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Bachelor of Design - Digital Design Major

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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The Bachelor of Design is creative and practical, with strong input from industry partners like Weta Workshop, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland Art Gallery, Creative New Zealand and Kate Sylvester.

As a Bachelor of Design student you have access to world-class facilities, collaborate with other art and design students, and in your final year you may be able to showcase your work at the AUT School of Art and Design festival or the AUT Rookie fashion show.

Study digital design at AUT and prepare yourself for the challenges of a career in animation, visual effects or game design.

You learn in a future-focused and studio-based teaching and learning environment, and have access to world-class facilities including our cutting-edge green screen, motion capture and virtual reality studios and high-end computer labs equipped with industry standard software.

Our staff have a wide range of creative, academic and industry experience – from Weta Digital to running indie game companies. We also have strong and long-established links with industry, and you’ll have opportunities to gain professional experience while studying.

Career Opportunities:

  • 3D animator
  • Games designer
  • Virtual reality artist
  • Interactive designer
  • Motion capture artist
  • Motion designer

Key features

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • Strong ties to key industry organisations, including Weta
  • Growing demand for digital design skills, in the entertainment industry and beyond
  • 60 hours of work experience in the digital design industry

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13. They must have portfolio of art work.

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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