Graphic Design

  • Graphic Design
    Graphic Design students have the opportunity to work on the award-winning magazine Bulletin, published by Ilam Press at Te Kura Kōwaiwai | Ilam School of Fine Arts.



Initial studies in this 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.

Students are introduced to current technology throughout their courses. Alongside digital processes and artefacts, students are also encouraged to investigate other more traditional processes, such as screen printing.

There is strong competition for places in the Intermediate Year (first year) of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – see the degree page for information on entry requirements and how to apply.

Contact us

Te Kura Kōwaiwai | Ilam School of Fine Arts

Phone +64 3 369 3377

Fine Arts building, Block 2 – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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