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Media Design School brings industry into the classroom and puts students on the fast track to a successful career.

Learn from experts in the field and collaborate with professionals on award-winning projects that will open studio doors. 

New Zealand’s first PlayStation university

Media Design School has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to become the only tertiary institute in New Zealand where students can develop for PlayStation platforms as part of the Game Programming qualification.

Working with Weta

Weta is one of the biggest employers of Media Design School graduates and we frequently welcome guest speakers to the school.

In recent years, the 3D Department has collaborated with Weta on several award-winning animated productions including Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game.

Weta Senior Concept Artist Greg Broadmore says: “Working at Weta for over 10 years, I’ve seen what our industry can do, and I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of the most ridiculously talented people in film. But it’s an even rarer treat to see the up-and-coming artists from Media Design School showing what the future of visual effects in New Zealand holds.”

Saatchi & Saatchi Graduate School

Media Design School has partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand to launch a new graduate school focusing on digital innovation, Media Design Graduate School (The Graduate School), in Auckland.

Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand CEO Nicky Bell says: “We believe that this collaboration will be hugely beneficial to both the next generation of our industry’s talent and to our agency.”

Medikidz games for good

The world’s first global children’s healthcare brand Medikidz is teaming up with Media Design School to develop a one-of-a-kind gaming experience.

This amazing partnership will bring Medikidz’s larger than life superhero team on an all-new adventure inside the human body to explore Type 1 Diabetes in a way they never have before; a video game.

VIP Guest Speakers

Media Design School frequently welcomes industry guests into the classroom including some of the biggest names in the industry from studios such as Rovio, Naughty Dog, Pixar, Disney, Blizzard, Valve and LucasFilm.

Industry Panels

Each qualification has a dedicated industry panel who ensures the programme remains relevant and meets industry demand.