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Media Design School announces executive appointments

Media Design School announces executive appointments

Media Design School, New Zealand’s most awarded tertiary institute in the creative industries, has announced the promotion of two of its executive management team to enhance the management and growth of the school in New Zealand and overseas. Effective immediately, Fionna Scott is promoted to Chief Academic Officer and Jackie Young is promoted to Executive Director, Marketing and Recruitment. 

MDS partners with Saatchi & Saatchi on Graduate School

MDS partners with Saatchi & Saatchi on Graduate School

Media Design School has partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand to launch a new graduate school focusing on digital innovation, Media Design Graduate School (The Graduate School), in Auckland. 

New Programme Leader for MDS

New Programme Leader for MDS

Media Design School has appointed Dr. Maria Walls to the position of Programme Leader – Bachelor of Media Design. A progressive interdisciplinary artist, writer and academic, Dr. Walls has worked between industry and the New Zealand higher education sector for more than twelve years. 

MDS Expand and Magnify Series and Create Me!

Media Design School (MDS) is launching a series of events this year to provide opportunities for teachers to engage with different aspects of the digital world, with an art and technology focus. The Expand and Magnify series will be a mix of insightful and constructive talks and tutorial content. MDS is also running a competition that gives junior school students the chance to design an individual character concept. 
MDS 'Expand and Magnify' and 'Create Me!'

MDS 'Expand and Magnify' and 'Create Me!'

Media Design School is launching a series of events this year to provide opportunities for teachers to engage with different aspects of the digital world, with an art and technology focus. The Expand and Magnify series will be a mix of insightful and constructive talks and tutorial content. Media Design School is also running a competition that gives junior school students the chance to design an individual character concept. 

MDS Demystifies Digital Careers

Media Design School’s own rock stars of the digital media world are set to demystify and decipher just how to become a world-class game designer or globally respected 3D film director at Te Papa’s HP Digital Media Careers Day.Friday 22 February and Saturday 23 February, 9.30am-1.00pm.< /br>  

MDS Awards And Recognition In 2012

It’s been a successful year for Media Design School, with national and international recognition for the school, its students and graduates, and their work. 

Media Design School wins Westpac innovation award

Media Design School (MDS) took top honours at the 2012 Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards for Excellence in Innovation. The school was recognised for delivering high-quality education for emerging digital design sectors in response to industry demand. 

MDS Zombies are Taking Over the World

MDS Zombies are Taking Over the World

Media Design School’s zombie romance Rotting Hill is invading film festivals across the globe like an epidemic.

The short film was selected for seven international festivals within the month of September alone and has reached one million views on Vimeo recently, says director James Cunningham. 

MDS Sponsors The Giants of Gaming at Te Papa

Media Design School is a proud sponsor of the Game Masters exhibition at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) in Wellington from December 15 to April 28. 

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