The Design and Arts College of New Zealand is the South Island’s only tertiary institute dedicated to design and arts education. D&A is New Zealand government funded (TEC) and registered (NZQA). D&A courses are designed and taught by industry professionals, to ensure student success in the creative industries. Thousands of D&A graduates are now working as professionals in their field in New Zealand and around the world. D&A has been operating for 30 years. The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A) bring students from all over the world together with industry professionals to create a community of people passionate about design and arts.
Faculties: Courses - Fine Arts - Contemporary photography - Graphic Design - Architectural Design - Interior Design - Fashion Design - Makeup Design
D&A educate the next generation of designers and artists in the following courses: Foundation, Foundation Preparation, Fine Arts, Contemporary Photography, Graphic Design, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and Makeup Design.
Courses offered at Design and Arts College are: Fine Arts, Contemporary photography, Graphic Design, Architectural design, Interior design, Fashion design and Makeup design.
Students who complete the Certificate in Design and Arts Preparation course successfully will be accepted for any certificate or diploma course offered at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand (except Architecture)
During the first week of College, all new students follow an orientation program. This is designed to welcome new students to the D&A community and to provide a detailed introduction to study.
Once a student completes their education at D&A they have the opportunity to join the alumni. The alumni provide weekly updates about job opportunities and networking events in the local and international marketplace.
D&A is situated in two of New Zealand’s largest cities, the cultural precinct of Christchurch and in the central city of Auckland.
D&A’s facilities create an ideal atmosphere for creativity and interaction. Facilities include studios, lecture rooms, galleries, computer labs, research facilities and production studios. Our studio based teaching environment encourages learning through design exploration. Closely guided by tutors, students are encouraged to develop their own creative direction as artists and designers. We encourage and support students from diverse backgrounds. Our entries criteria are flexible, ensuring students are assessed not just on their academic background, but on their creative ability and passion.
D&A’s studio-based classes, supportive tutors, and student services ensure that all students with focus, commitment and passion succeed in their goals.