Would you like to learn more about the Discretionary Entrance Requirements for Year 12s and 13s? Want to see if this could be the right option for you?

If pursuing discretionary entrance sounds right for you, join us at our virtual information session to learn more about the process and to ask any questions you may have about applying to study at Media Design School. 


When: Saturday 19th September- 11am

Register here

 

In the meantime you can read our handy guide to help you learn more about Discretionary Entrance for Year 12s and 13s, Changes to NCEA Credits and Scholarships.

Given the additional pressure brought on by Covid-19, we’ve brought forward our application period and will be accepting applications for discretionary entrance from September 1st.  We hope this will help to make planning for 2021 as stress-free as possible for those students who are looking to pursue a career in digital design and creative tech. 

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Discretionary Entrance Criteria 
To be eligible to apply for early discretionary entrance into a Bachelors Programme at Media Design School for 2021, students should: 

  • Have, or be on track to have, an Excellence endorsement in art/design subjects at Level 2.
  • Have completed, or be on track to complete, Literacy and Numeracy requirements; I.e., 10 credits in Maths at Level 1 and 10 credits in English at Level 2 (5 reading/ 5 writing). 

 

Year 13 students may be eligible for early unconditional discretionary entrance.  
Students will need to supply a portfolio and letter of intent as part of their application. 

If students are not awarded discretionary entrance for 2021, they will be considered based on whether or not they achieve University Entrance (UE) in Year 13.  If they do not meet UE requirements upon completion of their Level 3 studies, they will automatically be awarded a supplementary offer into our Digital Creativity Foundation Programme as a direct pathway into an MDS Bachelor’s programme in 2022. 

 

Year 12 students may be eligible for early discretionary entrance.  This offer will be conditional on completion of Level 2 and an excellence endorsement in Art/Design related subjects.  
Students will need to supply a portfolio and letter of intent as part of their application. It is also highly recommended that students considering early entry into tertiary studies supply a letter of recommendation fr
om a  faculty member at your high school

If students are not awarded discretionary entrance for 2021, they will automatically be awarded a supplementary offer into our Digital Creativity Foundation Programme as a direct pathway into an MDS Bachelor’s programme in 2022. 

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