Why MDS?

New Zealand's world-leading creative tech school

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 the #1 Animation School in New Zealand and ranked in the Top 20 in the world (Animation Career Review 2024) - 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.


Bachelor of Art and Design

Our Campus

Study in the heart of Auckland's Innovation Precinct

Welcome to our 6* Green Star purpose-built property in the heart of Auckland's thriving Wynyard Quarter. As the only education provider to have a presence in New Zealand’s Innovation Precinct, our students will be learning in the epicentre of NZ’s tech industry, with exciting networking and collaboration opportunities right on the doorstep. 

MDS Campus 2023