There are 20 fully-funded Māori Emerging Talent Scholarships on offer. These scholarships will cover the tuition fees for the entire Digital Creativity foundation programme, which cover the fees for both the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design and the New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (that, combined, make up the Digital Creativity foundation programme).
There are also 20 Māori Emerging Talent Bursaries, which will cover 50% of the recipient's tuition fees for the Digital Creativity foundation programme.
Why apply for the Māori Emerging Talent Scholarship?
Our Digital Creativity foundation programme is a great way to discover which career in digital design is for you. This programme has been recently redesigned to align with industry standards, meaning that the practical and technical design skills that you leave with will match the expectations of your future employers.
Whether you aspire to work in game art and development, post production and visual effects for film, animation, or in the fields of graphic, motion,
or web and mobile design, the Digital Creativity Foundation programme of study aims to prepare you for Media Design School’s Bachelor degree programmes or for employment in entry-level roles in the creative industries.
Through the course of the year, you’ll touch on the fundamentals of Visual Communication, including digital video production, web and motion graphic design, Concept Art, 3D Design and an introduction to Game Design, which will help us to find out more about yourself as an artist and as a person.
Your creative journey will be reflected in the pieces that you create throughout the year, including your portfolio, CV, and cover letter, which you can use to apply for further study with Media Design School or for job opportunities in the creative industries.
To be eligible to apply for a Māori Academic Excellence scholarship – Digital Creativity, you must:
Identify as New Zealand Māori;
Apply for the Digital Creativity foundation programme online. This includes providing a letter of intent that explains why you would like to be considered for the Digital Creativity foundation programme and a completed Digital Creativity Task sheet, which is available through the Media Design School Admissions team.
How do I apply?
To be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to explicitly state that you are applying for the Māori Emerging Talent Scholarship in your Letter of Intent, which is part of your official Media Design School application.
Applicants must be New Zealand or Australian Citizens or New Zealand Permanent Residents of Māori descent.
There are Media Design School Māori Emerging Talent Scholarships on offer. The Scholarship Recipients will be determined on the merits of the student’s Digital Creativity Task Sheet and Letter of Intent.
The submissions will be judged by a panel of Media Design School’s Admissions team, which will consist of representatives from the programme that the student is applying for as well as members of the Marketing and Admissions department(s).
When considering your application, the Academic and Admissions Board may ask you to provide evidence of your whakapapa (such as the names of your parents, grandparents and in some instances great grandparents) as well as information relating to your iwi, hāpū and marae.
The Admissions Panel’s determination of the scholarship recipients will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.