Bachelor's Degree in Interaction Design in New Zealand

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A bachelor’s degree is a four-year undergraduate degree and is the standard for higher education throughout most of the world. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned at state universities, at private universities, at community colleges and via online universities.

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Bachelor of Design (Communication)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

Communication Design encompasses a wide range of media and processes and in a rapidly expanding global media environment a design qualification will open the doors [+]

Best Bachelors in Interaction Design in New Zealand 2017. Want to learn how to present concepts and information creatively and effectively? Keen to gain the skills to craft ideas and tell stories through image, text, sound, moving image and interactive media? Communication Design encompasses a wide range of media and processes and in a rapidly expanding global media environment a design qualification will open the doors to an endless array of opportunities. Work in a broad range of creative areas and for a variety of companies, use your vision to challenge the status quo and communicate original and exciting ideas to others. With your passion for design, you could consider a career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Character Designer, Art Director, Design Project Manager, Design Researcher, Film-Maker, Web Designer or Animator, to name but a few. Study at one of New Zealand's most innovative and progressive design schools and learn about key areas of Communication Design including storytelling, graphic design, photography, branding and advertising, moving image, illustration, web design, interactive media and interaction design. Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the design process, both individually and in groups, while gaining valuable practical experience with a variety of hands-on and community-based projects. Gain over 100 weeks in a design studio environment and benefit from the individual guidance and support offered by highly skilled tutors in our boutique Design School environment. International fee: $21,270 (first year) Skills required Creativity and vision. The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality. Practical ability and good communication skills. An interest in people and the world around you. An enjoyment of working with others. Entry Requirements International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening. Portfolio note Your portfolio should: Be a comprehensive review of your current design achievements, potential and commitment. We are looking for evidence that you are able to be original, versatile and enterprising and that you are committed to creative study in your chosen design field. Within the portfolio: Your portfolio should include work that you feel best represents your creativity and demonstrates your knowledge of and passion for your chosen field of study. It may contain photographs, small original works, sketches, and whatever you feel is visually informative about you and your abilities as a potential fashion/communication/interiors/product designer. Please include process work for some pieces (2-3 approximately). This could include drawings, sources of inspiration, comments etc which demonstrate the development of an idea, i.e. that you are able to develop and research an idea through to a finished design. e.g. painting, graphic work, garment, photograph, a creative textile work or 3-dimensional design, appropriate to your chosen field of study. For secondary school students this work can be anything completed over the last year and may be work that you are developing for NCEA Level 3 portfolios. We do not require finished NCEA boards but you may wish to include development work for these. We would like to see work that has been done as part of class or group projects, but also work which has been self-initiated, and demonstrates interest in your chosen field of study. Portfolio format The portfolio should be in a format appropriate to the work you are showing, i.e. digital (CD) or physical. As a guide, we expect at least 10 X A4 or A3 sheets – a clear binder is a good way to protect your work unless, of course, your portfolio is on CD or being sent by email. If you wish to include garments/samples in your portfolio, please consider providing photographs of your work instead. We have limited storage space and do not wish to risk damage to your work. Please note there is a file size limit of 15MB for the portfolio if you are applying online. Cover letter Explain why you have chosen to apply for the selected programme. This letter should communicate your interest in the discipline and discuss what steps you have already taken to increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme. Please include Curriculum Vitae and your career goals in this letter and any other relevant information. Delivery of your portfolio Please courier or hand-deliver your portfolio to the address below (enclosing a self-addressed, postage-paid courier package in order for your work to be returned after consideration): Customer Services Otago Polytechnic F Block, Forth Street Dunedin 9016 Attn: Student Administrator for Design We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Applications are preferred by 30 November (late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme). Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae. You must also include a short letter, explaining your motivations and why you think you would be a good candidate for this degree. Selection procedure Selected applicants may be asked to attend an interview, where they will be invited to discuss their portfolio. Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Provisional Entry: A school leaver or an adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria may be given provisional entry to year 1 at the discretion of the Head of School. Those who successfully complete and pass year 1 will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The interview panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the course, along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants will be selected on merit using professional judgement on the basis of their portfolio of work, evidence of creativity and ability to take a concept through to a model stage and demonstration of the ability to undertake design study at degree level. Successful applicants are all informed before the end of the year and are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Additional costs A list of equipment, textbooks and resources which must be purchased for this programme are available from the School of Design. Further study options Advance your design skills with our graduate or postgraduate qualifications in Design or Art, or expand your career prospects with a graduate teacher training programme. Programme specific risks Prior to enrolment, you are advised of the programme specific risks in workshops and CAD rooms. This information is provided by way of discussion at interview and written notification with acceptance and you will be required to undertake training before independent use of many types of equipment in workshops and studios. Risks include wood, metal, plastics, textiles, painting plant and equipment. Studying at the school of design Offering small class sizes in immersive studio environments, the School of Design provides you with numerous opportunities to develop and showcase your creative talent. You will be frequently involved in professional presentations, talks, exhibitions, and events, with the year culminating in the 'Excite' exhibition, a highlight on the OP calendar. The School of Design also enjoys strong and frequent links to the local, national and international design community. You will benefit from ongoing networks and opportunities through these associations which will allow you to form contacts within the industry, while at the same time earning credits towards your degree. No matter what your discipline, we offer you the chance to work with 'real' clients, creating design-based solutions and services. workSpace workSpace is a professional Communication Design studio based at the Otago Polytechnic campus in Dunedin. This studio connects emerging designers with commercial or not-for-profit clients. workSpace matches clients' requirements to your design skills and enable you to gain valuable work experience in a learning environment. At the end of your degree you may apply for a job at the studio as a Design Associate, offering you up to a year of paid work experience, applying your skills to client work, in a busy studio environment. FAQ/Answers What is the minimum/maximum age to apply? There is no maximum age to apply, provided that you are a genuine student. Usually, students beginning their programmes are at least 18 years of age. How long will my study take? Undergraduate degrees are three years, diplomas are usually two years and certificates are one year. Graduate and postgraduate qualifications can take one to two years to complete. What about international recognition? All of our qualifications are recognised internationally. You are able to take your Otago Polytechnic undergraduate degree and apply to other national and international tertiary institutions for graduate and postgraduate study. How much can I earn as a student? Those students who are eligible to work while studying may get causal jobs in areas like hospitality or other service industries. Your hourly wage is likely to be between NZD$13-15. What do I need for my student visa? Your Otago Polytechnic Offer of Place letter. This letter means you have been accepted to study. It also states your course fee, which you must pay first to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. You will then receive a receipt of payment from us. You must submit these two documents (your Offer of Place and your receipt of fees), along with evidence that you have sufficient funds for living expenses, and a return international air ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one, to your nearest New Zealand embassy, consulate or immigration office. For programmes longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide very recent medical and x-ray certificates. If you are over 17 years of age, you will need a police certificate to show that you are of good character. See the New Zealand Immigration website for more details. Streamlined visa applications now open! If you are an international student who will apply for your student visa from outside of New Zealand, you might be eligible for the streamlined visa process offered by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This allows your visa application to be processed faster by INZ because Otago Polytechnic nominates you as a suitable candidate (INZ will decide the outcome and the processing time). Once you have received your Offer of Place from Otago Polytechnic, you may apply for a streamlined visa nomination letter from us. For more information and to submit an application, click here. What happens when I finish my degree? Students who have completed their degree in the normal time and have a job offer related to their studies can apply for a work visa for another two years. This entitles you to work in the job you have been offered, and may help you qualify for residence. What about applying for New Zealand residency? If you meet the requirements of the current immigration policy in New Zealand, it is possible for you to apply for residence at any time. Immigration policy encourages students who have completed their degree in New Zealand to apply for permanent residence. Is there an application fee? No. How long does it take to apply? We suggest you apply at least three to four months before your programme starts so that you are organised to arrive on time. What do I need to include in my application? Your English language test results: IELTS, TOEFL or TOIEC. We also require certified copies of any academic results you have from your overseas high school or university. We may also require your curriculum vitae or a portfolio, depending on your programme entry requirements. Your workload There is an emphasis throughout the three year programme on the development of independent learning skills. This is reflected in the decrease of directed hours over the three years with an expectation that by the end of year three, you will be an independent learner. Hours are allocated as follows, based on a 32 week academic year: YEAR Directed (Class Contact Hours) Approximate Hours Per Week Self-Directed Hours (Non- Class Contact) Approximate Hours Per Week YEAR 1 570 18 630 20 YEAR 2 530 16.5 670 21 YEAR 3 385 12 815 25.5 Disclaimer While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees. [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Motion Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years March 2017 New Zealand Auckland

