-first into the field with an introduction to graphic design disciplines, historical influences and the theories, principles and processes of graphic design. Advanced ideation and creative problem-solving strategies are also covered in this incredibly thorough course. Theory is nothing without practical experience, and with Media Design School you'll be immersed into a project-based environment to put your knowledge into practice, ensuring you'll develop technical solutions to design briefs.

Year 2

Through a combination lectures, group work and discussions you are introduced to graphic design from a historical viewpoint. You'll develop a vocabulary and understanding of the concerns of graphic design, to better analyse work and respond to creative briefs. This knowledge is put into practice as part of the studio component of your graphic design degree.

Year 3

Through work on your final portfolio, reflect on your own specific strengths and weaknesses, self-promotional skills and develop awareness of how you could fit into industry as a professional. This helps to prepare you for the Capstone Project: Practice-based Inquiry and future employment.

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 3, CIE or IB University Entrance or Level 4 or higher Qualification from related discipline (not required for students 20+)

If you are an international student, you'll need to prove you have sufficient English language skills in order to complete this course. We'll be looking for Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (minimum) with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent qualification if English is not your first language.

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