Wintec’s new design and communication degrees for 2018 have been created to prepare you for the rapidly changing workplace you will graduate into.
Wintec has launched new Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Communication degrees for 2018. What’s different about these is they include a major workplace-based component helping ensure grads come out with a strong understanding of freelance and business skills.
Wintec engaged with some of New Zealand's top media people, broadcasters and designers to gain an insight into what needs to be taught now.
Old ways no longer the best way
Head of Wintec’s School of Media Arts, Sam Cunnane, says the challenges we are facing in today’s world can’t be solved by using old ways of doing things.
“We need to be good at change and we need to future-focus what we teach so it will stand up to the needs of rapidly changing workplaces.
“We’re moving into a world where half of the creative workforce are working outside the creative industries. For example, business consultancies are employing design thinkers, and there’s a huge role for design in social innovation.
“Students also need to learn the soft skills that are going to make them thrive in a range of roles within the creative industries, and as problem-solvers in organisations across many sectors.”
Both three-year degrees can be studied full-time or part-time. The Bachelor of Communication is for those who want to work in media, journalism, communication and public relations. The Bachelor of Design will lead to a range careers in visual communication and design or fashion design.