Media Design School was founded in 1998 to provide trained graduates for creative, design, digital and technological companies so that they could respond to the opportunity of a rapidly expanding global industry. MDS is a high quality, speciality provider which produces graduates who are sought after by employers and who immediately add value to the digital and creative technology economy. Located on Albert Street in the Auckland CBD, Media Design School has developed a global reputation for excellence in the creative industries. MDS programmes expose students to the industry during their study and offer them opportunities such as projects, internships and global award competitions. Courses are taught by experienced, qualified teachers who use their industry experience and practical scenarios to ensure the education delivery is relevant and engaging.