From 2D platformers to 3D brawlers, you'll be devising and creating your own interactive stories, digital illustrations, concept art and games that will be viewed by an international audience of game enthusiasts. Within the first sixteen weeks of your first year, you'll have created your very own 2D game and, by the time you've finished your degree, you'll have collaborated with other game artists and programmers alike to develop an industry-level game.
If you are serious about fast-tracking your way into this multi-million dollar global industry, you'll want to make a beeline to a dedicated course that mirrors the industry environment. You'll also want to get alongside lecturers with industry experience who can give you industry insights. Over three years, this Game Art at Media Design School will help you develop your artistic style and technical skills through a combination of traditional art practices and using industry standard software.
In the final year, you'll be collaborating with a group of artists and programmers on a major game project, just like in the real world. With this portfolio and experience in your back pocket, you'll have the necessary skills to enter the industry, either in a game studio or as an indie developer.
Game Art career paths include:
- Game Artist
- Texture Artist
- Technical Director
- Art Director
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- Game Design Principles
- Art and Design Foundation
- 2D Visual Asset Generation
- 3D Visual Asset Generation
- Game Production Foundation
- Creative Technologies: Game Studies
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesVisual Arts User Experience Design Video Games & Multimedia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To qualify for General Admission, you'll need a minimum qualification of NCEA University Entrance or equivalent, such as:
- An appropriate qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution, deemed by Media Design School to be sufficient for admission into a bachelors programme.
- CIE (University of Cambridge International Examination)
- IB (International Baccalaureate)
- 24 NCEA Credits, Level 3 in Technology, Art and Design (minimumm)
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International21860 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21860 USD per year during 36 months.
National8320 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8320 USD per year during 36 months.
- Domestic - $ 11,545.00 NZD
- International - $30,333.00 NZD
Living costs for Auckland
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
If you currently live overseas and are thinking of studying with Media Design School, then this scholarship will help contribute to the costs associated with studying abroad.
The International Student Scholarship offers recipients up to NZ$5,000 applied to your first year of tuition fees at Media Design School.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?
- New Zealand
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.