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Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging

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Ignite your creativity while discovering the many exciting careers open to you in visual imaging. UCOL’s three year Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI) will give you all the necessary industry-ready skills for this vast field in photography, design, moving image, illustration and visual journalism. BAVI sits within UCOL’s school of Photography, Arts and Design (SPAD).
The programme will introduce you to a wide range of knowledge in the first year where you’ll discover your true creative and technical abilities so that you can then focus on one discipline for your final year. 
The programme is industry focused and flexible, allowing you to fine tune your career opportunities by choosing your own mixture of subjects, and even exiting with either a Certificate or Diploma after year one or two.   
BAVI Graduate Michael Watson already has a video production internship in San Francisco on his C.V. He was selected to travel to the renowned production studio Lobitos Creek Ranch at the beginning of January 2013 for a nine week visit. The internship is an ongoing part of the BAVI programme.  
“It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I love all aspects of film making but post-production is my passion. It would be great to work with the big boys at a huge production company like Industrial Light and Magic or Dreamworks”
- Michael Watson, BAVI Graduate. 


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Programme Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging - Level 7
Study Options / Duration Full-time and part-time options available , 3 years
Campuses Palmerston North
Fees Domestic $6,803.04 per yearInternational $18,759.40 per year


Palmerston North

23 February 2015 - 20 November 2015




Palmerston North
Classes are generally between the hours of 9.00am - 8.00pm Monday - Friday.

Allow 20 hours in class and an additional 20 hours lecturer-directed learning each.
Please ring Tricia Falkner for more information, phone +64 (0)69527231.


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UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. The aim is to help you find the right level of study and educational pathway for you to succeed at UCOL. For more information please download and read the UCOL Admission Guide.

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