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Media Design School

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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.

History

Media Design School was founded in 1998 to provide trained graduates for creative, design, digital and technological companies so that they could respond to the opportunity of a rapidly expanding global industry. 

Education

Media Design School is New Zealand's most awarded tertiary institution for creative and digital technology qualifications, offering a range of courses in Game Art, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Creative Advertising, Motion Graphics, Interactive Design, and 3D Animation and Visual Effects.

Home to New Zealand's longest running and most established 3D animation and game development programmes, we are the #1 animation school in Australasia and ranked within the top 5 in the world (Animation Career Review 2019). 

Not only was our graphic design degree ranked #1 internationally (Rookies 2016), but MDS was ranked among the top 10 Motion Design schools in the world and #2 in the Southern Hemisphere (Rookies 2018). 

Research

Media Design School has faculty research expertise in the following areas:

  • Creative and emergent technologies
  • Games design and development
  • Interaction design and digital arts
  • Transmedia storytelling
  • Design methodologies
  • Algorithms and computer programming
  • Film-making and visual effects
  • Graphic design, illustration and contextual studies

Career

Our students are employable

93% of our graduating class found work within 6 months (2017). Better still, alumni are headhunted by some of the world's most influential studios. Plus, their starting salaries are higher than average!

Business incubator for gaming and design students

The MDS Studios programme nurtures students to start their own production company and take their concepts to market. Bring your ideas to life!

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)

Media Design School Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Media Design School. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Merit-based

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Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Australia Awards Scholarships
Merit-based

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Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
30000 AUD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Edith Cowan University MACC Undergraduate Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12700 AUD
Deadline
02 Dec 2024
Asian Exchange Scholarship
Merit-based

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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Southern Cross University Academic Excellence MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarships
Merit-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 Nov 2024
Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Destination Australia
Merit-based

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Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Tertiary Access Payment
Merit-based Need-based

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Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
International Student Accommodation Support Scholarship
Merit-based

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Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 AUD
Deadline
06 Dec 2024
FedSuccess - Hardship Support Grant
Merit-based

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Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Pathways Scholarship
Merit-based

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Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

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Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
19 Jul 2024
University of Tasmania MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 AUD
Deadline
22 Mar 2025
John Hall Rowing Scholarship
Merit-based

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US Federal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

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Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

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Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
20000 AUD
Deadline
15 Jan 2025
Young Technologists Scholarship
Merit-based

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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

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Wiingy
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Merit-based

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Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Australia Awards Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
30000 AUD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Edith Cowan University MACC Undergraduate Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12700 AUD
Deadline
02 Dec 2024
Asian Exchange Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Southern Cross University Academic Excellence MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 Nov 2024
Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Destination Australia
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Tertiary Access Payment
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
International Student Accommodation Support Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 AUD
Deadline
06 Dec 2024
FedSuccess - Hardship Support Grant
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Pathways Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
19 Jul 2024
University of Tasmania MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 AUD
Deadline
22 Mar 2025
John Hall Rowing Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

US Federal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Australia Awards Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
30000 AUD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Edith Cowan University MACC Undergraduate Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12700 AUD
Deadline
02 Dec 2024
Asian Exchange Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Southern Cross University Academic Excellence MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 Nov 2024
Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Destination Australia
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Tertiary Access Payment
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
International Student Accommodation Support Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 AUD
Deadline
06 Dec 2024
FedSuccess - Hardship Support Grant
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Pathways Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
19 Jul 2024
University of Tasmania MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 AUD
Deadline
22 Mar 2025
John Hall Rowing Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

US Federal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Australia Awards Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
30000 AUD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Edith Cowan University MACC Undergraduate Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12700 AUD
Deadline
02 Dec 2024
Asian Exchange Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Southern Cross University Academic Excellence MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 Nov 2024
Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Destination Australia
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Tertiary Access Payment
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
International Student Accommodation Support Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 AUD
Deadline
06 Dec 2024
FedSuccess - Hardship Support Grant
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Pathways Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
19 Jul 2024
University of Tasmania MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 AUD
Deadline
22 Mar 2025
John Hall Rowing Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

US Federal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Australia Awards Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
30000 AUD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Edith Cowan University MACC Undergraduate Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12700 AUD
Deadline
02 Dec 2024
Asian Exchange Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 AUD
Deadline
01 Mar 2025
Southern Cross University Academic Excellence MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 Nov 2024
Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
15000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Destination Australia
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Province of Lower Austria
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
Tertiary Access Payment
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Government Department of Education
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Anytime
International Student Accommodation Support Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 AUD
Deadline
06 Dec 2024
FedSuccess - Hardship Support Grant
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Pathways Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Federation Excellence Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Federation University Australia
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
19 Jul 2024
University of Tasmania MACC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 AUD
Deadline
22 Mar 2025
John Hall Rowing Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

US Federal Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Media Design School, visit our scholarship search.

Student services

Media Design School works closely with a number of international education agencies around the world. These accredited agents can advise and assist you with your application to Media Design School and may also be able to assist you with your student visa application. 

Housing services

Media Design School does not have on campus accommodation, but our Student Services Facilitator can help you decide on the type of accommodation that’s right for you. There are generally 3 types of accommodation: student accommodation, homestay or boarding and a shared house (flatting). Flatting can be a good way of getting to know the culture of the city and to meet some local students, but we recommend that you only look at flats once you arrive in the country.

Library services

The Media Design School Library is a small, focused collection of books, magazines and journals, designed to support your studies and inspire your creative work. Come in anytime during School open hours to browse the library and use the computers. All library items are reference-only (not for loan), but there is a copier/scanner/printer available.

ICT services

Having technical troubles? Our friendly IT staff members are located on campus and are on hand to help.

Campus life

Media Design School is located on the top six levels of a high-rise building in the heart of Auckland. The purpose-built facilities are designed to be a collaborative, creative space where mature students, tutors and industry professionals are able to come together to work on interesting design projects.

Student clubs

Media Design School Studios enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills by creating commercially viable start-up studios. Find out more about how we're encouraging our students to excel.

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