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Unity Certified Developer - Short Course

  • Self Paced online, blended part-time 6 or 12 weeks - Part-time

As part of the Unity Certification Bundle you will be taught Unity Certified Developer Courseware (an online learning program developed on the foundations of modern educational science) and given a one year Unity Pro Educational license as well as one attempt at the Unity Developer Certification... View more Apply now

Digital Creativity Foundation Programme

Digital Creativity Foundation Programme

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Level 4 (120 Credits)

If you are interested in becoming a part of the creative arts community but you’re not sure which degree would suit you best, our foundation programme is a great way to discover which career in creative or digital design is for you. View more Apply now

Auckland, NZ Milan, IT Sydney, AU

Creative Advertising

Diploma of Creative Advertising

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Diploma Level 6 (160 Credits)

One of New Zealand's most nationally and internationally awarded schools, the AdSchool works as a simulated creative department in which the accepted currency is ideas for print, film, apps, games, content and social media that people notice, love, play with and share. View more Apply now

3D Animation & Visual Effects

Bachelor of Art & Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree, NZQF Level 7 (420 Credits) 1.2 EFTS per year

For a 3D Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) professional, work is play. In our post-production film environment, you'll be creating the impossible and working on intensive yet rewarding short 3D productions. Better yet, you'll have the tools to take us to new worlds and then, if you like, blow... View more Apply now

Auckland, NZ Adelaide, AU

Interactive Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (360 credits) 1.0 EFTS per year

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. View more Apply now

Auckland, NZ Adelaide, AU

Graphic Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (360 credits) 1.0 EFTS per year

The Bachelor of Media Design in Graphic Design teaches you how to communicate using text, image, and form to make visual connections and how to craft seeds of ideas and information into meaningful interactions. View more Apply now

Auckland, NZ Adelaide, AU

Motion Design

Bachelor of Media Design

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree, NZQF Level 7, (360 Credits), 1.2 EFTS per year

Making graphics move adds a new dimension to storytelling. Learn to produce innovative video and motion graphic campaigns for TV commercials, music videos, and logo animation when you study Motion Design. View more Apply now

Auckland, NZ Brisbane, AU Sydney, AU

Game Art

Bachelor of Creative Technologies

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7, 420 credits, 1.2 EFTS a year

Create beautiful environments and characters and use these assets to develop immersive experiences to share with people in an industry that is bigger than the music and movie sectors put together. From 2D platformers to 3D brawlers, you'll be devising and creating your own interactive stories,... View more Apply now

Auckland, NZ Sydney, AU Brisbane, AU

Game Programming

Bachelor of Software Engineering

  • Three Academic Years - Full-time
  • Degree NZQF Level 7 (420 credits) 1.2 EFTS per year

When becoming a Game Programmer, you’ll learn best while doing. You’ll code, you’ll craft, and in the end, you’ll leave us with a gaming portfolio like no other. Better yet, you'll be one of the only students in New Zealand who is able to develop games for the Sony PlayStation platform,... View more Apply now

Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Graduate Diploma Level 7 (140 credits)

Think of this course as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll have one year to refine your craft - you'll have the opportunity focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D, interactive and web design, graphic design, or VFX & motion... View more Apply now

VR/AR - Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

  • One Academic Year - Full-time
  • Graduate Diploma Level 7 (145 credits)

Media Design School is the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a qualification with a dedicated stream focusing on two of the world’s biggest emerging technologies: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. View more Apply now

Postgraduate Certificate in Design

Postgraduate Certificate in Design

  • 15 weeks - Full-time
  • NZQF Level 8 (60 Credits)

The Postgraduate Certificate is designed to extend your knowledge and skills in a particular digital design discipline whilst giving you the academic foundation to undertake further postgraduate study. View more Apply now

Postgraduate Diploma in Design

Postgraduate Diploma in Design

  • 30 weeks - Full-time
  • NZQF Level 8 (120 Credits)

The Postgraduate Diploma is ideal for anyone who has completed a Bachelors degree in a design-related field or a Postgraduate Certificate in Design and who are ready to take the next step in their academic careers. View more Apply now

Master of Design

Master of Design

  • 30 weeks - Full-time
  • NZQF Level 9 (120 credits)

Our Masters of Design students will be exposed to the very latest in design theory, practice, and innovation. This project-based interdisciplinary approach aims to help shape designers who are advanced, entrepreneurial, flexible problem solvers and who are able to create and contribute to a... View more Apply now

Introduction to Visual Design

A Media Design School Short Course

  • 18 July - 7 September (8 Weeks) - Part-time
  • Learn how to communicate using text, image, form and how to create meaningful visual connections.

In this 8-week, part-time course, renowned international artist and Media Design School lecturer Christophe Jannin will introduce you to design thinking methods, processes, tools, and how they can be applied to practical situations through the development of a Visual Design Project. View more

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