Why MDS?

The #1 digital design school in Australasia with a 93% employment rate

Media Design School was the first tertiary institution in the Southern Hemisphere to offer a dedicated programme of study for 3D animation using industry-standard computer graphics software. 

We're ranked among the top ten schools in the world providing VFX and 3D Animation qualifications by The Rookies - making us one of the best tertiary providers in our field globally.

We produce award-winning work


Our faculty and students have cemented Media Design School's reputation as New Zealand's most awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications by creating work that is consistently regarded among the very best in the world.



The Campus

Study in the heart of the city

Media Design School is exactly where the action is at – situated in the centre of Auckland’s Central Business District. Right now we're located over eight different floors that cater to the needs of each digital discipline, but we've got a brand new campus coming for 2021. Even now, our campus is unlike any other design school in New Zealand.

The Campus