Together, Torrens University Australia and Media Design School's close connections with the creative industries in Australia, New Zealand and further abroad are integral to Torrens' central philosophy of developing and promoting our students' capacity to take risks and push boundaries in the fields of new and emerging digital technologies.
These industry partnerships, which enable our students to work to live briefs and alongside relevant contacts on a regular basis, ensure that our courses are aligned with the latest industry standards and conventions so that our students leave Torrens work-ready.
Over the last sixteen years, our academic collaborator, Media Design School, has built a reputation as New Zealand's most awarded tertiary institute for digital and creative technology qualifications and as a school with courses that are consistently regarded among the very best in the world.
See what industry insiders have to say about Media Design School:
"Media Design School runs a course that is the envy of other courses around the world. Every year I am impressed by their latest graduates and every year I almost always end up hiring a bunch of them. Media Design School is as big an institution today as the advertising agencies it supplies. That's testament to their great staff and all the talented folk in our industry who give up their time to teach there."
Toby Talbot, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Sydney
"Media Design School graduates are among the best games programmers in New Zealand. The focus on working in mixed teams mimics the conditions found at real game studios, and means graduates hit the ground running once they join our team. They come pre-loaded with all the skills we need, including the soft skills you get working through tough teamwork situations."
Joe O'Sullivan, Technical Director, PikPok