The Bachelor in Design and Arts comprises 360 credits and has majors in graphic design, visual arts and textiles/fashion design.
As part of your studies you will take an internship course comprising 48 lecturer supported learning hours and 102 independent learning hours, where you'll undertake an industry oriented design or art project that addresses the needs of the project client.
Your personalised timetable will be available just prior to classes starting, and will comprise a weekly commitment of:
- 18 hours of lecturer supported learning in class
- 22 hours of self-directed learning (your own time spent working to complete your assignments)
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form
where a student believes they can demonstrate specified competencies.
Please note that there are additional costs associated with the Bachelor of Design and Arts as follows:
All majors/all students (core courses)
- USB flash drive
- Digital camera (phone camera or any other type is fine)
Graphic Design Major
- Allow approximately $200.00 for stationery, supplies and services such as specialist printing (dependent on personal preference).
- USB flash drive $30.00
Allow approximately $300.00 for stationery and supplies.
Allow up to $600.00 for stationery and specialist design supplies.
Textiles/Fashion Design Major
Allow approximately $400.00 for stationery and fashion supplies such as sewing tools and fabrics (dependent on personal preference). This includes a $180.00 kit from UCOL comprising:
- 1x Grading square
- 1x Tracing wheel
- 1x Mundial shears
- 1x Mundial snips
- 1x Embroidery scissors (sharp point)
- 1x Tape measure
- 1x French curves
- 1x Screwdriver
- 1x Tweezers
- 2x Bobbins (industrial)
- 1x Bobbin case
- 1x Zip foot - hole left
- 1x Zip foot - hole right
- 1x Invisible zip foot (industrial)
Aldrich, A. (2013). Metric pattern cutting for women's wear. 6th Edition. United Kingdom. Wiley-Blackwell.
This and the latest edition is available through www.fishpond.co.nz for approximately $80.00. Any other edition of this book is also acceptable and can often be purchased through Whitcoulls, other online book stores and auction sites.
Allow approximately $300.00 for stationery and fashion supplies.
Allow up to $600.00 for stationery, fashion supplies and printing.
Visual Arts Major
Allow approximately $300.00 for stationery and art supplies such as brushes and sculpture materials (dependent on personal preference).
Allow approximately $400.00 for stationery and art supplies.
Allow up to $600.00 for stationery and art supplies.