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Media Design School ranked best in the world for graphic design and photography

  • News
  • July 20, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Media Design School ranked best in the world for graphic design and photography

After a successful year for New Zealand at Cannes, again proving the quality of Kiwi creative thinking, Media Design School has shown that its future is bright as it has been ranked the number one graphic design and photography school internationally at The Rookies.

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Simply the Best: a few of our favourite finalists from this year’s Best Awards

  • Design
  • August 20, 2015
  • StopPress Team
Simply the Best: a few of our favourite finalists from this year’s Best Awards

The annual New Zealand Best Awards celebrate excellence in graphic, spatial, product and interactive design. Here’s a few of our favourite finalists from the ‘Interactive – moving images’ category from the likes of Waxeye, Assembly, Media Design School, Powershop and Locales.

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How to build a video game in two days

  • Events
  • January 29, 2015
  • Callum Sweeney
How to build a video game in two days

Media Design School’s Global Game Jam attracted a record 102 registered participants, all taking part in this year’s gathering. Each "jammer" was tasked with creating a functioning video game in the space of two days.

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Trading faces

  • PopPress
  • November 25, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Trading faces

In what has become an annual tradition, the students at Media Design School have developed a quirky campaign to encourage the nation's ad folk to attend their end-of-year show. In the latest iteration, a series of cut-out headshots of the nation's admen are accompanied with some humorous sound effects.

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Creative up and comers set for annual show-off sessions

  • Advertising
  • November 18, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Creative up and comers set for annual show-off sessions

As Whitney so rightly sang, the children are our future. And the ad children from two of the bigger schools are getting set show off the year's work in the hope of securing gainful employment, with AUT holding a function tonight and Media Design School holding its portfolio event next Tuesday (and using the 'reaction faces' of local creative juggernauts to help promote it).

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PlayStation on the lesson plan at MDS

  • Didge
  • April 22, 2014
  • Idealog
PlayStation on the lesson plan at MDS
(left to right): Mario Wynands, managing director PikPok; Darryn Melrose, chief executive Media Design School; and David Hine, director of sales and marketing Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand.

Auckland's Media Design School (MDS) expects its students to be producing PlayStation games by the end of this year now it's offering the PlayStation First Academic Development programme.

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Kiwis show their calibre at YoungGuns Awards

  • Awards
  • March 26, 2014
  • Damien Venuto
Kiwis show their calibre at YoungGuns Awards

What started as "drunken idea" between Kristian Barnes, Jason Williams and Michael Kean this year celebrated its 12th year, as the YoungGun Awards were again distributed to advertising's most promising minds under the age of 30.

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Media school programmes make California debut

  • Games
  • February 4, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Media school programmes make California debut

Auckland-based Media Design School says a new collaboration in the US will provide a talent pool for blockbuster filmmakers and games studios in California. It's launching Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego.

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The year in Review: Kate Humphries

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  • January 17, 2014
  • StopPress Team
The year in Review: Kate Humphries

Another successful year of moulding, shaping and nurturing young minds and preparing them for a life of advertising, with 100 percent of the students now in jobs. Media Design School's Kate Humphries shares her thoughts.

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Agencies encouraged to dump juniors in playful MDS end-of-year show invitations - UPDATED

  • Events
  • November 11, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Agencies encouraged to dump juniors in playful MDS end-of-year show invitations - UPDATED

To celebrate the end of the academic year and show off the soon-to-be graduates, Media Design School (MDS) will be hosting an end-of-year shindig at Ostro Bar on 12 November from 6 to 8pm. PLUS: read about the tongue-in-cheek invitations sent to the agencies. UPDATE: sweet treats sent to agencies to coax employees into attending.

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DDB's YWCA ads dominate Newspaper Ad of the Year Award

  • Advertising
  • September 19, 2013
  • StopPress Team
DDB's YWCA ads dominate Newspaper Ad of the Year Award

DDB's campaign for the YWCA promoting equal pay for women has found plenty of favour with awards juries around the world, most recently at Spikes Asia. And it's also got the tick of approval from the judges of the 2013 Newspaper Ad of the Year awards, winning the main prize and the award for Best Topical advertisement.

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Movings/Shakings: 13 June

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  • June 13, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Movings/Shakings: 13 June

New Radio NZ head, PRINZ announces its top brass, new shopping channel announces a familiar face as chief executive, Media Design School makes a couple of upgrades, AWARD School opens its Auckland doors again, Naked Sydney takes EA games PR biz and Ad2One adds another site to its list.

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Media Design School hauls in 7 wins at Los Angeles Movie Awards

  • Animation
  • May 20, 2013
  • Sim Ahmed
Media Design School hauls in 7 wins at Los Angeles Movie Awards

Lazy robots and steampunk curios win Media Design School seven awards at the Los Angeles Movie Awards over the weekend.

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Saatchi & Saatchi and Media Design School embark on a mission to discover 'digital Columbuses'

  • Education
  • March 26, 2013
  • Ben Fahy
Saatchi & Saatchi and Media Design School embark on a mission to discover 'digital Columbuses'

A collection of bureaucrats, educators and ad folk gathered together in an old building on the corner of Halsey and Packenham Streets in the Wynyard Quarter this afternoon to eat chicken sandwiches and hear about a new partnership between the Media Design School and Saatchi & Saatchi that will see the creation of a new Graduate School focused on digital innovation—and hopefully add some fuel to the ICT fire in Auckland's innovation precinct.

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Saatchi & Saatchi and MDS staying put, Herald story leads to questions about online corrections—UPDATED

  • Media
  • March 22, 2013
  • Ben Fahy
Saatchi & Saatchi and MDS staying put, Herald story leads to questions about online corrections—UPDATED

In John Drinnan's media column last Friday, one of his topics was the rumoured move of Saatchi & Saatchi and the Media Design School's offices to the Wynyard Quarter's innovation precinct. That's not happening and a correction was printed, but it is yet to appear online.

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