Course details

Graduate Diploma of Game Development
NZQF Level 7

About the course

Graduates have the capablity of entering the gaming industry as skilled game developers (game art or game programming) and being able to show they have the experience of working on a game production project.

About the provider

Media Design School was founded in 1998 in response to growing industry demand for highly-trained graduates in the fields of digital design and creative tech. Since then, our incredible faculty and students have cemented our reputation as New Zealand’s most awarded tertiary provider for digital and creative technology qualifications, by creating work that is consistently regarded among the very best in the world.

Our impressive suite of Foundation, Bachelor's and Postgraduate qualifications has been curated by industry experts, to ensure that MDS graduates enter the workforce with both the technical and soft skills needed to set them apart from the competition.

By staying tuned in to industry demand, we have outstanding employment rates among our graduating classes. 93% of the class of 2017 found jobs within 6 months of graduating, and 30% had jobs on or before graduation - double the average employment rate of our competitors.

Key study areas include: 3D animation and VFX, game programming, graphic, web and interactive design, motion graphics, VR/AR, creative advertising and more. We’re also in the process of introducing new Bachelor’s and Master’s qualifications in the rapidly growing fields of AI and Cloud Computing.

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