Design of the moving image is at the heart of digital design. It covers everything from 3D animation, cinema, serious gaming and visual effects to motion graphics/television commercials, mobile phone apps and interactive installations for performance. 3D animation is also becoming heavily involved in the medical industry, engineering, health and recreation, architecture, gallery facilities and education. NZ has become extremely well regarded in digital design, a field the Government recognises as of high importance and is keen to help develop.
The Digital Design major in the Bachelor of Design degree (BDes) enables you to become a problem solver and effective story teller. This means that you will be able to approach each digital design project with a variety of creative solutions.
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115024 Creative Process (15)
115100 Core Studio Art and Design (30)
115101 Core Theory Art and Design (15)
115131 Pictorial Studies (30)
115132 History, Culture, Context I (15)
115400 Digital Technology and Design I (15)
Year 2 papers - 120 points in total
Second year digital core papers are Digital Technology and Design and History, Culture and Context. There is also an elective project.
116008 History, Culture, Context II (30)
116200 Elective Project (15)
116401 Digital Technology and Design II (45)
Year 3 papers - 120 points in total
In the third year there are 2 core papers, Digital Technology and Design III and Professional Practice.
During the Professional Practice paper in Year 3 you will have an industry speaker every week that covers their field and their business.
You will complete 60 hours of work experience in any field you wish to enter. This provides networking opportunities, solid work experience and the opportunity to further develop your showreel (digital portfolio) content.
117301 Professional Practice (15)
117402 Digital Technology and Design III (60)
With a further three papers (45 points) from Digital Design electives.
DIGITAL DESIGN ELECTIVES:
116404 Visual Effects (15)
116405 Animation (15)
116407 Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics (15)
116408 Interactive Design and Game Development (15)
117014 Experimental Studies (15)
117015 Digital Cinema Studies (15)
117210 Contextual Studies (15)
117405 Animation Studies (30)
117406 Visual Effects Studies (30)