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Our friends over at Design Assembly NZ are kicking off their Hot New Things series with Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic Design) graduate Bailey Hancox!

Hot New Things — Bailey Hancox, MDS
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01/20/2017 at 02:29. Facebook
MDS AdSchool graduate Tom Paine of Y&R Auckland has just been named by Big Won (which is compiled annually by UK-based advertising bible The Directory) as the most awarded Creative Director GLOBALLY in 2016!

AdSchool Graduate Ranked as the Most Awarded Creative Director in the World
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01/19/2017 at 22:32. Facebook
Media Design School is the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a qualification with a dedicated stream focusing on two of the world’s biggest emerging technologies: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

Check out this interview with Game Development Programme Leader Himanshu Khanna to find out more about what we're up to!

Media Design School launching VR programme
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01/18/2017 at 02:30. Facebook
Media Design School is proud to be the main sponsor of the IGN Australia Select Awards! The Select Awards are a celebration of the best gaming experiences each year, as determined by IGN’s Australian and New Zealand audiences.

Check out [ Link ] to find out more!
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01/17/2017 at 20:32. Facebook
Today is our first Mini Open Day for 2017! We hope to see you on campus from 10am - 1pm.

If you can't make it today but you're still keen to come in and meet our faculty and staff, we've got another Mini Open Day happening next Wednesday; same time, same place!

You can RSVP for our Mini Open Days here: [ Link ]
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01/16/2017 at 01:54. Facebook
Here's something fun for those of you struggling with your first day back at work: What's the name of your very own anime series title? We're Gothic Bride Girl!
Congratulations to recent Media Design School graduates Claire Barilla (Game Art) and Tom O'Brien (Game Programming) who both made the 2016 MCV Pacific 30 Under Thirty. This list recognises the brightest young talent working in the video game industry across Australia and New Zealand and to have TWO of our former students appear on it is a huge deal!

The 2016 MCV Pacific 30 Under Thirty
Media Design School is once again hosting the Auckland site for Global Game Jam 2017!

If you're interested in registering for this awesome event, you can check out the link here: [ Link ].
Check out this awesome Girls in Games text adventure game starring Media Design School's own Tece Bayrak and Analiese Jackson as well as Sarah Dixey of PikPok!

Interview Quest! Play our original 'women in gaming' text adventure game
Happy Holidays from Media Design School! Media Design School will be closed from 21 December 2016 and will re-open on 9 January 2017.
Media Design School's much awarded Creative Advertising course is opening its doors in February next year across the ditch in Sydney, Australia!

"The Sydney course will mirror the creative department simulation of the Auckland course with a course that tests the students out with brief after brief; competition after competition; and with constant feedback from industry panels, mentors [and]...
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Media Design School opens its much awarded creative advertising course in Ultimo, Sydney
Have you used this Auckland-themed SnapChat Geo-filter yet (modelled here by our lovely Admissions team)? It was designed by our Bachelor of Media Design lecturer Simon Nicholls! How cool is that?!
A huge congratulations to James Cunningham and Oliver Hilbert, who have won the People's Choice Award at the 2016 Show Me Shorts Award for their latest film, Kitten Witch. This is the second year in a row that one of their films has picked up this awesome audience award!

MDS wins People's Choice Award at Show Me Shorts for second year running!
The final title to be showcased during MDS' Movie Week is The Trocean!

Directed by Kristian Arntzen Karijord, The Trocean features a battle-scarred Captain who struggles against the environment of a tree-covered planet to hunt his prey that lurks below.

The Trocean
It may not be the most conventional (or historically accurate) story, but today's film, Pug of War, chronicles the adventures of courier dog who is side-tracked from their top secret mission by a trapped cat.

Pug of War was created by five third year Bachelor of Art and Design students here at Media Design School. Director Martin Kemble says of the film: "[Pug of War] presented an exciting...
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Pug of War
Today's brand new short film, Asgard Goods, proves that even the deadliest Viking warrior has to deal with life’s most mundane tasks!

Asgard Goods was directed by Asbjorn Dahl Jenstad and created by five third year Bachelor of Art and Design students. Over the course of twelve weeks, they animated 1,455 trees and produced 22 shots.

Asgard Goods
Our second MDS short film of the week, Principium, follows an ominous space vessel which drastically changes the universe one planet at a time.

Directed by Chris Hagfors Dahlmo, Principium by Team Moonstone was developed by six third year 3D Animation and Visual Effects students.

This week, we'll be profiling a brand new MDS student film each day!

In Scraps, a starving rat who lives in a scrap-yard builds a rocket in the hopes that he will make it to the moon (which he thinks is made out of cheese).

Scraps was created by six third year 3D Animation and Visual Effects students (three technical directors, two compositors, and an animator) over the course of twelve weeks.

Media Design School's Mini Open Days are just like our annual Open Day, but on a slightly smaller scale! Here, you can check out our campus and discover everything you need to know about studying with Media Design School

Our next Mini Open Days will take place on 18 and 25 January 2017.

Check out our Open Day page to find out more: