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Media Design School

For over twenty years, the award-winning Media Design School in Auckland has been offering qualifications that speak to emerging media environments. Our faculty and students have cemented Media Design School’s reputation as New Zealand’s most awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications by creating work that is consistently regarded among the very best in the world not only in Graphic Design, but also Game ArtGame ProgrammingCreative AdvertisingMotion GraphicsInteractive Design, and 3D Animation and Visual Effects.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the creative arts community but you’re not sure which degree would suit you best, our foundation programme is a great way to discover which career in creative or digital design is for you.

In our purpose-built campus located in the innovation Precinct of Wynyard Quarter, Media Design School assists students to think globally and have opportunities beyond New Zealand. Through our unique relationship with Torrens University, Australia’s newest and fastest growing university, we focus on a commitment and promise to producing global graduates and strong industry connections, firmly rooted in a culture of social change-making, while sharing our strong Be Good ethos.

Bachelor; The evolving needs of creative industries are at the heart of development and delivery of our Bachelor of Media Design. Within three years, students develop technical, conceptual and strategic skills in their chosen major − Graphic Design, Motion Design or Interactive Online Design − as well as a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the industry and related fields making them agile in the workforce. The Bachelor of Media Design (in Graphic Design) teaches you how to communicate using text, image, and form to make visual connections. We will help cultivate your ideas into meaningful interactions.

Postgraduate; Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies, In this course you’ll have one year to refine your craft – you’ll have the opportunity focus on your interests, if you are looking for a supportive hands-on learning environment that focuses on developing practical skills through working on self-initiated projects, then the Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies (GDCT) is for you. The GDCT will help you further develop your production and design skills through project-based and problem-solution learning. You’ll investigate, propose and produce projects in the creative area of your choice that compliment your existing skill-set. As you choose your own research topic, you may opt to work across multiple disciplines, to broaden your skill base and increase your career options.

Media Design School Graduates; Recent graduate Dannah Soriano said “I chose MDS because of its reputation being the #1 digital school in Asia Pacific. And since it’s a relatively small institution, there’s a higher chance of being mentored outside class hours.” Graduates from our programmes go on to work in a diverse range of careers, depending on the focus. Hear what our graduates have to say about MDS in this Hot New Things feature.



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