Last week VanArts was excited to receive a special visit from Frances Valintine, CEO of Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand (pictured here with VanArts President Alan Phillips). Frances visited our campus to share with our students in Character Animation, Game Art & Design and Visual Effects about the new degree pathway options available for successful graduates of our programs.
Through this articulation, graduates of our diploma programs in 3D Character Animation,Game Art & Design and Visual Effects can receive academic credit to transfer directly into their 3rd and final year of a Bachelor of Art & Design or Bachelor of Creative Technologies. This means a student can earn a professional diploma from one year at VanArts, followed by a BA degree after one more year in New Zealand.
Upon receiving their degree, they may also be eligible to apply for a work permit. Media Design School is one of the top graduate employers for WETA Digital and they have an overall 90% placement rate for industry employment, including close relationships with local studios Oktobor Animation, Sidhe and Gameloft.