Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)
(BSc, The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) teaches students the essential theories, and principles and knowledge needed for game programming and development., 3 Years)
For a position in Programming / Software Engineering
Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art)
(BA/BGA, and The Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) delivers a solid grounding in game art and traditional art & design including 3D modelling and creating 2D & 3D visual assets., 3 Years)
For a position in Art / Animation
Bachelor of Art and Design (3D & VFX)
(BA/BGA, New Zealandís first Bachelor degree specialising in 3D animation and visual effects uses industry-standard tools such as Maya, Mudbox, and Nuke and V-Ray., 3 Years)
It is a place where like-minded people learn together in a production-styled environment. Professional guidance, combined with the active support and integration with some of New Zealand’s leading studios and agencies, ensures time spent at Media Design School will provide the essential skills for your new career and will make you ready to step into the industry.
Media Design School’s award winning Graduate Diploma of Game Development is a 2-year graduate qualification that is generally completed in a compressed 18-month timeframe. Students can choose to specialise in either game programming or game art. During the last six months students work in a team(s) to develop a team game with game artist and game programmers working collaboratively.
The Diploma of Interactive Gaming is designed for students wanting to pursue game programming study at an undergraduate level. The qualification is specifically designed so graduates qualify for direct entry onto the graduate programme in game development (programming stream) although graduates can also use their interactive skills to seek employment in various interactive media industry fields.
Finally, Media Design School is well recognised as the leader in the specialist education of 3D animators and our diploma graduates have won international acclaim and awards. Today they are found in most animation studios and production houses, many of them in leading positions. With the industry now maturing and becoming more complex Media Design School is again responding to assist industry by releasing an advanced graduate qualification to meet the industry needs.
Oddballs is the game project from the Diploma of Interactive Gaming developed in just eight weeks. Oddballs is a multi-player game in which four racers compete by racing inside balls across a series of dangerous courses occupied by obstacles in the hopes that they will win races and obtain the fastest time for each track. Up to four players can take control of a ball each, while the remaining balls are controlled by artificial intelligence. The game has a console feel through the use of Xbox360 controllers. "Roll as fast as you can... but not off the edge!"
Requirements: RAM: 512MB or better
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible 3D accelerated video card with 128MB RAM
HD: 300MB free space or better
OS: Windows XP, Vista
Input: keyboard, Xbox360 Controller for Windows (required only for 3 or 4 players)