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Master of Design Technology - MDT

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year


Further your skills in various digital technologies so you can tell stories with visual effects (VFX), gaming, animation, or extended reality (XR).

The Master of Design Technology (MDT) is an innovative programme where you can learn from world-leading professionals teaching in VFX, game design, animation, 3D motion graphics, and multimedia design.

In this intensive one-year, full-time programme, you’ll produce a professional portfolio in your chosen focus of study as well as doing coursework. A practicum rounds out the programme—you’ll work in a team to produce a short narrative work under the guidance of academic and industry mentors.

Research and industry practice

The Master of Design Technology is the only degree of its type in New Zealand that gives you the best expertise in both university research and industry practice. You’ll gain the skills you need for a future in the broad-based and rapidly growing technology sector.

What you’ll study

The Master of Design Technology (MDT) is a full-time 180-point Master’s programme that starts in Trimester 1 and is delivered by the Wellington School of Design Innovation.

You will complete this qualification in three consecutive trimesters over 12 months.

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