Arts, Design and Communication

Unleash your creativity at the University of Waikato. Explore diverse programmes to develop practical skills across arts disciplines.

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For the people ready to work their creativity

Any idea, issue or solution requires creativity and ways of communicating that stand out, have impact, affect people, and contribute to change.

The arts provide creative and practical ways of understanding ourselves, other people and the world around us, conveying and expressing innovative and impactful insights.

Studying Arts, Design and Communication at the University of Waikato is your opportunity to develop competence and practical skills to move confidently from stage and screen, to language and sound, in areas such as modern languages, visual literacy, musical and vocal expression, theatrical and movement composition, sound design and creative writing. In doing so, you will utilise multiple traditional and digital platforms.

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Explore a wide range of programmes

Our students can work alongside top-rated teachers and internationally respected scholars, across a number of different majors:

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Big Band Jazz Ensemble available at Waikato!

Do you play trumpet, trombone, saxophone, drums, bass, piano or guitar? Or maybe you have an interest in singing Jazz? Do you love to collaborate with other musicians? If so, sign up for our MUSIC122 or MUSIC227 papers.

Why study with us?

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Personalised career development support to help you take the next step.

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Get extra support with our broad range of scholarships.

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Specialist teaching facilities, including the acclaimed Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber.

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Adapt to the changing world

Looking to up-skill or need a change of direction? Explore our wide range of study options.