Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) in ARA Institute of Canterbury

Last Updated on April 14, 2021 by West Highlander

ARA Institute of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 3 years

Intake: February and July

*Fee: $21920

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In Bachelor of Design majoring Visual Communication Design at ARA, learn to generate new ideas, solve problems and design innovative solutions for the problems that occur in advertising, marketing and communication design. Core skills taught include design strategies, related to graphics, branding and communication, typography, art direction, drawing and illustration.

Career Outcomes:

  • Roles of Advertising agency/design studio creative.

  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • App designer
  • Book/magazine illustrator
  • Motion graphic designer
  • A designer or curator in magazine
    Entry criteria:


    The Students done with their 10+2 should apply to ARA to study Bachelor of design with their portfolio.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS test – Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    3. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)
    4. Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic) score of 50

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