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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

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. 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 Bachelor of Media Design in Graphic Design teaches you how to communicate using text, image, and form to make visual connections and how to craft seeds of ideas and information into meaningful interactions. 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)

If you are interested in becoming a part of the creative arts community but you’re not sure which degree would suit you best, our foundation programme is a great way to discover which career in creative or digital design is for you. View more

Introduction to User Experience Design

A Media Design School Short Course

  • Two Days: 25th and 26th June 2016 (09.30 am - 4.00pm) - Intensive
  • Learn basic user experience and interaction design principles to apply to your projects or for further study.

Learn basic user experience and interaction design principles to apply immediately to your projects or as a base for further study. View more

Web Development Fundamentals

A Media Design School Short Course

  • Two Days - 25th and 26th June 2016 (09.30am - 4.00pm) - Intensive
  • Develop simple websites and discover the basics of HTML and CSS in this introduction to web design.

Develop simple websites and discover the basics of HTML and CSS in this introduction to web design. View more

Introduction to C# Programming

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 25th and 26th June 2016 (9.30am - 4.00pm) - Intensive
  • Sharpen up your C# skills with this beginners guide to programming in Unity.

Sharpen up your C# skills with this beginners guide to programming in Unity 5 View more

Intermediate Nuke Compositing

A Media Design School Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days: 25th and 26th June 2016 (09.30 am - 4.00pm) - Intensive
  • An introduction to node bases workflows

Learn the fundamentals of digital compositing. View more

3D Modelling & Texturing for Games

A Media Design School Short Course

  • Two Days: 25th and 26th June 2016 (09.30 am - 4.00pm) - Intensive
  • Learn to model and texture 3D assets for games from an experienced game concept and CG artist.

Learn to model and texture 3D assets for games from an experienced game concept and CG artist. View more

Make a Small World with Unreal Engine 4

A Media Design School Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days: 25th and 26th June 2016 (09.30 am - 4.00pm) - Intensive
  • Create a small interactive world, using Unreal Engine 4 and Magic Voxel.

Create a small interactive world, using Unreal Engine 4 and Magic Voxel. View more

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