23 years young, Media Design School already has a history of global success.
Award winning tertiary education
Media Design School was the first tertiary institution in the Southern Hemisphere to offer a dedicated programme of study for 3D animation using industry-standard computer graphics software. We're ranked among the top ten schools in the world providing VFX and 3D Animation qualifications by The Rookies - making us one of the best tertiary providers in our field globally. To date, Media Design School is the only school in New Zealand to have partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s PlayStation First Academic Development Programme, giving our students the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation platform and industry recognition of the quality of our programmes.
Our students win awards
Our faculty and students have cemented Media Design School's reputation as New Zealand's most awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications by creating work that is consistently regarded among the very best in the world.
The creative industries want our students
The Colmar Brunton 2014 Employer Claims Survey showed that New Zealand employers rate Media Design School as the top tertiary institute for supplying graduates with the technical skills necessary to be a valuable employee.
We simulate the realities of the workplace
Media Design School's teaching style has been created to simulate the real world industry as closely as possible. From their very first day at Media Design School, our students will be studying in a studio-like environment using state of the art, industry aligned software and technology.
Our graduates take on the world
Our alumni can be found working at some of the world leading names in the creative & tech sectors from Weta Digital in New Zealand to LucasFilm Singapore and Microsoft UK, our students find opportunities through the skills they gain while studying with us.