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We offer a range of immersive programmes for students, professionals, and executives across a wide range of digital disciplines. Find out more about our programmes here.

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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 & 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 it to smithereens. 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 breathtaking environments and characters for one of the biggest... 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 Adelaide, AU San Diego, US

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, the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer, adds a new dimension to storytelling. Motion design is about creating the mini-stories found within music videos, promotional videos, television commercials, film and in social content. View more

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 Studies

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

Character Animation

Summer Short Course: Character Animation

  • 11 Days (13 July - 24 July 2015) - Intensive
  • Not Accredited

Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool of Architecture and Design is giving you the opportunity to enrol in a number of Digital Arts courses. These three courses will be offered over the American summer in one of America's most exciting design districts: San Diego, California. View more

Discover Movie Magic

Summer Short Course: The Power of Visual Effects

  • 11 Days (22 June - 2 July 2015) - Intensive
  • Not Accredited

Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool of Architecture and Design is giving you the opportunity to enrol in a number of Digital Arts courses. These three courses will be offered over the American summer in one of America's most exciting design districts: San Diego, California. View more

Game Design

Summer Short Course: Game Design

  • 11 Days (27 July - 13 August 2015) - Intensive
  • Not Accredited

Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool of Architecture and Design is giving you the opportunity to enrol in a number of Digital Arts courses. These three courses will be offered over the American summer in one of America's most exciting design districts: San Diego, California. View more

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