Communication (Graphic) Design (B8BA1Q)
Communication designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers who use a range of design
methods, processes and techniques to create professional communication designs, such as
posters, books, magazines, corporate identity programmes, packaging and web sites, both
individually and as members of teams.
The Department of Graphic Design offers a Bachelor of Arts in Design specialising in Communication Design. The
Department’s facilities include a number of studios and a centrally located Apple Macintosh computer studio.
Graduates will be able to enter a communication design career by working in design studios, marketing consultancies,
branding and advertising agencies, and for newspapers, magazines and book publishers as:
—Graphic & communication designer
— Typographic designer
In addition, employment can be found as an in-house designer for companies or state-supported institutions, or
graduates can choose to freelance or start their own graphic design business.
BA Design (Communication Design) (B8BA1Q)
— Senior certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score.
— Submission of a prescribed portfolio.
— Completion of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT) for Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL).
Average Point Score (APS)
A minimum APS of
23 with Mathematics
24 with Mathematical Literacy
is required to apply for the programme.
Applicants must submit a
Submission of a portfolio
must only take place
once you have officially
applied to the university
and have been invited by
the faculty to participate
in the selection process.
You will be informed by
means of a selection letter
from the faculty regarding
submission dates and
Portfolios can be submitted
Department of Graphic
, University of
of Art, Design and
Auckland Park Bunting
Road Campus, Auckland
* Portfolios can be posted
or dropped off at the above
Applicants are informed of
the outcome in an official
letter. Portfolios must be
collected four weeks after
portfolios will be disposed
of by the department.
with Maths Literacy
(60 – 69%)
(50 – 59%)
(40 – 49%)
Maths Lit: 4
(50 – 59%)
* English, Home Language or English First Additional Language / ** Home Language or English First Additional Language
For detailed information, refer to page 4 of this brochure.