School Holiday Programmes

Our School Holiday Programmes offer high school students a great opportunity to get creative, have fun and learn new skills in the ever-changing world of design. And, remember that because Yoobee is an MoE-authorised tertiary provider, you can use STAR funding to send students on these courses.

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Web Design Kickstart - School Holiday Programme

Design and construct a website and get a kickstart in one of NZ’s biggest growth industries. You will learn HTML and CSS elements, web design practices, using fonts, styling type and inserting images and video. Learning how websites work is increasingly becoming a must have for all individuals in the creative sector, get your head start! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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3D Animation using Maya and Photoshop - School Holiday Programme

Give your brain a creative injection with our awesome animation holiday programme. Learn how to use the entertainment and gaming industry’s go-to software Maya and Photoshop. Master the basic concepts of 3D animation and digital art, and create your very own animation. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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Film Production - School Holiday Programme

Here's an opportunity to make a short film, music video or a documentary over the holiday break! You will learn about planning, story-boarding, filming, directing and editing a short clip using Adobe Premiere Pro, with the opportunity to add some exciting visual effects in Adobe After Effects. See your final production projected in a screening, and receive feedback from some of ACG Yoobee's specialist tutors. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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Digital Graphic Design - School Holiday Programme (1)

Want to be a graphic designer? Get an understanding of graphic design software and the creative process in this two day short course. Using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, you’ll learn how to create your own designs using principles of typography, hierarchy, styling and layout. Having visual communication skills is becoming increasingly important in a wide range of professions, and this course will help you become a great visual communicator. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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Film Production - School Holiday Programme (4 Days)

Experience the opportunity to make a short film over the holiday break. You will learn about planning, story-boarding, filming, directing and editing a short clip using Adobe Premiere Pro, with the opportunity to add some exciting visual effects in Adobe After Effects. See your final production projected in a screening, and receive feedback from some of ACG Yoobee’s specialist tutors. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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Game Development - School Holiday Programme

One of the fastest growing global industries, game design and development skills are highly sought after both locally and internationally! Get a feel for the process and personalise assets for your very own game—from modelling and texturing assets, through to placing your content into a game engine environment—this course is an awesome introduction to an exciting industry. You’ll even get to take home your finished demo that will run on PC or MacOSX! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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Introduction to ZBrush - School Holiday Programme

Want to learn the techniques that industry use to create 3D models for movies, games and animation? In this two-day course you'll master the basics of ZBrush to create, modify and render your own 3D character. You’ll then work with ZBrush to sculpt, paint textures and add high frequency details to your models. Zbrush works best with a wacom drawing tablet(although this is not essential for the class). If you have a drawing tablet at home feel free to bring this along to use when during the class. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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3D Modelling - School Holiday Programme (1)

In this exciting three day workshop you’ll be taken through the 3D modelling process by one of expert 3D modellers! You’ll be using Autodesk Maya, the industry standard application for 3D modelling animation in the film and television industry. Over the three days, we will give you a variety of pre-developed character sheets to choose from, then we will take you through the process step by step of turning the concept artwork into a 3D model! This is a great way to test your interest in 3D modelling, animation, and game art and development! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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Animated GIF Workshop - School Holiday Programme

Are you a fan of those animated GIF images seen on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites? Now's your chance to learn the skills needed to make your own! In this one day workshop, you’ll discover how to use Photoshop to create your very own animated images that you can share online. You’ll learn about photo editing, working with fonts and text, layer styles, basic 2D animation skills and a whole lot more! To do this class you should already have a basic understanding of Photoshop. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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Photography Techniques - School Holiday Programme

Have a passion for Photography? In this exciting 2-day workshop you’ll be taken through the process of developing your Photographic vision. Working through techniques of how to get the best out of your camera, and also the best out of lighting and environment. Receive feedback from one of ACG Yoobee's specialist tutors. Bring your own DSLR camera. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only. Places are limited.

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Introduction to Photoshop - School Holiday Programme

Take a sneak peek into the exciting world of Photoshop. Create your own images and enhance your designs using simple editing tools and image manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to manage layers, make selections, create digital illustrations, manipulate photos, and apply effects and output files for your design purposes. You don’t need experience, but proficiency with computers is a must. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.

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