• DO YOU WANT A CAREER IN DESIGN?

    Use your creative talent as a career and be part of one of the biggest industries in New Zealand.

    Since 1993, The Design School has helped hundreds of students achieve their dreams.

    We teach the foundation skills you need to gain qualifications up to Level 4 (including NCEA) and get into the best degree and diploma courses throughout the country. An increasing number of graduates are also launching their own career as a designer straight from level 4.

    Each course has options in Graphic Design or Fashion Design but the skills can help you in to any of the design disciplines.

  • NCEA LEVEL 2 - 80 Credits

    26 WEEKS - ZERO FEES - All ages - Whangarei only

    This programme is a great introduction for anyone who wants to explore their creative talent and begin formal qualifications towards a career in design. Study a range of subjects including drawing, design thinking and critical thinking, graphic design and computer graphics or fashion design.

    Open entry to all applicants without a level 2 qualification. No age restrictions.

    Zero Fees (Eligible for StudyLink support).

    Completely free! We supply all the material, equipment and resources you need to be successful.

    This course is designed so you can start anytime.

  • FOUNDATION SKILLS IN DESIGN - 120 Credits

    Level 2 including NCEA Level 2 - Under 20 years old - Palmerston North only

    This level 2 programme is for creative people under 20 years old who need an extension beyond the Secondary School Curriculum or who want an alternative to School.

    Open entry to all applicants without a level 2 qualification under 20 years old.

    Study a range of subjects including drawing, design thinking and critical thinking, graphic design and computer graphics or fashion design.

    Students gain a knowledge in the Adobe software and develop on graphic design, design thinking and computer graphics.

    Completely free! We supply all the material, equipment and resources you need to be successful.

    This course is designed so you can start anytime.

  • BRIDGING GRAPHIC OR FASHION DESIGN - 240 Credits

    Two years including Level 3 and 4 Qualifications - Whangarei and Palmerston North

    The level 3 and 4 programme is designed for those who want to gain a broad range of creative skills. This course is for creative students who would like to focus on design full-time as an alternative to NCEA Level 3. At the end of the course you will have a portfolio to either further their study or get straight into the industry.

    Course Fees $5320 per year (Eligible for StudyLink support).
    This fee covers all tuition costs, materials and equipment.

  • DUAL PATHWAYS - up to 40 credits

    Part-time study for Secondary School students - Whangarei and Palmerston North

    This programme is designed for Secondary School students who would like to gain the Creative Industries Vocational Pathway with a focus on Graphic Design & Computer Graphics or Fashion Design & Textiles. It allows you to study in a dedicated design studio one or two days per week while continuing with other school subjects.

    Students study a range of subjects including drawing, design thinking and critical thinking, graphic design  & computer graphics or fashion design & garment construction.

    30 weeks per year either two days per week, 8am-4pm or one day per week plus one week blocks in each term holiday.

Contact us to launch your design career today.

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