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. [+]

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. Specialise in Motion Design and we'll teach you key technical skills such as 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography, so that you have the experience and evidence of working to a variety of client briefs. Careers & Industry Design comes to life as you develop motion graphics for commercials, title sequences, music videos and television. The course includes 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. Graduates enter the industry with a portfolio that showcases their ability to answer client briefs, collaborate across multiple disciplines and experience working in production. Motion Designers can go on to work in: Television; Advertising; Production houses; Corporate event companies; or as a freelancer Course Outline Year 1 An introduction to theory, professional practice and broad principles that allow you to respond effectively to briefs. You are also immersed in the studio to develop practical and ideation skills. Majors are introduced through theory and studio components. Year 2 Build on knowledge gained in the first year with an emphasis on the production of innovative video and motion graphic campaigns for TV commercials, music videos and logo animation. Acquiring the essential skills in communication, pitching, and collaboration are a critical part of the year. Students are also armed with strategies and methods to develop their own line of inquiry. Year 3 The final year covers essential business methods, research methods and project management before an interdisciplinary group project challenges you to synthesise your knowledge and skills as part of a creative team. You will also embark on a half-year, practice-based investigation of motion graphics. Study in Adelaide Media Design School has partnered with Torrens University Australia to offer a selection of our award winning programmes in Australia. Torrens University Australia, the first comprehensive Australian university to be opened in more than 20 years, will be offering Media Design School's courses in two exciting locations: Sydney, New South Wales and Adelaide, South Australia. These degrees will be of particular interest to students who want to obtain their qualification in a shorter period of time, as Torrens University Australia offers students the opportunity to complete their degrees at an accelerated pace in two years, not three. Study in San Diego Media Design School has partnered with fellow Laureate Design University, NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, USA, to offer our award-winning Media Design course in a city renowned for embracing digital and creative technologies. Located in the same city as the iconic San Diego Comic-Con International, the Bachelor of Science in Media Design will give students the creative and technical skills needed to enter the gaming industry. [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Interactive Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Auckland

