Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Product and Furniture Design)
|Programme summary||Career opportunities||Courses & timetables||Admission requirements|
7, 360 3.0
Full-time for three years
Starts February (July intake subject to interest)
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2013:
Semester 1: 25 February - 28 June; Semester 2: 22 July - 22 November
NZ$5648 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
|Applications are now open for Semester 2|
Learn how to develop products from concept to market – from electronic products and medical equipment, to furniture, homewares and garden tools. Produce prototypes from your own computer models, use the latest design software, and work in state-of-the-art CAD laboratories and workshops.
The world of designed products is rapidly changing. Contemporary designers must be capable of working on projects that vary from the single bespoke artefact, crafted by hand, to the mass-produced product, designed on-line and manufactured in a digital lab. In the Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Product and Furniture Design) you'll explore how to bring design products from concept to market. You'll be able to develop an applied practice focused upon the design of products from concept to market. You'll be able to develop an applied practice focused upon the design of products that are realistic, creative, market sensitive and designed with a sustainable future in mind. Learn about design sketching, 2D and 3D visualisation and modelling, computer-based simulation and animation, and consumer psychology. You will also explore the practice of leading New Zealand and International designer and makers, and the design methods used by global brands.
- Recognised by industry leaders such as Scion, Design Mobel, Queensberry, Goode Industries and Criterion Group.
- In your final year, work on an individual project, designing a product and developing a functioning prototype, computer model and design report.
- A chance to work with the latest CAD software, experiment with new materials, carry out product testing, and produce prototypes.
- Guest speakers and international lecturers.
- Access to well-equipped studios, CAD laboratories, workshops, photographic studios, a machine shop, ergonomics lab and 3D digital production facilities.
Applicants are required to bring examples of previous work in a portfolio or showreel when attending interviews.
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Last edited: 19 September 2012