1. We're the #1 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Game Art school in the Asia Pacific Region
Media Design School was named as the fourth best school in the world to study VFX/Animation and Game Art with by the Autodesk Sponsored CG Student Awards 2015, making us not only the top-ranked school in the Asia Pacific region, but one of the best tertiary providers in our field globally.
2. The creative industries want our students
The Colmar Brunton 2014 Employer Claims Survey showed that New Zealand employers rate Media Design School as the top tertiary institute for supplying graduates with the technical skills necessary to be a valuable employee; the skill most valued by employers in the creative sector who are considering hiring new graduates.
We also ranked highly in providing graduates that are better prepared to make valuable contributions in the workplace and rated the highest out of all of the other institutes included in the survey on offering real-world project experience to our students.
3. Our graduates take on the world
Whether it's Graphic Design graduate Marian DeSouza, who works as the Creative Marketing Designer at Drom Fragrances International's NY Studio, Ad School alum Andy Wyeth, the Lead Creative Interactive at Parasol Island in Düsseldorf, Germany; or former Art and Design student Matthew Monroe, the Assistant Technical Director at Weta Digital, our graduates go on to secure some of the most exciting jobs in the creative industries. Find out more about where our graduates end up.
4. We simulate the realities of the workplace
Media Design School's teaching style has been created to simulate the real world industry as closely as possible. From their very first day at Media Design School, our students will be studying in a studio-like environment using state of the art, industry aligned software and technology. Through project-based learning and live briefs, our students take risks and push boundaries in the fields of new and emerging digital technologies.
5. We have boutique class sizes
Study at Media Design School and you'll never just be a number. Our small class sizes and selective intakes mean that our classes are filled with some of New Zealand's most dedicated and creative students. Find out more about our learning environment here.
6. We produce award-winning work
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.
7. Our faculty is internationally renowned
Our award-winning programme leaders, lecturers and tutors come from diverse array of digital disciplines and bring their real-world industry experience to Media Design School. Find out more about our incredible faculty here.
8. We're well connected
Media Design School is also part of Laureate International Universities, the world's largest private university group. With over 80 universities in 28 countries, this international connection ensures that Media Design School is able to access faculty and resources across prestigious design universities globally. Read more about Laureate.