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We offer a range of immersive programmes for students, professionals, and executives across a wide range of digital disciplines. Find out more about what we offer.

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Auckland, NZ

Foundation Course

Diploma in Digital Creativity

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Diploma Level 5 (120 Credits)

This course opens doors. It's a bridge into one of our degree programmes, or perfect if you dream about a creative career but not sure where you want to specialize. Over the year you will get experience in creative fields of graphic design, interactive design, motion graphics and 3D modeling.... View more

Auckland, NZ

3D Animation & Visual Effects

Bachelor of Art & Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree, NZQF Level 7 (420 Credits) 1.2 EFTS per year

For a 3D & VFX professional, work is play. In our post-production film environment, you'll be creating the impossible. You’ll have the tools to take us to new worlds, shape picturesque beauty, and then, if you like, blow it to smithereens. Our highly experienced lecturers will immerse you in... View more

Auckland, NZ

Game Art

Bachelor of Creative Technologies

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7, 420 credits, 1.2 EFTS a year

There are literally no limits to what you can create as a Game Artist. The magic happens when your crazy ideas and daydreams are brought to life in a collaborative environment, turning them into experiences to share with the world. If you were born to create breathtaking environments and... View more

Auckland, NZ

Game Programming

Bachelor of Software Engineering

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (420 credits) 1.2 EFTS per year

When becoming a Game Programmer, you’ll learn best while doing. You’ll code, you’ll craft, and in the end, you’ll leave us with a gaming portfolio like no other. Being the only school in New Zealand able to work on the PlayStation platform is just another reason why our graduates are in... View more

Auckland, NZ

Interactive Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (360 credits) 1.0 EFTS per year

Interactive Design is a science and an art, bound only by ever-improving developments in technology. Human behaviour drives interaction with digital interfaces and this course gives you the fundamentals in user-interface and user-experience design - a sought after specialist skill of Front End... View more

Auckland, NZ

Graphic Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (360 credits) 1.0 EFTS per year

Visual language and tone is the Graphic Designer’s domain. You’ll learn how to develop an idea using text, image, and layouts to create visuals that have meaning. In this course you'll test out graphic, motion and interactive design before deciding what you’d like to specialise in. At the... View more

Auckland, NZ

Motion Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree, NZQF Level 7, (420 Credits), 1.2 EFTS per year

Making graphics move, the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer, adds a new dimension to storytelling. Motion design is about creating the mini-stories found within music videos, promotional videos, television commercials, film and in social content. View more

Auckland, NZ

Creative Advertising

Diploma in Creative Advertising

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Diploma Level 6 (160 Credits)

One of New Zealand's most nationally and internationally awarded schools, the AdSchool works as a simulated creative department in which our currency is ideas for print, film, apps, games, content and social media that people notice, love, play with and share. View more

Auckland, NZ

Graduate Studies

Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Graduate Diploma Level 7 (145 credits)

Think of this course as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll have one year to refine your craft - you'll have the opportunity focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D, interactive and web design, graphic design, or VFX & motion... View more

Online

Design Management

Certificate in Design Management

  • 11 months - Part-time
  • Not accredited by NZQA

Design management is the business side of design... this course will teach you the design processes to help you more effectively manage agencies, media producers and graphic designers.This programme is also perfect for creative professionals wanting to progress into the world of art direction,... View more

Online

Digital Design & Communication

Certificate in Digital Design & Communication

  • 11 months - Part-time
  • Not accredited by NZQA

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of creative digital media processes, by exploring visual design fundamentals, graphic design, web design, 3D modelling, and digital video. Study online at your own pace! View more

Online

Entrepreneurship for Creative Professionals

Certificate in Entrepreneurship for the Creative Professions

  • 11 Months - Part-time
  • Not accredited by NZQA

This course is offered online so you can study at your own pace, to suit your own schedule. In a unique global classroom setting, this is an opportunity to enrich your learning experience by getting support from others all around the world as you go along. View more

Hi my name is Lauren, and I'm from the Admissions team here at Media Design School. Please contact me if you have any questions on admissions@mediadesignschool.com

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