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. [+]

Best Bachelors in Interaction Design in New Zealand 2017. A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. As you move along the course, you’ll experiment with a variety of interactive and dynamic design theories and be immersed in fundamental digital design processes such as front-end web development, interactive programming, and content management systems. You'll also devise interactive design solutions in response to creative and technical briefs from industry. Careers & Industry Interactive Design will give you the fundamentals in both user-interface and user-experience design; two highly sought after specialist skills for Front-End Developers, Website Developers, and Mobile Application Designers. You'll develop the skills to learn concepts and processes relating to ideation, planning and prototyping of interactive design solutions, as well as the ability to prepare effective proposals and provide purposeful interactive experiences. A significant focus will be placed on project-based learning through the development of interactive design and technical solutions in response to creative and technical briefs. Career paths include: Web designer Front-end developer Mobile application developer User interface programmer Course Outline Year 1 You are introduced to the theories and principles of interactive design methodologies with a focus on goal-centric, platform-agnostic and user experience design. A significant focus will be placed on project-based learning through the development of interactive design and technical solutions in response to creative and technical briefs. Year 2 Through a combination lectures, group work and discussions you are introduced to interactive design from a historical viewpoint. You also develop a vocabulary and understanding of the concerns of interactive design to better analyse work and respond to creative briefs. This knowledge is put into practice as part of the studio component. Year 3 Through work on your final portfolio, reflect on your 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. Study in Adelaide Media Design School has partnered with Torrens University Australia to offer a selection of our award winning programmes in Australia. Torrens University Australia, the first comprehensive Australian university to be opened in more than 20 years, will be offering Media Design School's courses in two exciting locations: Sydney, New South Wales and Adelaide, South Australia. These degrees will be of particular interest to students who want to obtain their qualification in a shorter period of time, as Torrens University Australia offers students the opportunity to complete their degrees at an accelerated pace in two years, not three. Study in San Diego Media Design School has partnered with fellow Laureate Design University, NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, USA, to offer our award-winning Media Design course in a city renowned for embracing digital and creative technologies. Located in the same city as the iconic San Diego Comic-Con International, the Bachelor of Science in Media Design will give students the creative and technical skills needed to enter the gaming industry. [-]

Bachelor of Creative Technologies - Game Art

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Auckland

The Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) is New Zealand’s only degree specialising in game art. Over three years, you develop artistic style through a combination of traditional art, 3D animation and visual effects using industry-standard [+]

Create beautiful environments and characters and use these assets to develop immersive experiences to share with people in an industry that is bigger than the music and movie sectors put together. From 2D platformers to 3D brawlers, you'll be devising and creating your own interactive stories, digital illustrations, concept art and games that will be viewed by an international audience of game enthusiasts. Within the first sixteen weeks of your first year, you'll have created your very own 2D game and, by the time you've finished your degree, you'll have collaborated with other game artists and programmers alike to develop an industry-level game. Careers & Industry If you are serious about fast-tracking your way into this multi-million dollar global industry, you'll want to make a beeline to a dedicated course that mirrors the industry environment. You'll also want to get alongside lecturers with industry experience who can give you industry insights. Over three years, this course will help you develop your artistic style and technical skills through a combination of traditional art practices and using industry standard software. In the final year, you'll be collaborating with a group of artists and programmers on a major game project, just like in the real world. With this portfolio and experience in your back pocket, you'll have the necessary skills to enter the industry, either in a game studio or as an indie developer. Game Art career paths include: Game Artist Modeller Texture Artist Technical Director Art Director Entry Requirements General Admission To qualify for General Admission, you'll need a minimum qualification of NCEA University Entrance or equivalent, such as: An appropriate qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution, deemed by Media Design School to be sufficient for admission into a bachelors programme. CIE (University of Cambridge International Examination) IB (International Baccalaureate) Plus, it is recommended to have the following: - 24 NCEA Credits, Level 3 in Technology, Art and Design (minimumm) If you are enrolled at a New Zealand secondary school and have not yet completed your NCEA (CIE or equivalent) qualification you can still apply now for admission. When your NCEA results are available in January, we will check them and contact you. International Students 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 6.0 (minimum), or equivalent qualification if English is not your first language. Study in San Diego Media Design School has partnered with fellow Laureate Design University, NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, USA, to offer our award-winning Game Art course in a city renowned for embracing digital and creative technologies. Located in the same city as the iconic San Diego Comic-Con International, the Bachelor of Arts in Game Art will give students the creative and technical skills needed to enter the gaming industry. [-]