Posted 14 September 2013.


CAANZ is working closely with AUT and key industry leaders to refresh and re-design our core programmes this year.

Dr Martin Waiguny has recently joined AUT from Austria as Senior Lecturer, Advertising. Martin’s doctorate explored Advergames and how they impact children and his most recent role included teaching, conducting projects and researching international consumer behaviour and advertising, in addition to creating a new international management programme. He also has a long list of published papers, contributions to books, research projects, conference abstracts and awards for his work to date.

Martin brings both theoretical knowledge and practical experience to the development, and ultimately the delivery, of our shared programmes with AUT and is enthusiastic about working directly with our NZ industry.

CAANZ / Media Design School

CAANZ and the Media Design School (MDS) have a longstanding relationship that began with development of the MDS Adschool over a decade ago. The Adschool is a 40 week full time programme that is designed to train copy writers and art directors in an agency-like environment with live briefs, deadlines, real clients and lots of agency interaction.

Students are also supported to enter awards (and they win plenty) and get to share their work with potential employers directly. MDS Adschool has an enviable reputation for turning out exceptional talent and is well recognised internationally.

CAANZ and MDS collaborate on a range of initiatives including one-off industry events, creative intern placements, professional development and the creative mentor programme.

Media Design School are also one of five international design schools that make up Frontier, connecting digital creatives accross the globe. Check out the blog site here: