Computer Graphic Design
Computer Graphic Design involves creativity, art, technology and the communication of ideas. It encourages students to reach beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design and explore the huge potential of the digital environment.
In your third year you will combine highly creative design and visual communication papers with computer science papers to become the new breed of designer. As one of these new designers you will manipulate the software you work with and extend the potential of applications and creativity in design practice.
You will have the opportunity to develop the core elements and principles of design, in both two and three dimensions. You will learn about motion gtraphics, the development of web and interactive skills and brand awareness, and explore the relationship between visual communication and screen-based technologies in areas such as 3D games.
How to study Computer Graphic Design in Tauranga
In Tauranga, you start by enrolling in the Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6 with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Papers equivalent to University 100 and 200 Level papers in Computer Graphic Design are included within the DipDesign (Graphic) L6. Once you complete the DipDesign (Graphic) L6 (with a B average), you can then apply to enrol in the University's 300 level papers offered in Hamilton.
300 level papers specialise in contemporary approaches to design, both theoretical and in a wide range of practical applications that include web design and commerce, interactivity, motion graphics, introductory games and animation, identity and branding, social graphics and real-world design through an intern project. Computer Graphic Design study culminates in the final semester 300 level Degree Project. This self-designed project allows students to explore and formalise the skills which they have learnt in their three year programme.
Read more about studying Computer Graphic Design with the University of Waikato, Hamilton campus.