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Get a sneak peek into the achievements, adventures and sheer awesomeness of Media Design School students, award-winning alumni and acclaimed faculty. We post several times a week.

Production hot spot gains new talent pool

Production hot spot gains new talent pool

Media Design School 29 Jan 2014 Comments

Globally recognised as the epicenter of big budget film productions and home to leading AAA games studios, California will have a new talent pool to tap with the launch of Media Design School of Digital Arts at NSAD (NewSchool of Architecture and Design) in San Diego, a collaboration with the award-winning Media Design School.

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Girls in games at MDS

Girls in games at MDS

Media Design School 10 Dec 2013 Comments

Media Design School was pleased to host a room full of young women passionate about gaming during a weekend workshop.

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Still one of the best in 2013

Still one of the best in 2013

Media Design School 13 Nov 2013 Comments

3D student Mathew Monro shares his experience attending the Animago Awards in Berlin, where his work was nominated as one of the best pieces of 2013.

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Over The Moon

Over The Moon

Media Design School 24 Oct 2013 Comments

Here's your first glimpse at our latest short film, Over The Moon, created by third year students in the Bachelor of Art and Design programme.

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The games are on us

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Funeral Home Pinatas get French showing

Funeral Home Pinatas get French showing

Media Design School 12 Sep 2013 Comments

Funeral Home Pinatas premiered in France at the Annecy Film Festival and one of the students who worked on the film travelled over to see it with his own eyes.

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Getting to the guts of Gollum with Weta

Getting to the guts of Gollum with Weta

Media Design School 04 Sep 2013 Comments

It’s not everyday you get to see Gollum’s flesh and bones or find out everything you ever wanted to know about him - but that’s exactly with students did when Weta Digital Head of Animation Richard Frances-Moore dropped in for a visit.

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Guest Lecture: Head of Animation at Weta Digital

Guest Lecture: Head of Animation at Weta Digital

Media Design School 02 Sep 2013 Comments

Media Design School will welcome the Head of Weta Digital's Animation Department - Richard Frances-Moore - as a guest lecturer this week.

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NZ’s first digital entertainment expo

NZ’s first digital entertainment expo

Media Design School 01 Aug 2013 Comments

Kiwis will finally get their mits on a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One September 28-29 at New Zealand’s first digital expo – Digital Nationz.

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The Great Graduate: Alyssa Zarate

The Great Graduate: Alyssa Zarate

Media Design School 18 Jul 2013 Comments

Since graduating from Media Design School in 2011, Alyssa Zarate has worked in New Zealand and Australia where she’s built an impressive filmography as a digital artist on feature films including The Great Gatsby, Maleficent and The Wolverine. Alyssa’s next destination is Vancouver, Canada, where she’ll be working with global VFX powerhouse MPC and adding even more impressive projects to her CV.

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