What is the Bachelor of Media Design?
Study the Bachelor of Media Design and you’ll spend your first year traversing graphic, motion and UX/UI design, getting a taste of each unique discipline before choosing a specialisation.
Graphic Design teaches you how to communicate using text, image and form to make visual connections and craft the seeds of ideas and information into meaningful interactions. The interactive design major prepares you for the technical demands of the web and mobile development industries, making you an expert in UX/UI. As a Motion Graphics Designer for television and advertising, you'll be making text, illustrations and images move to push the boundaries of visual communication.
Years two and three are spent developing your skills and exploring your chosen field through creative, project-based learning, before going on to shape your own destiny in a design studio, production house, creative agency, or as a freelancer.
Why choose a Bachelor of Media Design?
Our focus on employability means MDS graduates enter the workforce with futureproof technical skills, as well as the soft skills needed to succeed in a creative environment. You’ll learn in a studio-like setting and will have the opportunity to build your portfolio by working to live briefs - this year students worked with Panuku & the Auckland Council, and Sustainable Coastlines among others!
It’s this unique approach to learning that has so many of our students landing rewarding jobs before they’ve even graduated, and it’s what led MDS to be recognised as the world’s #1 Graphic Design school by The Rookies’ panel of internationally renowned judges. Our students keep winning and exhibiting ever since, winning a Junior Red Dot award in 2021 at the prestigious and internationally recognised Red Dot Awards and scoring over 16 other prestigious awards between 2018 and 2020, including the Best Awards and the Rookies.