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.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Diploma

Media Design School

One of New Zealand's most nationally and internationally awarded schools, the AdSchool works as a simulated creative department in which the accepted currency is ideas fo ... [+]

One of New Zealand's most nationally and internationally awarded schools, the AdSchool works as a simulated creative department in which the accepted currency is ideas for print, film, apps, games, content and social media that people notice, love, play with and share. It's a combination of challenge, hard work and fun that has not only seen us ranked in the top five most creative advertising schools on the planet, it has also seen our grads working as art directors and copywriters all over the world.

Careers & Industry

The Creative Advertising programme prepares students to enter the creative departments of advertising agencies by arming them with the core skills of creative problem solving and how to talk about ideas to others in a concise and compelling manner; both of which are lifelong skills infinitely transferable across any number of disciplines, particularly those associated with commercial creativity.... [-]

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February 2020
Full-time
1 year
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Media Design School

Looking to get started in the creative industries but not sure where to begin? That's where our diploma comes in. During the year, you will get a taste of graphic and int ... [+]

Looking to get started in the creative industries but not sure where to begin? That's where our diploma comes in. During the year, you will get a taste of graphic and interactive design, motion graphics, and 3D modelling. Every journey has to start somewhere, and if you're not sure which degree suits you, then this is a great way to discover which creative path you want to venture down.

Careers & Industry

This course will give you a taste of what it will be like working in the fields of creative and digital technologies. You'll be working in a studio-like environment and will become accustomed to deadlines, managing and collaborating on projects, and presenting your ideas.

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February 2020
Full-time
1 year
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Graduate Diploma

Media Design School

Think of this programme 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 ... [+]

Think of this programme 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 graphics. That means when you are ready to pursue your chosen career, your raw talent will be finely tuned and raring to go.

Careers & Industry

Creative technologies is an ever-developing space, and post-graduate studies allows you to focus on new ways of doing things and become highly specialized. Like any Media Design School course, you'll be immersed in a studio-like environment thereby gaining practical industry skills that are important to employers. 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.... [-]

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February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus

Postgraduate Certificate

Media Design School

When completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Design, you'll analyse design issues, develop new design strategies, and critically examine design practice. You'll also wor ... [+]

If you've already established a career in the field of creative technologies or digital design but are new to the world of tertiary education, then a Postgraduate Certificate in Design may be the right academic pathway for you.

The Postgraduate Certificate is designed to extend your knowledge of design theory and practical skills in a particular digital design discipline whilst giving you the academic foundation to undertake further postgraduate study.

When completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Design, you'll analyse design issues, develop new design strategies, and critically examine design practice. You'll also work collaboratively with students from across of range of specialisations, giving you a truly interdisciplinary design perspective. ... [-]

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February 2020
Full-time
15 weeks
Campus

Postgraduate Diploma

Media Design School

The Postgraduate Diploma is ideal for anyone who has completed a Bachelors degree in a design-related field or a Postgraduate Certificate in Design. ... [+]

The Postgraduate Diploma is ideal for anyone who has completed a Bachelors degree in a design-related field or a Postgraduate Certificate in Design.

Take the next step in your academic career by exploring the latest, most relevant professional practice in design. You'll also develop the tools to interpret, analyse and critique design principles and create new interdisciplinary design strategies.

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Design will be able to progress into Media Design School's Master of Design programme.

Career Pathways

Possible career pathways for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Design include both strategic and design positions within design studios, companies and consultancy agencies:... [-]

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February 2020
Full-time
30 weeks
Campus

Video Walkthrough - Media Design School, Auckland

Welcome to Media Design School