Graphic Design

University of Canterbury

12 months
22997 USD/year
4935 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Initial studies in this Graphic Design at University of Canterbury subject deal with the pragmatic processes and components of graphic design, with a focus on typography. Advancing studies become more self-motivated as students define areas of research that interest them.


Seminars given by staff, visiting professionals and other students address current issues in graphic design and help students locate their interests within the tradition and trajectory of contemporary design.


Postgraduate study in Graphic Design at University of Canterburycan bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses towards the Graphic Design major begin in your second year. To complete the major you will need to take the following courses throughout the degree:

  • Graphic Design 2A
  • Graphic Design 2B
  • ARTH course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must normally have completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours or equivalent with good grades in relevant subjects or significant professional practice or teaching experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22997 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22997 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4935 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4935 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Students - 7,683 NZD
  • International Students - 35,800 NZD


Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way to fund your university study.

Student loans and allowances

For domestic students, the most common option for funding your study is the New Zealand government's student loans and allowances. Here you can learn more about what they cover, and how to apply.

Overseas financial aid

If you are an international student coming to UC, you may be eligible for tuition or other financial aid from your home country, so make sure to check all your overseas financial aid options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Graphic Design
University of Canterbury