Senior Girls in Games is an immersive full-day event that covers the basics of Game Art and Game Programming for aspirational game developers in Years 11-13 that identify as female.

Girls in Games includes hands-on and inspirational game design, game art, and game programming workshops. Over the course of the day, you'll be introduced to creating art assets for games in 2D or 3D.

You'll also create your own game using a game engine and gain valuable insights from Media Design School's Game Development staff.

6th July 2023 l 8:30am - 4:30pm


8:30AM: Registration (Level 1)

8.50AM: Introductions/Housekeeping (Innovation Hub, Level 4) - Samah Hassan

9:00AM: Keynote – Mel Langlotz (CEO, Geo AR Games)

10.00AM: Morning session: Game Art

Game Art 2D - Sophia Rawson (4.08)

Game Art 3D - Naomi Moore (4.09)

10:30AM: Morning tea (Innovation Hub)

11.00AM: Game Art sessions continue...

1:00PM: Lunchtime (Innovation Hub, Level 4)

1:30PM: Afternoon session: Game Programming

Video Game Basics in Unreal - Sally Gillbanks (4.08)

Game Maker Basics - Samah Hassan (4.09)

3.00PM: Session Break for Afternoon tea (Innovation Hub, Level 4)

3:15PM: Game programming sessions continue...

4:00PM: Wrap-Up and Awards



Media Design School
Level 4, Innovation Hub
10 Madden St.
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010

Media Design School presents Senior Girls in Games on July 6th 2023

Melanie is a CEO, tech enthusiast, and seasoned professional with over 35 years of experience in the ever-evolving landscape of trending technology. With a background as a digital VFX artist in film and TV, she embarked on a journey that led her to become an AR pioneer, specializing in serious educational games. Along the way, she also delved into the world of robotics while collaborating with the EdgeFX animatronic dolphin team.

Melanie is the founder and CEO of Geo AR Games, an Auckland-based studio that creates immersive and educational community experiences. Additionally, she serves as the Digital Growth Program Manager at Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, where she spearheads initiatives to help tech companies thrive and grow.

Media Design School presents Senior Girls in Games on July 6th 2023

Artwork by final year, Game Art student Mia Tawhiao-Lomas