If you're passionate about Gaming, Animation, Coding, AI, Advertising, or Design, Media Design School could be your key to an awesome future in the realm of creativity.

Our upcoming Open Day is Saturday 27th August, 2022!

Come and meet our friendly faculty, explore our studio-like learning environment, tinker with our state-of-the-art tech, and see for yourself why Media Design School is New Zealand’s most awarded tertiary provider of creative and digital technology qualifications.

Bring along your portfolio (on a USB or device) and our team will provide a review, to let you know if you're ready to apply or give you advice if there is anything you need to add. 


(Please note that the below details have not been confirmed and are highly likely to change!)


Time: 10am - 3pm 



Session One: 10.15am

  • Bachelor of Art and DesignLevel 1, Kupe Room, presented by Steve Dorner
  • Digital Creativity Foundation: Level 2, Akomanga 2.04, presented by Bonnie Kea
  • Bachelor of Media Design: Level 3Innovation Hub, presented by Jim Murray
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering: Artificial Intelligence: Level 4, Lab 4.05, presented by Jordan Browne


Session Two: 11.30am

  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) and Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art): Level 4, Innovation Hub, presented by Jordan Browne
  • Graduate Diploma in Creative Advertising*: Level 3, Innovation Hub, presented by Kate Humphries *Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification


Session Three: 12.45pm

  • Bachelor of Media Design: Level 3, Innovation Hub, presented by Jim Murray
  • Bachelor of Art and Design: Level 1, Kupe Room, presented by Arien Hielkema
  • Digital Creativity Foundation: Level 2, Akomanga 2.04 presented by Bonnie Kea


Session Four: 2.00pm

  • Admissions and Student Support Q & A: Level 1, Kupe Room, presented by Sophie Anne-Hawke
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) and Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art): Level 4, Innovation Hub, presented by Jordan Browne



NEW: This year we have added a portfolio review segment in the drop-in-sessions. Students can bring their work to get feedback from the faculty.

  • 10am - 3pm: Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic, Interactive and Motion Design) Portfolio review & Q&A - Level 1, Lab 1.06, facilitated by Simon Nicholls and Pritika Lal 
  • 10am - 3pm: Bachelor of Art & Design (3D Animation & Visual Effects) Portfolio review & Q&A - Level 3, Lab 3.05, facilitated by Arien Hielkema & Nouhad Waheed
  • 10am - 3pm: Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) and Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming and Artificial Intelligence) Portfolio Review and Q&A: Level 4, Lab 4.05 facilitated by Jordan E. Browne and team
  • 10am - 3pm: Student Games: Level 4, Games Room, facilitated by Jordan E. Browne & his team
  • 10am- 3pm: Digital Sculpture Session Bachelor of Art & Design (3D Animation & Visual Effects) and Q&A: Level 3, Lab 3.06 facilitated by Daniel Holland
  • 10am-3pm: Enrolment Booth: Level 1, Library, facilitated by Sophie, Dan and Sabrina
  • 10am-3pm: Student Rep for Q&A: Level 1, Reception Area, facilitated by Zainal and his team
  • 12.30pm-1.30pm - Postgraduate and Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies: Level 2, Boardroom


This event is dependent on Auckland's Alert Level at the time.




Media Design School
10 Madden St
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland, NZ

MDS Campus
Our purpose-built campus in Wynyard Quarter

You can enter the building via Tīramarama Way