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MDS Training Enables Graduate�s Dream Job

When Adrian Bell began working in the effects industry, he wasn't afraid to start at the very bottom. Like other successful graduates, he had a genuine passion for what he was doing. In 2005, Adrian Bell went to the Media Design School to complete a Diploma of Creative Technologies...

MDS Students Win Newspaper Ad Awards

The annual New Zealand Newspaper Association Bureau (NAB) Newspaper Ad of the Year Awards were held in early August at the Aotea Centre. British advertising executive Neil French was invited to judge the finalists.

Media Design School�s First Contact

On 12 July, students from Media Design School’s 3D animation project ‘First Contact’ were named the winners at Animated Auckland, an evening celebrating Auckland's entries to The Hamburg Animation Award.

MDS Short Film Snaps up Best Animation Award

Media Design School student short film Time for Change has picked up Best Animation at the Talking Pictures Festival, held annually in Evanston, Illinois. 

The Talking Pictures Festival is produced by Percolator Films, a non-profit media arts organisation founded by two independent filmmakers.

Media Design School Students Help Promote Hopeland

Media Design School (MDS) visual effects students have been busy working on a live brief called Hopeland.

Media Design School Wins at Aspen

Media Design School�s short film Das Tub has won Best Short Short at the Aspen Shortsfest in Colorado � considered one of the world�s top 50 leading film festivals. The win comes close on the heels of the film winning Best Director at the Honolulu Film Awards in Hawaii.�

MDS Puts New Zealand on World Stage for Digital Design

Auckland�s Media Design School is set to help New Zealand make its mark on the world in digital design by joining the Laureate International Universities network.�

Media Design School Goes to the Visual Effects �Oscars�

Auckland�s Media Design School is leading the student section at the VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards in Los Angeles this year � considered the �Oscars� of the visual effects world.�

MDS game wins �Excellent� award at IGF China

A group of students from Media Design School have taken out the Excellent Student Winner prize at the 2nd Independent Games Festival Awards (IGF) China, known as the Sundance of the indie games industry.�

AdSchool grad show gets the thumbs-up

Media Design School�s AdSchool hosted its annual student graduate showcase on 17 November at the Mini Garage on Ponsonby Rd.�

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