Media Design School is excited to be partnering with Digital Natives Academy, to deliver our Digital Creativity Foundation (DCF) programme online to learners based in DNA’s digital hub in Rotorua. Click here to learn more about the course As a first-of-it’s-kind relationship for Media Design
Inspiring the Next
Generation of Digital Leaders
Animation & Illustration
Creative tech is one of the fastest growing industries in Aotearoa New Zealand. But it takes time to excel and become proficient. Join us and start today.
Esports & High Performance Thinking
Esports and Gaming are gateways into digital and creative tech. Think leadership, collaboration, communication, sportsmanship.
Welcome to Digital Natives Academy
Our Term 4 programmes are now open for registrations.
Click on the button to view. Each session is FREE and runs between 1-2 hours.
We also provide free scrim sessions on weekends (first come first served) for members.
Digital Natives Academy (DNA) Charitable Trust was established in 2014 to encourage young people and those wanting to enter the digital tech industry the power to create, transform, shape and develop their own digital tools.
DNA is an intergenerational centre of digital excellence, a place where curious young minds can find exceptional leaders along with state of the art digital tech. It is also a Sanctuary from an often cold, uncaring world where the outliers of society can find peace, a warm smile, friendship and shared passions.
All our current courses are taught onsite or in schools.
Digital Technology is one of the fastest growing parts of Aotearoa’s economy, generating billions of dollars in exports and creating thousands of jobs each year. The global gaming industry is now worth more than the film and music industries combined. Yet in 2019 only 30%
Term 4 Courses
Rotorua | Murupara | Tokoroa | Auckland | Wellington
Meet our Crew
Wellbeing | Esports | Animation | Content Creation | Game Design
DNA believes leadership is about creating more leaders. We use the young jedis around us, young up and coming talent with a passion for Te Ao Māori, wellbeing, animation, gaming, esports and content creation.
All our instructors have relevant tertiary degrees and have deep and relevant experience in our industry.