Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Length

3 years

Level

Level 5 - 7

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Intro

Creativity lies at the heart of almost everything we do. And, in a fast-paced, forever-changing world, some of the key skills you’ll need to thrive and survive are creativity, flexibility and adaptability. Enter the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design.

A project-based learning approach will place you at the centre of the learning experience throughout the delivery of this three-year programme. By engaging in a series of in-house and real-life projects, you’ll utilise various media including print, paint, sculpture, graphic design and 3D design to develop the skills needed for a career in the ever-growing creative industries.

Outline

During this programme you’ll learn key theory and techniques within a project-based environment on your way to becoming a professional artist or designer. Some projects will be individually focused, others collaborative. Some will be prescribed, others will demand self-directed learning. All of these projects will weave together to form your BVAD.  Subject areas will include:

  • 3D design: wood, clay, metal, plastics
  • Print: woodblock, silkscreen, photo-silkscreen, etching
  • Intron press and 3D printing
  • Drawing and design
  • Computer graphics: industry standard graphics software, digital photography, video, web design
  • Sculpture and installation
  • Painting: acrylics, oils, new media
  • Design: furniture, interior, spatial
  • Art and design history/theory

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay campus, or simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

The overall aim of this programme is to educate and encourage you to think creatively, act professionally and develop the technical skills required for a successful career as a practising artist and/or designer. You could find yourself working on your own or in part of a team in one of the following areas:

  • Spatial or interior design
  • Furniture design
  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • CAD design
  • Illustrator
  • Painter
  • Sculptor

Dates

There is one entry date per year:

  • Mid February

Entry

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Study Pathways

Graduates can go on study a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters .  Look at our works ideaschool.ac.nz