Media Design School
Media Design School was the first school in New Zealand to recognize the growing influence of emerging creative industries such as game development, animation and visual effects and develop qualifications to fuel them with talented graduates. Hence, MDS was founded in 1998 in Auckland, New Zealand, in response to global industry demand for highly trained graduates in the fields of digital design and creative tech.
All the courses offered at the institution have a strong base in traditional foundation subjects, as well as offering the theoretical and critical thinking behind current digital and creative technologies. Students learn in a production-oriented environment that encourages collaboration and helps them discover creative solutions to contemporary design challenges. They?re encouraged to collaborate, work to deadlines, maintain attendance levels and develop strong communication skills. Media Design School has a unique partner school relationship with Torrens University Australia. The relationship means that MDS students have access to Australia?s global university.
Media Design School has a wealth of resources, both digital and physical, for students to access throughout their studies. The library is open during normal school hours, and it have an extensive eLibrary for when students need to access academic resources outside of normal campus hours. It has a broad collection of books, magazines, and journals designed to support students studies and inspire their creative work.
With tech-filled spaces that cater to the needs of each digital discipline, the Media Design School campus is unlike any other design school in New Zealand. Media Design School is located in the heart of Auckland City, close to restaurants, cafes and shopping but also within easy access of great hiking spots, beautiful beaches and an array of adventure activities. Auckland, or T?maki Makaurau, is New Zealand?s most populated city with 1.4 million people currently calling it home. The central city boasts a harbour, museum, art gallery, several concert and theatre venues, a town hall and countless public reserves, parks and recreation areas.
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