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Monday, April 07, 2014 12:49:43 PM

New NZMA campus brings art and training to Sylvia Park

NZMA has teamed up with one of New Zealand’s top graffiti artists to inject Sylvia Park with some vibrant colour.

Sparrow Phillips, of the Cut Collective, has just completed a striking 40 metre by 11 metre wall mural next to NZMA’s newly opened Sylvia Park Campus. Commissioned by NZMA, the artwork celebrates the multicultural flavour of both the school and the local community and expresses three of the provider’s core values – whanau, excellence and respect. Different elements of hospitality and cookery have also been incorporated into the design, reflecting the specific training that is delivered at the unique East Auckland facility.Read More

Monday, April 07, 2014 12:42:13 PM

ITC offers diploma qualification to Botany students

The International Travel College (ITC) Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management will be offered at the ITC Botany Campus from 2014, allowing students to take their studies to the next level.Read More

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 3:08:48 PM

NZCC partnership helps students gain MBA

NZCC is for the first time offering a one-year level 7 Diploma in Applied Management (from its Auckland Campus). This is a duel qualification with Chifley Business School in Melbourne. In one year graduates gain the NZCC Diploma and a Graduate Diploma in Management from Chifley, which is operating as a training partner with NZCC. The course is aimed at those who already have experience or qualifications and are looking to create a step change in their career.Read More

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 3:04:36 PM

TLC's Wanaka Waste Buster

Maxene Cranston recently completed The Learning Connexion’s Honours programme and is now embarking on its Advanced Diploma. She lives in Wanaka and works at Wanaka WasteBusters, a local recycling centre. Maxine takes a unique and creative approach to sourcing her art materials.Read More

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:54:43 PM

“An Excellent Match” – ITC’s new partnership with Sterling Business College

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has forged a partnership with Sterling Business College in Perth, Western Australia. The partnership will see students pathway from Sterling’s Level II – IV certificates to higher study at ITC.Read More

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:51:32 PM

Skills Boost for Local Construction Sector

As a little girl Litichia Franklin always dreamed of becoming a builder. But 30 years ago female builders were unheard of and Litichia was repeatedly told “girls can’t do that”.

Luckily times have changed. The mother of five, and grandmother of eight, has recently graduated from NZMA in Otahuhu with her Level 4 Certificate in Building. It’s the first step on the path to realising her lifelong dream – and to proving that girls can do anything.Read More

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:46:47 PM

MDS's Game art’s Mike Porter gets global recognition

Media Design School staff and students are beaming with pride but not at all surprised that Game Art programme leader Mike Porter’s contribution to Media Design School has been globally recognised.


Porter, who leads Media Design School’s Game Art Department, won a GPS Leadership Award from Laureate International Universities, the world’s largest private university network, and travelled to Orlando, Florida in February to attend the GPS leadership conference.Read More

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:41:54 PM

NZ’s animation and game development programmes launch in California

Globally recognised as the epicentre of big budget film productions and home to leading AAA games studios, California will have a new talent pool to tap with the launch of Media Design School of Digital Arts at NSAD (New School of Architecture and Design) in San Diego, a collaboration with the award-winning Media Design School.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:37:03 PM

ITC Offers Exciting Futures for Year 12 and 13 Students

International Travel College Account Manager Ceri Jenkins made a recent presentation to Kelston Girls’ Careers Academy to present an exciting project that will enable students at years 12 and 13 to gain standalone travel and tourism qualifications at level 2 and 3. These can also be used towards their level 2 and 3 NCEA qualifications. These students then have clear pathways into tertiary courses at ITC if they choose to take them.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:18:45 PM

Whitecliffe Alumna Receives Art Award

The Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award attracts interest from artists throughout New Zealand every year. This exhibition has grown and become a key event for emerging and established New Zealand artists.

This year, further to the 2012 winning success of Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts alumna, Virginia Leonard, another Whitecliffe graduate won acclaim. Lesley Falls, 2006 MFA alumna, was runner up to winner Peter Miller, receiving the Craigs Investment Partners Award worth $2,500.Read More

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:12:51 PM

Yoobee School of Design moves to UC Campus

After losing its central city Christchurch campus in the 2011 earthquake, Yoobee School of Design’s Christchurch campus moved to Ōtākaro at the University of Canterbury’s Dovedale Ave Campus.Read More

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 2:09:31 PM

New Yoobee online qualification provides more access to digital skills

Yoobee’s first online NZQA approved qualification is now open for enrolments. The Certificate in Digital Media is a level 3 programme that provides students with a pathway to further study in graphic design, web development, animation or filmmaking.Read More

Monday, December 02, 2013 3:57:04 PM

Media Design School gets girls into games

Media Design School is encouraging more girls to consider careers in programming and game development with specialist events aimed at the high school market.

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Monday, December 02, 2013 3:30:40 PM

Inaugural NZMA Careers Fair

Hayley Flintoff is one of The Learning Connexion’s adventurous South Island students living in Wanaka. She has surrounded herself with creative friends and is living her passions - snowboarding and art-making. She recently won the Noscars video competition – taking away prizes of a heli-skiing trip, a sky dive, snow pants and a jacket - by submitting a video of her painting a mountain scene interspersed with some footage she shot in Wanaka. 

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