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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:33 pm 
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hello guys ,

this is vamshi frm india i had a plan to join for MDS at newzealand 1 yr diploma course in visual effects ...soplz guys can u suggest me how all the careers in NZ after finising the course from MDS and also careers in VFX in NZ ......


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 Post subject: Re: MDS information needed
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:14 pm 
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As mentioned in our emails (just so others can see what we discussed) - Weta has hired MDS graduates in the past, but note they seem more interested in hiring them from the Advanced 3D course (the 2nd year). Most other smaller (small-medium) companies will happily hire graduates from MDS (including international students with valid work permits) if you're good enough. Most of the work is contract work, including Weta. There are definitely more CG artists than there are jobs in NZ, so you should have a really good reel to make sure you get the available jobs! But the skills you learn at MDS will prepare you for jobs overseas too.

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 Post subject: Re: MDS information needed
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:38 pm 
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oh k k thnks alot for u r valuable information .....so aftr finishing there the small companies r ready to hire the students those who r gud in subject and also shuld hav a gud demo reel ......so i join in MDS ......


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:41 pm 
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:thankyou:

k one more last dout is it possible to wrk at Australia also by finishing the course at MDS


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 Post subject: Re: MDS information needed
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:04 am 
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You'll have to do a little more than just finish.

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 Post subject: Re: MDS information needed
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:28 pm 
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It would pay to check out if you would actually be eligible to work in NZ or Australia as well. From my understanding for New Zealand any one employing you would have to be able to prove that you are not taking a job a New Zealander could do - which generally means they advertise the position for a set length of time and if they cant fill it with a New Zealander then they get approval from a government department to hire some one from overseas. This usually happens with highly specialised jobs (e.g. brain surgeon) or an area we have a shortage in (Maybe trades people etc).

I might be wrong with this, but it would pay to look into this side of things as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:34 am 
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I believe graduates are eligible for 1yr work visas after studying here - I don't know how long you need to study though, but students who complete the 1yr 3D course at MDS are able to apply for that visa. I don't know what happens after one year if you don't find work, but if you are working in your chosen field of study, then you can keep working beyond that 1yr. At least that's my understanding of it.

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