Media Design School

Introduction

Award-winning education designed by industry and delivered by professionals

Media Design School is New Zealand’s most-awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications.

Specialising in the teaching of industry-standard skills and knowledge, Media Design School provides a vibrant and energetic creative culture for students from around the globe.

Our media design programmes have been developed by industry professionals and educators, cater for a range of experience levels, and are both highly relevant and production-oriented.

Media Design School’s graduates go on to work in the world’s leading design, game development, film and animation studios and have contributed to blockbuster movies including The Hobbit, Avatar, King Kong and films from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Bachelor of Art & Design - 3D Animation & Visual Effects

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Bachelor of Art and Design (3D Animation and Visual Effects) delivers a comprehensive technical skillset and essential project experience [+]

Create the impossible. Develop stunning 3D Animation and imagery and learn how to use visual effects to blow stuff up...without accidentally blowing your computer up! Our award-winning faculty will take you on an immersive journey; teaching you the basics of modeling, rendering, lighting, and technical direction that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, industry-level short film in your final year.

Careers & Industry

To succeed in the film post-production industry, you'll need to be proficient and confident in using industry standard visual effects software. You'll also need experience applying creative thinking and problem-solving in a collaborative and demanding environment. Employers value our graduates because this course focuses on the technical skills and soft skills you'll need in the industry.... [-]


Bachelor of Creative Technologies - Game Art

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) is New Zealand’s only degree specialising in game art. Over three years, you develop artistic style through a combination of traditional art, 3D animation and visual effects using industry-standard [+]

Create beautiful environments and characters and use these assets to develop immersive experiences to share with people in an industry that is bigger than the music and movie sectors put together. From 2D platformers to 3D brawlers, you'll be devising and creating your own interactive stories, digital illustrations, concept art and games that will be viewed by an international audience of game enthusiasts. Within the first sixteen weeks of your first year, you'll have created your very own 2D game and, by the time you've finished your degree, you'll have collaborated with other game artists and programmers alike to develop an industry-level game.

Careers & Industry

If you are serious about fast-tracking your way into this multi-million dollar global industry, you'll want to make a beeline to a dedicated course that mirrors the industry environment. You'll also want to get alongside lecturers with industry experience who can give you industry insights. Over three years, this course will help you develop your artistic style and technical skills through a combination of traditional art practices and using industry standard software.... [-]


Bachelor of Media Design in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 New Zealand Auckland Australia Adelaide USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok + 8 more

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Graphic Design will teach you how to communicate using text, images, and form to make visual connections and craft ideas into meaningful interactions. [+]

A Bachelor of Media Design specializing in Graphic Design will teach you how to communicate using text, images, and form to make visual connections and craft ideas into meaningful interactions. By the end of your third year, you will have designed, constructed and documented a body of work in a portfolio that represents your perspective as an emerging professional designer.

Careers & Industry

Graphic Design teaches you how to communicate using text, image, and form to make visual connections and how to craft seeds of ideas and information into meaningful interactions.

During your first year, you will be introduced to graphic design disciplines, historical influences and the theories, principles and processes of graphic design. Some of the topics covered include market research, typography and brand identity.... [-]


Bachelor of Media Design in Interactive Design

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 New Zealand Auckland Australia Adelaide USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok + 8 more

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. [+]

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. As you move along the course, you’ll experiment with a variety of interactive and dynamic design theories and be immersed in fundamental digital design processes such as front-end web development, interactive programming, and content management systems. You'll also devise interactive design solutions in response to creative and technical briefs from industry.

Careers & Industry

Interactive Design will give you the fundamentals in both user-interface and user-experience design; two highly sought after specialist skills for Front-End Developers, Website Developers, and Mobile Application Designers.... [-]


Bachelor of Media Design in Motion Design

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Auckland Australia Adelaide USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok + 8 more

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. [+]

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. Specialise in Motion Design and we'll teach you key technical skills such as 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography so that you have the experience and evidence of working to a variety of client briefs.

Careers & Industry

The design comes to life as you develop motion graphics for commercials, title sequences, music videos, and television. The course includes 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. Graduates enter the industry with a portfolio that showcases their ability to answer client briefs, collaborate across multiple disciplines and experience working in production.... [-]


Bachelor of Software Engineering - Game Programming

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 New Zealand Auckland USA San Diego Italy Milan Thailand Bangkok Australia Adelaide + 8 more

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) is the only degree of its kind in New Zealand and delivers a highly developed technical knowledge base and skill-set. Work across multiple game platforms including PlayStation using commercial grade [+]

When becoming a Game Programmer, you'll learn best while doing. You'll code, you'll craft and, in the end, you'll graduate with a gaming portfolio like no other. By the end of your third year at Media Design School, you'll have worked with other like-minded programmers and artists to develop an industry level game, giving you the perfect showreel to kick-start your professional career.

Better yet, Media Design School is the only school in New Zealand who has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's PlayStation First Academic Development Programme, giving our students the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation platform.

Careers & Industry

To be a game developer you'll need both the experience and practical skills to be able to work across multiple game platforms and the ability to collaborate in a group that simulates the industry environment.... [-]


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