Browsing: Media Design School

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How to build a video game in two days
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Opinion
The year in Review: Kate Humphries
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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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