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NZD 29425

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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 Free

Application Fee

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12 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

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

Communication Design, also known as graphic design or visual communication design, is the communication of messages and ideas across visual media platforms.

Why study Communication Design?

Enjoy the freedom of creative expression, developing design skills for web and print design and motion graphics, and excel in arranging typography, form, and images for impactful and effective visual communication. You will be recognised for the quality of your contribution to our visual culture.

As a communication designer, you will work to combine type and image to attract an audiences's attention and deliver your client's messages.

Communication designers work in areas such as branding, environmental graphics, wayfinding systems, editorial design (newspapers, magazines, books), catalogues, museum displays and every aspect of our visual landscape where there is a communication need.  You will find communication designers working in digital mediums too, and the Communication Design major offers opportunities for you to learn web design and motion graphic design as well.

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Additional Information

Program Level Graduate Certificate/Diploma

College/University Processing Time 7 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Program Intake

Open

Jul 2024

Closed

Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6 IELTS Score
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

    The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

    Average Tuition Fee Per Year

    29425

    Tuition Fee
    (NZD)

     Free

    Application Fee
    (NZD)

    20000 Per year

    Average Cost of Living
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    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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    Scholarships

    The University of Waikato and our partners offer a range of scholarships and awards to assist students with fees and living expenses, and to support academic and research excellence. To search our database to find a scholarship or award that is right for you, use the filters on this page. If you are new to study here and unable to find a suitable scholarship, please contact us and outline your situation (e.g., transferring from another university).


    Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for India

    Value: Up to NZD$15,000 towards tuition fees

    Study Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught), Postgraduate (Research)

    Subject Area: Any

    Closing Date: Applications for 2024 can be submitted at any time

    Eligibility

    This Scholarship is intended to support talented international students from India who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$15,000, and will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate excellent academic achievement.
     

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