Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Media Design School partners with PlayStation® in a NZ first

Media Design School partners with PlayStation® in a New Zealand first

Media Design School has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to become the only tertiary institute in New Zealand where students can develop for PlayStation platforms.

The PlayStation®First Academic Development Programme recognises the world’s leading game development courses to help foster young game developers. SCEE will support Media Design School with tools, expertise incubation labs and connections with some of the top game companies world wide. PlayStation®First will also give Media Design School and their students the opportunity to publish their games onto the PlayStation Network to be enjoyed worldwide.

“We're very excited at the prospect of Kiwi students unleashing their creativity on PlayStation platforms. Our association with Media Design School is a New Zealand first and one of only two such collaborations in Australasia made possible by PlayStation®First. There is some serious talent in this country and we think PlayStation®First is a perfect way to develop their abilities as the next generation of game developers,” said David Hine, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand's Director of Sales and Marketing.

Media Design School has fuelled the global games industry with graduates for more than a decade and offers bachelor degrees in both game programming and game art that attract students from around the world to study in New Zealand.

“Media Design School’s qualifications are recognised amongst the best in the world because they are aligned to the expectations of employers and provide the skills demanded by game studios. The addition of PlayStation’s world-class tools to our classrooms will further enhance this reputation and, most importantly, significantly increase the power of their CVs,” said Darryn Melrose, Media Design School CEO.

"We are delighted to support the next gen of PlayStation savvy developers with the Media Design School. The next gen of video game makers are in education right now and we want to work with this talent to explore PlayStation as their chosen platform," said Dr. Maria Stukoff, Head of Academic Development, SCEE.

The partnership is also good news for industry, which can recruit from the enhanced graduate pool.

“Media Design School is the premier provider of game development graduates in New Zealand, delivering commercial ready talent to the rapidly growing local industry,” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of New Zealand based publisher videogames PikPok. “This new partnership with Sony offers exciting new opportunities to both students and the wider local industry to deliver New Zealand produced content to the global market via PlayStation platforms.”

Media Design School will integrate PlayStation into its curriculum under the guidance of faculty with industry experience.

“We can expect to see some incredible new games realized by the end of this year,” says Paul Morris, Media Design School’s Head of Game Programming. “The students are eager to get started.”

About Media Design School
The award-winning Media Design School (Auckland, New Zealand) is internationally acclaimed for its specialized qualifications for emerging creative industries including 3D animation and visual effects; game art and game programming; and interactive online and media design. Media Design School is distinguished by its high-profile industry collaborations, expert faculty, immersive learning environment and award-winning student work. As part of the Laureate University Network, the world’s largest group of private tertiary providers, Media Design School provides access to international education opportunities, expertise and resources. For more information, visit: www.mediadesignschool.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news