GradDip - Communication Design as a subject
Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.
Communication Design is concerned with visually communicating messages and ideas across multiple media platforms. As a communication designer, you will work to combine type and image to attract an audience's attention and deliver your client's messages.
- Adult Learning
- Applied Computing
- Artificial Intelligence
- Community Health
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Design Media
- Digital Business
- Digital Learning
- Earth Sciences
- Ecology and Biodiversity
- Education and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Human Development
- Human Performance Science
- Human Resource Management
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- Interface Design
- International Languages and Cultures
- Materials Science
- Media Design
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Sport Development and Coaching
- Strategic Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Writing Studies
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|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Estimated Fees* (International):||$28,025 - $41,760 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
- Graphic Designer
- Graphic Artist
- Web Designer
- Creative Director
- Art Director
Papers available within Communication Design
Prescriptions for the GradCert(ComDes) and GradDip(ComDes)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Communication Design at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science Office.
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for Communication Design students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship Not currently accepting applications
For students who are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school. Candidates must be intending to enrol full-time in either the BCompSc, BSc majoring in Computer Science, or BE(Hons) majoring in Software Engineering.
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Graduate study options
Expand to read practical experience
In addition to the practical experience gained throughout the Bachelor of Design degree, you have the opportunity to undertake a real-world design project in the 300 level paper DSIGN350. In this project you work relatively independently and collaborate with your peers and with members of the professional design industry.
The final semester 300 level paper DSIGN360 involves a self-directed brief which culminates each year in a Degree Show. The Degree Show projects cover a wide range of media including web design and production, mobile design, interactive design, brand development, visual identity work, interactive installation, motion graphics, 3D animation and more.