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Graphic Design, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
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.
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Overview

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.

Career 

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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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.
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  • National Students - 7,683 NZD
  • International Students - 35,800 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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Student loans and allowances

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Overseas financial aid

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