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What will I learn?

Create beautiful environments and characters and use these assets to develop immersive experiences to share with people in an industry that is bigger than the music and movie sectors put together.

The games industry is absolutely massive – which makes it incredibly lucrative. Step ahead of the competition with a Bachelor of Creative Technologies in Game Art, where you'll be devising and creating your own interactive stories, digital illustrations, concept art and games. By the time you've finished your degree, you'll have collaborated with other game artists and programmers alike to develop your very own creation at industry-level.

Career & Industry Insights

Industry Insights

Game Art career paths include:

  • Game Artist
  • Modeller
  • Texture Artist
  • Technical Director
  • Art Director

If you're serious about fast-tracking your way into this multi-million dollar global industry, make a beeline to our dedicated course that we've specially designed to mirror the industry environment. You'll work alongside lecturers with industry experience; all of whom can give you industry insights. Over three years, this course will help you develop your artistic style and technical skills through a combination of traditional art practices and the use of industry-standard software.

In you final year, you'll be collaborating with a group of artists and programmers on a major game project, just like you will in the real world. With this portfolio and experience in your back pocket, you'll have the necessary skills to enter the industry, either in a game studio or as an indie developer.

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,856.00 (US$ 17,884) per year
Start date

20 February 2023


Media Design School

10 Madden St,


Central Auckland,

1010, New Zealand

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,856.00 (US$ 17,884) per year
Start date

20 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from New Zealand

To qualify for general admission, you'll need a minimum qualification of NCEA University Entrance or equivalent, such as: An appropriate qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution deemed by Media Design School to be sufficient for admission into a bachelors programme. CIE (University of Cambridge International Examination), IB (International Baccalaureate). Plus, it is recommended to have the following: 24 NCEA Credits, Level 3 in Technology, Art and Design (minimum). You’ll need to prove you have sufficient English language skills in order to complete this course.

For international students

NCEA Level 3, CIE or IB University Entrance or Level 4 or higher Qualification from related discipline (not required for students 20+)

If you are an international student, you'll need to prove you have sufficient English language skills in order to complete this course. We'll be looking for Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (minimum) with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent qualification if English is not your first language.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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