A Bachelor of Media Design specializing 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 in a portfolio that represents your perspective as an emerging professional designer.
Careers & Industry
Graphic Design teaches you how to communicate using text, image, and form to make visual connections and how to craft seeds of ideas and information into meaningful interactions.
During your first year, you will be introduced to graphic design disciplines, historical influences and the theories, principles and processes of graphic design. Some of the topics covered include market research, typography and brand identity.
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. This work will be displayed as part of the third year student exhibition.
The course is led by an accomplished team of international graphic design professionals with close connections to industry.
Career pathways include:
- Creative director or Studio Manager
- Graphic Designer and Illustrator
- Web and mobile interface designer
- Brand specialist
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. You are then immersed into a project-based environment to put this knowledge into practice and develop technical solutions to design briefs.
Through a combination lectures, group work and discussions you are introduced to graphic design from a historical viewpoint. You will develop a vocabulary and understanding of the concerns of graphic design to better analyze work and respond to creative briefs. This knowledge is put into practice as part of the studio component.
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 the 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.
About the School
Media Design School is New Zealand’s most-awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications