Digital Creativity Foundation presents: Student for a Day Workshop

Get ready to dive into the world of Digital Creativity! The highly anticipated Student for a Day workshops are making a comeback. If you're still on the fence about whether the Foundation Programme is the right fit for you, this is your chance to meet our brilliant lecturers and experience a sneak peek of the exciting components you'll be learning as part of the programme. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to unleash your creativity!

Simultaneously scheduled, we will host two workshops that will share a Discord channel, where participants will be introduced to our esteemed faculty. Afterward, you will have the freedom to select which of our phenomenal lecturers and workshops you would like to join in on and follow along. Get ready to dive into a world of creativity and learning!

“…more meaningful than simply describing a course - why wouldn’t you offer students a taste of the content before they commit?”  - Smile, Consultancy for Universities and Colleges


Game Design

"Wouldn't it be cool to make a video game on my own?". Most of us had thought about it at one point in our lives, and now is the time to realize the thought! This workshop will get you to develop a video game from scratch. We'll be developing our game with indie games developers' favorite tool - the free to download Game Maker.

Download Gamemaker here:

Your lecturers:

Prepare to be amazed by the unparalleled artistic talents of Michael Sio. With his exquisite 2D and 3D creations infused with just the right amount of VFX magic, Michael has been captivating audiences with his creative prowess. This rising star has already secured the prestigious NZGDC scholarship and even developed an educational game that teaches young learners the basics of the ABCs and 123s.

Meanwhile, let us introduce you to the dynamic and versatile Glenn - a true jack of all trades. With a wealth of experience working with indie companies of diverse cultural backgrounds, Glenn has honed his skills as a producer, animator, narrative designer, and concept artist for both 2D and 3D mediums. His boundless enthusiasm and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset to any creative team.

3D Design

Let your imagination come alive in this workshop! Craft your own 3D environments and weave together an entire scene using high-resolution assets. In this workshop, we'll show you world-class industry standard software and techniques, to build a virtual world that can be used in game, film or animation.

Download Blender here:

Your lecturers:

Step right up and meet two of the most experienced and talented creatives around! Quaid has spent the last decade and a half running his own consulting business, tackling a wide array of real-world challenges and taking part in some seriously thrilling and game-changing projects in 3D game development and web/mobile design. Meanwhile, David is a seasoned veteran in the world of creative digital media, with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share in the realms of graphic design, animation, and digital marketing. Get ready to be inspired and awed by these two incredible minds!




12:30pm - 3:30pm

Student for a Day Workshop is hosted by Media Design School Digital Creativity Foundation Programme the same day our Virtual Open Day on June 13th