We’re not about lectures or essays, we’re about insights, ideas and getting you into a career as an award-winning creative as fast as we possibly can.
It’s also not about creating ads that yell and exclamation mark you, or about creepy content ads that endlessly stalk you. This fast and furious 36-week programme is about being creative about exploring all kinds of different media, experimenting not just with video and social media, but also with activations, gaming, as well as all sorts of new and emerging technology.
We’re also about taking an active and progressive stance on social issues, by creating branded products and services that solve problems – because we live in an urgent world that needs fresh, creative thinking. An urgent world that needs brands to be part of it, not apart from it.
We were the first tertiary provider in Aotearoa to have a Creative Advertising programme. The first programme to design its whole programme around its students entering their ideas into international and national competitions. And it’s still the only programme in the country to train its creative students in a simulated creative advertising setting. And the result? We’re the most awarded creative programme in Australasia. We have what NZQA last year called ‘exceptional’ employment outcomes. And we have an extensive list of award winning Alumni both here and overseas who each and every year give back, by feeding back and mentoring our current students.
International D&AD pencils won by our students for their very first project in 2022
awarded from the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage’s Innovation Fund to Media Design School student project, NFTaonga
Finalist ideas and 17 trophies awarded at the global Mad Stars, more than any other single campus in the world