What I enjoyed most about Media Design School were the friendships and networks that were made. MDS also gave me a massive amount of knowledge in different areas of design.
I was fortunate to have started through the Digital Creativity Diploma. My lecturers were very encouraging in helping me decide which career path I should take and I chose the Bachelor of Art and Design.
The advice I have for those considering Media Design School is to just do it. Make contact with the amazing team in the office and the rest will take place. You will not regret it.
In my experience as an older adult student starting out, I knew nothing about how to operate a computer before starting at MDS. The Digital Creativity foundation programme was instrumental in shaping what I do now. It gave me skills in almost all areas of digital design, which has led me to great opportunities travelling internationally for commissioned projects and also led me to a path in the 3D Animation & VFX industry.
Since graduating I've been freelancing under NANAI imagery. Also did a short stint at Weta Digital in Wellington and now back in Auckland currently working as a Technical Artist for AI (Artificial Intelligence) company Soul Machines and enjoying every second of it.