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Visual communication is one of the most universal forms of design. It is at the heart of how our world works; guiding, informing, persuading, and inspiring us every day.
Visual communication design is a major within the Bachelor of Design with Honours.
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The world is undergoing a radical shift in how people communicate, work and share ideas. More people can share more ideas in more ways than ever before - photos, video, animations, tweets, graphics and experiences. We can connect with people across countries, languages and cultures. People can interact with governments and corporates in new ways, and they are using the same tools to try to influence us.
Visual communication design offers huge scope and flexibility. At Massey, we teach a diverse range of media, like print, web and video, and give you the chance to try all of them. You’ll learn to solve complex design problems, and follow your interests and aspirations by developing a higher level of expertise in a specific area. We set you up for the real world, where you’ll work collaboratively, adapt to new ideas and technologies, and turn your hand to whatever needs to be done.
There has never been a more exciting time to be a visual communicator. There are opportunities to work in areas such as publishing, branding, interactivity and entertainment. But there is also a growing demand for graduates who can apply design thinking at a strategic level in business, government, and within social and civic enterprises.
Massey design graduates with a visual communication design major are employed in a diverse range of enterprises in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America and beyond. They work for design firms and consultancies, advertising agencies, IT and web design firms, film studios, post-production companies, and publications. Some are self-employed freelance illustrators and designers, or have set up their own successful companies.
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