The students at a graphic design school in New Zealand recently took their traditional celebratory march down Victoria Avenue following graduation ceremonies.
The graphic design school at Whanganui School of Design graduated more than forty-five new graphic designers in December, including both international and home-town students.
As part of the graduating ceremonies, the graphic design school showcased the students’ work at an exhibition detailing their skills. Presentations in all sorts of disciplines were shown, including videos, websites, and animations applied to everything from story books to game applications. Media present included typography, illustrations, and book designs as well.
The students’ designs represented a clever integration of computer technology and print design according to Dr Eric Dorfman, a special speaker at the school’s graduation ceremonies and the Whanganui Regional Museum Director. During his ceremony speech, Dr Dorfman told the graduates that they were the ones who create connections and illustrate emotion. He also implied that it is important for new graduates from graphic design school programs to stay focused on their futures, prompting them to ask “where are you going” and encouraging them to participate in the topics that are important to them.
The Whanganui School of Design is a popular institution and sent 47 new students into the world with diplomas of varying degrees from the graphic design school, which are conferred jointly with the University of Waikato.
The graphic design students successfully completed their course studies with 34 earning a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design, 4 earning a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Honours), 4 earning a Postgraduate Diploma of Computer Graphic Design, 4 earning a Graduate Diploma in Animation and 1 earning a Masterate in Computer Graphic Design.