Learn foundations and techniques of graphic design, create a portfolio of work that interests you, and participate in workshops, projects, and community art shows.
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.
- Create graphic design pieces through small, medium, and large-scale studio projects.
- A close community of fine arts students, with plenty of opportunities for gaining work experience.
- Seminars by staff, students, and visiting professionals examining current issues in graphic design.
Graphic Design major
For the major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, complete the following courses:
At least one 300-level ARTH course must be completed if you want to be eligible for Honours in your fourth year.
If you are completing your fourth year at Honours level, you will take FINA450 Honours Research instead of the 400-level courses above.
A degree in Graphic Design prepares you for a creative industry with critical thinking, artistic and technical knowledge, and skills transferable to a number of roles.
Some career pathways could include:
- Graphic design
- Design consulting
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Fine Arts.
Fine Arts building, Block 2 – see campus maps
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
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