Make industry connections

Gain real-world insights alongside intensive, inspirational and practical training.

Students at the MCC

Whether you’re a young professional at the beginning of your career, or already in the industry seeking further training, the Miramar Creative Centre offers the opportunity to make those all-important industry connections. Your training at the Centre will be highly intensive and practical, matching the realities of the film and animation industry, and with its location in the centre of New Zealand’s film industry, the Miramar Creative Centre offers unrivalled access to work experience and professional networks.

The Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) offers internships as a key element of the programme, while both the Master of Design Technology and Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) provide students with the opportunity to work on an industry-related project.

Student stories

Camden Wright

Camden Wright, MDT

MDT graduate Camden Wright has taken up the opportunity of an internship with Canadian 3D animation and VFX software developer, SideFX.

Jessica Hill.

Jessica Hill, MFA (CP), Film

Recent graduate Jessica Hill has always been fascinated by the impact of pairing film and music.

Adam Browne, MFA(CP), Film

Graduate Adam Browne says his MFA(CP) has put him 'head and shoulders' above other candidates for jobs.

Murali Logishetty.

Murali Logishetty, MDT

Murali Logishetty took the Master of Design Technology to pursue his dream of getting into the VFX industry.

Tahlia Griffis.

Tahlia Griffis, MFA (CP), Music

Interning with composer Tane Upjohn-Beatson, Tahlia Griffis developed capabilities she never knew she had.

Maurizio Vanolo.

Maurizio Vanolo, MDT

The opportunities afforded by the MDT programme have enabled Maurizio Vanolo to land a job at Park Road Post Production as a VFX artist.

Shun Run Yap.

Shu Run Yap, MFA (CP), Film

There were some unexpected outcomes for Shu Run Yap when she interned as a producer with Wrestler.

David Midgley.

David Midgley, MDT

A love of video games led David Midgley to explore digital design through the Master of Design Technology.

Kelsi Gemmell.

Kelsi Gemmell, MFA (CP), Film

A meeting with royalty was a highlight of Kelsi Gemmell's internship with Weta Workshop.

Liam Reid.

Liam Reid, MFA (CP), Music

When Liam Reid was teamed up with composer Tom McLeod for his MFA (CP) internship, he never expected to be given the role of Music Editor on a feature film.