Our programmes develop insightful designers. Our students are not afraid of making mistakes; they only fear missed opportunities. Our alumni are sought-after passionate professionals who are never satisfied with the status quo. Instead, they choose to employ their knowledge, talent, and ideas to create change.
Media Design School began with a pioneering spirit and has grown into a higher degree provider with a reputation as a catalyst for change. Drawing on the energy of the latest emerging technology and the most dynamic creative industries, you will learn to try new ideas and embrace the process of fast-failure that leads to success.
Our Graduate School Studios have been design for the future, with an eye towards technology, innovation, collaboration, and sustainability. Under the sunny skies of the dynamic Central City Auckland area, with metropolitan shopping, galleries, beautiful parks, day-trips to exotic locations and a dazzling harbour, there is no place quite like it.
Due to the transformational content and collaborative structure of the programme, many Postgraduate Design students report that they have a broad grasp of design methods and approach real world challenges and opportunities with greater awareness. Their bosses, peers note that Postgraduate Design interact with their teams and colleagues more productively, engage with clients more confidently, and lead cross-functional initiatives and projects more successfully.
We are not old-fashioned. If you're an experienced professional, Media Design School's Graduate School programmes can transport you to the next stage of your career, even prepare you to grow your own business. This is done by pacing you through specific challenges, which ultimately help you become more effective.
These are practical qualifications completed by coursework. You won't drown in endless abstract theories, nor sweat through irrelevant formal essay topics. Everything that we do at Media Design School is applied - it echoes the real world. You'll work hard in a simulated environment to produce slick professional portfolios that stand-out in a crowded marketplace. You'll pitch to clients, receive feedback from industry leaders, be inspired by the best, produce the types of reports and documents that are actually used in creative design agencies and studios across the world. We've cut out the excess and added the most useful stuff!