Media Design School Partners with Click Studios
Media Design School is excited to be partnering with Click Studios to deliver the Digital Creativity Foundation (DCF) programme and Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies (GDCT) online via Click’s Avondale hub.
“We're committed to doing things differently to enable more equitable access to the Creative Technologies industry and are excited by the opportunities the partnership will bring to West Auckland,” says Bridie Thomson, Community Coordinator at Click.
Click’s vision is to inspire the next generation of digital creatives, creating pathways into the industry and using their skills to not only create a fulfilling career, but to answer a long-time call for more qualified developers in the ever-growing global Creative Tech sectors.
“This exciting partnership with Click Studios will give learners a new and innovative way to study, especially those who often don't have the means to study in the city centre or are less comfortable learning from home. In addition, the Click community serves as a crucial support network as learners will be studying side by side with industry,” says Ruth Cooper, Country Director – NZ, Media Design School.
Click endorses the DCF programme that allows learners to build foundation level skills in multiple facets of the creative tech world. The DCF programme comprises of two certificates: the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design, and the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design. Graduates of this programme will be eligible to apply for entry level positions in the creative tech industry or pathway to higher level study.
“Learners develop a diverse range of creative skills, coming away with an industry-standard portfolio which they can use to apply for entry into our Bachelor programmes or for entry level job opportunities in the creative industries,” says Cooper.
“What is unique about this partnership with Click is that these learners will be studying in the digital hub, alongside industry. They will be provided with high-quality computers and software, and access to a full range of creative tech resources,” Cooper added.
The GDCT programme on the other hand is for those already working in the creative tech industry, who do not have a formal qualification or who wish to further their skills and knowledge in creative tech. GDCT will be offered part time, so that learners can continue to work full time, whilst they study part time.
Click’s Avondale hub is a co-shared working space that is home to all walks of creatives – from game developers to film makers. Learners will be exposed to a community that supports and nourishes their creative endeavours while providing space for growth and connection within the creative tech industries.
Click firmly believes in making these options of study in a successful industry as accessible as possible for our rangatahi, and not create bias surrounding the Creative Tech world and those who can create a successful future within it.
“We are proud to be partnering with MDS to provide more learners access to study digital and creative tech away from the Auckland city centre,” says Thomson.