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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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Auckland, NZ Sydney, AU

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 Sydney, AU

Game Art

Bachelor of Creative Technologies

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

There are no limits to what you can create as a Game Artist. The magic happens when your ideas are brought to life in a collaborative environment, turning them into experiences to share with the world. If you dream of creating textured and realistic 3D environments for environments or of making 2D... View more

Auckland, NZ Sydney, AU

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 Sydney, AU

Creative Advertising

Diploma in 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

Design Management

Certificate in Design Management

  • 11 months - Part-time
  • Not accredited by NZQA

Design management is the business side of design... this course will teach you the design processes to help you more effectively manage agencies, media producers and graphic designers.This programme is also perfect for creative professionals wanting to progress into the world of art direction,... View more

Digital Design & Communication

Certificate in Digital Design & Communication

  • 11 months - Part-time
  • Not accredited by NZQA

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of creative digital media processes, by exploring visual design fundamentals, graphic design, web design, 3D modelling, and digital video. Study online at your own pace! View more

Entrepreneurship for Creative Professionals

Certificate in Entrepreneurship for the Creative Professions

  • 11 Months - Part-time
  • Not accredited by NZQA

This course is offered online so you can study at your own pace, to suit your own schedule. In a unique global classroom setting, this is an opportunity to enrich your learning experience by getting support from others all around the world as you go along. View more

Building Your Community on Social Media

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • One Day - 19th September 2015 (9:30-4:30) - Intensive
  • Join Tara Brannigan, Community Manager at Wipster, as she shows you how to plan, create, and manage your community on social media.

Learn how to plan, create, and manage your community on social media. View more

Introduction to User Experience Design

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days: 19th September and 20th September (9.30am-3pm) - Intensive
  • Learn basic user experience and interaction design principles to apply immediately to your projects or as a base 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

Digital Painting in Photoshop

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • 12th and 13th September - Intensive
  • Take your digital artistry to the next level and create a finished digital illustration.

Take your digital artistry to the next level and create a finished digital illustration. View more

Fundamentals of Web Development

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 12th and 13th September 2015 (9.30am - 4.30pm) - 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

An Introduction to Building Responsive Websites

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days: 19th September (9.30am - 4.00pm) and 20th September 2015 (9.30am - 3.00pm) - Intensive
  • Improve the functionality of your personal or professional website by creating a responsive, more flexible layout.

Improve the functionality of your personal or professional website by creating a responsive, more flexible layout. View more

Introduction to After Effects Expressions

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 12th (9.30am - 4.00pm) and 13th September 2015 (9.30am - 3.00pm) - Intensive
  • Enhance your productions through Adobe After Effects scripting.

Enhance your productions through Adobe After Effects scripting. View more

Introduction to C++ for Game Programming

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 12th (9.30am - 4.00pm) and 13th September 2015 (9.30am - 3.00pm) - Intensive
  • Bring your A game to this beginners C++ workshop!

Bring your A game to this beginners C++ workshop! View more

Introduction to C# Programming in Unity 5

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 12th (9.30am - 4.00pm) and 13th September 2015 (9.30am - 3.00pm) - 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

Introduction to 2D Game Programming in C++

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 19th (9.30am - 4.00pm) and 20th September 2015 (9.30am - 3.00pm) - Intensive
  • Learn the basics of windows programming using C++ to create a 2D game

Learn the basics of windows programming using C++ to create a 2D game View more

Introduction to C# Programming

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 19th (9.30am - 4.00pm) and 20th September 2015 (9.30am - 3.00pm) - Intensive
  • Learn the basics of programming in C# in order to create a simple game.

Develop a simple game in C# View more

Introduction to Programming in Python

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 19th (9.30am - 3.00pm) and 20th September 2015 (9.30am - 3.00pm) - Intensive
  • Learn to programme in a language that runs in the cloud as well as the client

Learn to programme in a language that runs in the cloud as well as the client View more

Sculpture Masterclass

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 12th (9.30am - 4.00pm) and 13th September 2015 (9.30am - 4.00pm) - Intensive
  • Create realistic characters across digital and traditional mediums by going back to basics

Create realistic characters across digital and traditional mediums by going back to basics View more

Introduction to Photoshop

A Power Up Weekend Workshop

  • Two Days - 19th (9.30am - 4.00pm) and 20th September 2015 (9.30am - 4.00pm) - Intensive
  • Get acquainted with the key tools that every beginner needs to get started in Photoshop

Get acquainted with the key tools that every beginner needs to get started in Photoshop View more

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