Qualification

Three Academic Years

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

Bring design to life

The field of motion graphics is constantly transforming and there are now endless career possibilities available to designers in the field. Specialise in Motion Design and we'll teach you key technical skills such as 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. By the end of your degree, you’ll have evidence of your experience working to a variety of client briefs. Start building your new life today!

Course Outline

What you'll cover in this course

Step right up as we introduce you to theory, professional practice and broad principles that allow you to respond effectively to briefs. You'll also be immersed in the studio to develop practical and ideation skills, while majors are introduced through theory and studio components.

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
Motion Design Theory 1
10
Motion 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

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

Motion Designers can go on to work in:

  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Production houses
  • Corporate event companies 
  • Freelancer

Design comes to life as you develop motion graphics for commercials, title sequences, music videos and television. The course includes 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. Graduates enter the industry with a portfolio that showcases their ability to answer client briefs, collaborate across multiple disciplines and experience working in production.

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