|Host University Website:||Click to visit|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2014||10/15/2013 **||Rolling Admission||02/03/2014||06/05/2014|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior||Housing Options:||Host Family, Residence Halls|
|Language Courses Offered:||No||Internships Available:||No|
Wanganui School of Design
University of Wisconsin-Stout students have an opportunity to gain international experience studying and traveling in New Zealand while earning credit toward their degree program. The Wanganui School of Design, part of the Universal College of Learning, offers coursework in Graphic Design for UW-Stout students. The school emerged in the late 1980s and soon gained an international reputation for experimental work in new media and graphic design. Today, they are a creditable and distinctive voice in design education.
The Wanganui School of Design occupies its own multistory building in central Wanganui. Spacious studio environments attract highly motivated students and staff from many parts of the world. Instruction focuses on working through a process of creative collaboration and extending the boundaries of talent towards fulfilling personal potential. Computer suites are among the best in the Pacific Rim, with state of the art technology for multimedia authoring, graphic design exploration and digital imaging.
Wanganui is the gateway to the North Island National Parks and ski fields. It is also close to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Wanganui has a pleasant climate- summers are warm and dry with temperatures ranging between 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are mild with temperatures ranging between 35 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Wanganui is culturally rich with an excellent art gallery, museum, opera house, community arts center, library, and a cinema with three movie theaters. Wanganui offers a wide range of cultural and sporting opportunities as well as parks and historical places of interest.
Cooks Gardens is one of New Zealand's leading outdoor sports venues. This venue attracts world class athletes and riders to the city. Representative rugby games are played at Cooks Gardens during the winter months. The Wanganui River provides a source for recreation such as rowing, waterskiing, jetboating, canoeing, windsurfing and jet skiing. The paddle steamer 'Waimarie' travels daily up the river.
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Students will work with their program director or academic adviser to choose 3-4 classes that can be used to meet degree requirements. The method of instruction is similar to that in the U.S., but students are typically expected to do more independent work outside of class. Grades are typically based more on written work and a large exam at the end of the semester rather than on periodic quizzes. In general students studying in New Zealand need to be a mature, self-directed, and have excellent writing and thinking skills to have a good learning experience abroad.
Explore course descriptions for Graphic Design here-
Paper Descriptors - Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design.pdf
This program is for Graphic Design majors only.
Year One Please click here to view timetable information
Year Two Please click here to view timetable information
Year Three Please click here to view timetable information
Accomodation: The International Office at Wanganui School of Design houses students in fully furnished flats. Students have private bedrooms but share the bathroom, kitchen and lounge with four to six other students. Students prepare most meals at their accommodation.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in New Zealand. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students will need to have a visa to study in New Zealand. The current cost of a visa is free for U.S. citizens. The Office of International Education can assist you with this process.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from New Zealand. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in New Zealand before or after the program.
To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.
We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.