Qualification

Bachelor of Media Design

Degree, NZQF Level 7 (360 Credits, 1.0 EFTS per year)

Intake Dates
Course Fees
Domestic $11,426.40 NZD
International $29,450.00 NZD
Admission Requirements

Minimum qualification of NCEA University Entrance or equivalent, such as CIE or IB University Entrance, or, level 4 or higher Qualification from a related discipline.

Portfolio Requirements

General Portfolio

Overview

Love technical design?

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. Experiment with a variety of interactive and dynamic design theories and immerse yourself in fundamental digital design processes such as front-end web development, interactive programming, and content management systems. You'll also devise interactive design solutions in response to creative and technical briefs from industry. If you want to stand out, study here.

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Course Outline

What you'll cover in this course

In your first year, you'll be introduced to the theories and principles of interactive design methodologies with a focus on goal-centric, platform-agnostic and user experience design. A significant emphasis will be placed on project-based learning through the development of interactive design and technical solutions in response to creative and technical briefs. This is how we make sure our students get ahead!

Component Name Credits Toggle
Design Theory
10
Design Studio
20
Contextual Studies 1
10
Photographic Studies
10
Digital Image Foundation
10
Interdisciplinary Design Foundation
30
Interactive Design Theory 1
10
Interactive Design Studio 1
20

Qualification Requirements

Qualification Requirements

NCEA

You are advised to take a combination of traditional and digital art subjects (these could include Art, Digital Technologies, Digital and Visual Communications, or Ngā Toi).

CIE

You are advised to take at least one Art-related subject.

IB

Your IB Diploma must include an arts-related subject. A portfolio showcasing your design skills is also required.

International Students

If you are an international student, you'll need to prove you have sufficient English language skills in order to complete this course. We'll be looking for Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (minimum) with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent qualification if English is not your first language.

Special Entry Discretionary Entry and Cross Credits

If you don't have university entry, you may still be able to apply for this course. More information about Special Entry, Discretionary Entry and Cross Credits here.

Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you may be required to provide satisfactory evidence of your proficiency in English in the form of a recent IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score , TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score or a Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) from an accredited organisation.

Portfolio type:

General Portfolio

File format:

PDF, Website URL or JPGs

Your portfolio is a selection of work that shows your skills and talents. It introduces you and your ideas, and shows us you have the creativity and imagination to be a student at Media Design School. There are no strict rules about what you should include in your portfolio. As a guide, it should include a range of 12 - 20 pieces of your best works that represent who you are as a creative person. We recommend including a range of media and styles. It is not imperative you include digitally rendered artworks.

Portfolio Requirements

How to prepare your portfolio

Things you could include:

    •     Pencil drawings and illustrations
    •     Painting
    •     Photography
    •     Graphic or Digital design
    •     3D models or visualisations
    •     Concept art and characters
    •     Video or moving images

Entry & portfolio requirements for the Bachelor of Media Design course

Careers & Industry

Industry Insights

Interactive Design will give you the fundamentals in both user-interface and user-experience design; two highly sought after specialist skills for Front-End Developers, Website Developers, and Mobile Application Designers.

Career paths include:

Web Designer, Front-End Developer, Mobile Application

Developer, User Interface Programmer

You'll develop the skills to learn concepts and processes relating to ideation, planning and prototyping of interactive design solutions, as well as the ability to prepare effective proposals and provide purposeful interactive experiences.

A significant focus will be placed on project-based learning through the development of interactive design and technical solutions in response to creative and technical briefs.

We have hired several Media Design School graduates now (we try and get one each at the start of each year). I usually email my contact at Media Design School and ask him who the top students were for the year, then interview them. They are always young, enthusiastic about digital and the course has given them a good working knowledge of front-end, backend, design and the general direction of the industry, which means that they usually know where their strengths lie and what role they are interested in. We have had great success so far with our Media Design School graduates and we plan to keep hiring them!

Brett Hancock

Director
Born Digital
Brett

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