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Welcome to CGD at Waikato

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are enhanced by the unique skills students will gain from this programme and can lead to work in a variety of areas including:

  • Brand Identity
  • Web Design
  • Animation
  • Interactive media
  • Advertising Systems design
  • Computer games
  • Time-based media
  • Computer illustration
  • Web media
  • Digital graphic effects
  • 3D modelling
  • Digital typography
  • Typographic Design

Nau mai, haere mai!

Welcome to Computer Graphic Design at The University of Waikato.

What is CGD at Waikato?

Computer Graphic Design is a creative process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas. It begins with a message that, in the hands of a talented designer, is transformed into communication that transcends mere words.

The University of Waikato Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) degree is a specialist three-year design degree which will enable you to combine skills in visual art, creativity and lateral thinking with an ability to problem solve and a focus on new technology.

This professional degree is unique in New Zealand and in line with new international developments in design education.

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BCGD (Hons)

Students who complete the three-year Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design may also be invited to enrol in a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design with Honours (BCGD (Hons)) degree.

CGD Research

Computer Graphic Design creates a large field of research. Find out what the CGD Research Group are up to.


Flying the flag for New Zealand

Fieldays Flag DesignsAs the debate for and against changing the New Zealand flag heats up, the University of Waikato let flag designs play out virtually at its interactive stand at this year's National Agricultural Fieldays.

Degree Show 2016

Launch: 27 October