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Find out more about the Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelors and Graduate Diplomas programmes that are offered by Media Design School both in New Zealand and overseas.

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Master of Design

Master of Design

  • 30 weeks - Full-time
  • NZQF Level 9

Our Masters of Design students will be exposed to the very latest in design theory, practice, and innovation. This project-based interdisciplinary approach aims to help shape designers who are advanced, entrepreneurial, flexible problem solvers and who are able to create and contribute to a... View more

Postgraduate Certificate in Design

Postgraduate Certificate in Design

  • 15 weeks - Full-time
  • NZQF Level 8 (60 Credits)

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Design

Postgraduate Diploma in Design

  • 30 weeks - Full-time
  • NZQF Level 8 (120 Credits)

The Postgraduate Diploma is ideal for anyone who has completed a Bachelors degree in a design-related field or a Postgraduate Certificate in Design and who are ready to take the next step in their academic careers. View more

3D Animation & Visual Effects

Bachelor of Art & Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree, NZQF Level 7 (420 Credits) 1.2 EFTS per year

For a 3D Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) professional, work is play. In our post-production film environment, you'll be creating the impossible and working on intensive yet rewarding short 3D productions. Better yet, you'll have the tools to take us to new worlds and then, if you like, blow... View more

Auckland, NZ San Diego, US

Game Art

Bachelor of Creative Technologies

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7, 420 credits, 1.2 EFTS a year

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,... View more

Game Programming

Bachelor of Software Engineering

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (420 credits) 1.2 EFTS per year

When becoming a Game Programmer, you’ll learn best while doing. You’ll code, you’ll craft, and in the end, you’ll leave us with a gaming portfolio like no other. Better yet, you'll be one of the only students in New Zealand who is able to develop games for the Sony PlayStation platform,... View more

Auckland, NZ Adelaide, AU San Diego, US

Interactive Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (360 credits) 1.0 EFTS per year

The interactive Design major of the Bachelor of Media Design prepares you for the technical demands and creative innovation expected from web and mobile development professionals. Human behaviour drives interaction with digital interfaces and this course gives you the fundamentals in... View more

Auckland, NZ San Diego, US Adelaide, AU

Graphic Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (360 credits) 1.0 EFTS per year

The modern designer is no longer bound by the rules of traditional media design. Choosing to major in Graphic Design will enable you to learn how to develop an idea using text, image, and layouts to create visuals that have meaning. The Bachelor of Media Design will give you experience in... View more

Auckland, NZ Adelaide, AU San Diego, US

Motion Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree, NZQF Level 7, (420 Credits), 1.2 EFTS per year

Making graphics move adds a new dimension to storytelling. Learn to produce innovative video and motion graphic campaigns for TV commercials, music videos, and logo animation when you study Motion Design. View more

Auckland, NZ Milan, IT

Creative Advertising

Diploma of Creative Advertising

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Diploma Level 6 (160 Credits)

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. View more

Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Graduate Diploma Level 7 (145 credits)

Think of this course 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... View more

Digital Creativity

Diploma in Digital Creativity

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Diploma Level 5 (120 Credits)

This course opens doors. It's a bridge into one of our degree programmes, or perfect if you dream about a creative career but not sure where you want to specialise. Over the year, you will get experience in creative fields of graphic design, interactive design, motion graphics and 3D modeling.... View more

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