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Portfolio Submission for 2016 Entry


BCGD applicants are required to submit a portfolio with their enrolment application. We will not be evaluating your design abilities as these skills will be taught during the degree. We are interested in seeing your creative ideas, originality, curiosity and imagination, and how you implement this within your creative visual work.

A portfolio containing 10 pieces of work is required. The 10 pieces should include finished pieces and pieces still under development. We would like to see work in progress or work developed during planning a project as well as finished work to help us understand your creative-thinking process.

The portfolio selection should include examples of ideas and creative process as well as finished pieces such as:

  • Drawings
  • Computer Generated Images
  • Sketches
  • Photography
  • Websites
  • Animation
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Fashion
  • Digital Story Telling

Submission Process

Submit your portfolio after you have completed an online application to enrol.

  • You can submit your portfolio as printed copies of work, as digital files or a combination of both. Please do not submit originals. Original pieces can be photographed and submitted as digital files on a CD or DVD, with individual works clearly labelled.  Each of the ten pieces should be accompanied by a short (100 word max.) description of the work and its purpose and process of production.
  • Mount work on light board.
  • Do not bend or roll for postage.
  • Please include the ID Number that you will receive during this online application process when naming your portfolio.

Send Your Portfolio to

Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton 3240, NEW ZEALAND

Entry Interviews

You may be required to attend an interview in Hamilton with CGD teaching staff.

Submission Deadlines

While there is no close off date, it is strongly recommended that applications and portfolios are received by 16 October 2015. Positions fill quickly!  Correct and full entries received by this date may also be eligible for consideration for the Computer Graphic Design Fees Scholarship.

Computer Graphic Design students can also apply for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme with Computer Graphic Design as their creative art.  This Scholarship is available to school leavers and current tertiary students. For more information and to apply, see


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Apply now for the CGD Fees Scholarship

The Computer Graphic Design Fees Scholarship is open to applicants who are enrolling in the first year of study towards an undergraduate degree with a major in Computer Graphic Design at the University of Waikato.  Applications close 16 October 2015.

Final Year & Honours
Degree Shows 2015

 19 - 21 October

10am - 4pm daily

S Block Foyer
The University of Waikato
Hillcrest, Hamilton
New Zealand

CGD Exhibition 2015