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Digital design education ain’t what it used to be. It’s been turned on its head. Shaken and stirred. Vigorously. Quite frankly, it’s been revolutionised – and Yoobee is leading the charge.

The hot new wave of digital design professionals don’t want to be locked into a three year degree, or drowned in theoretical studies. They want the hands-on tools to master their craft. The practical skills to turn their crazy ideas into careers. They want industry-driven training, using the latest cutting edge equipment, delivered by the very best in the business.

That’s why Yoobee is the design school of the future. Our diverse range of courses, from Level 2 to Level 7, are designed to be mixed, matched, and mashed-up. Learn the skills YOU want to learn. Drive your own car in your own lane and get to your destination quicker.

Whether you’re a digital design virgin, or a pro wanting to upskill, Yoobee’s courses in Web Development, Game Art, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Animation and Advanced 3D Graphics will give you the skills you need to succeed.

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Youth Guarantee Free Programme for 16 & 19 year olds - Level 2 (Creative Industries)

24 Weeks NZQA Level 2

If you’re bursting with creative ideas but have nowhere to unleash them, ACG Yoobee has the perfect antidote.

Our Level 2 digital media course in Christchurch is guaranteed to fuel your creative spirit. Graphic design, web design, film and animation.

This course will set you on an exciting path to a future in a creative industry, and you’ll graduate with a CV and portfolio that ensures you’ll stand out. And best of all it’s FREE for 16 – 19 year olds! 

Students who complete this programme will be awarded with NCEA Level 2.

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Certificate in Digital Media (iCreate)

15 weeks NZQA Level 3

Got digital design in your DNA? iCreate explores the high-octane world of digital media, and is the perfect course to unlock your imagination, enhance your skills and prepare you for further study. This is where your creativity and digital technology collide – and multiply!

Using digital still and video cameras and computers, you’ll produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. You’ll also learn digital illustration techniques and how to create images and pages suitable for web publication, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. This work is complemented by a wide range of art and creative practices to further enhance your skills base and prepare you for further study.

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Certificate in English & Digital Design

12/24 Weeks NZQA Level 3

Did you know it is possible to study English at the same time as digital design? With this unique course offered only at ACG Yoobee School of Design Auckland you will be able to improve your academic English, as well as gain the essential design skills necessary to start a career pathway in the creative industry.

In the digital design classes, you will learn how to create your own logo, CD cover, website, magazine layout, animation, digital portrait, short film, motion graphics and more. You will get to use the latest software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Imagine studying English in a creative environment where the contents are visually presented.

This course provides a quality English programme suitable for intermediate level and above international students who want to improve their academic English skills to enter higher level courses. With flexible start dates, friendly and knowledgeable tutors, and great resources, why not use this course to make the most of your study in Auckland?

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Diploma in Game Art and Development

2 Years NZQA Level 7

Want a programme that teaches you how to create stunning video games from scratch? Our Diploma in Game Art is the ultimate offering.

Game design is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet, and this course will open doors to its most visionary gaming studios.

Each year you will study for 37 weeks. You will create games in teams in a studio style setting, develop your graphical style and express your stories through games. By the end of the programme you will have developed an interactive portfolio that will show off your creative works.

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Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic

40 weeks NZQA Level 5

This programme is totally new. Designed to meet the latest industry demands, it provides an excellent starting point for students looking to study further in the fields of Graphic Design & Web Development.

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer. With this programme, you’ll take your first steps towards becoming one, learning how to use graphic design to produce websites, software, and user interfaces.

You’ll get a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development over the exciting 40 weeks of the programme. You’ll be working on in-depth projects that will go into your portfolio, preparing you for further study or a great entry-level job.

Upon graduating this course, you’ll receive the NZ Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5).

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Diploma in Web and UX Design

40 weeks NZQA Level 6

The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, shop, bank, play games and share information. The pace of change is skyrocketing – and so too is the demand for talented internet professionals. Everything you see on the vast online world is made possible by web developers. The Diploma in Web and UX Design will give you the practical skills you need to make your mark in this exciting industry. 

Learn how to apply the principles of visual design and master the scripting languages that support client-sided development. By encouraging creativity and teaching the essentials of web programming and design, this programme will set you on the path to a brilliant career in online media. You'll finish with a comprehensive knowledge base and an online portfolio to showcase your new skills. 

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Diploma in Screen Production

40 Weeks NZQA Level 6

If you’ve always wanted to create visual effects for films and produce video content then this programme is for you. Learn about the full screen production process, from pre-production, to production, to post-production. Master a wide range of skills such a cinematography, sound capture, script writing, storyboarding, directing, producing, editing, sound design, colour grading, compositing and visual effects.

Working in production groups and individually you will write, direct and shoot a range of dynamic screen productions.
Then you will refine and polish your footage using cutting edge post-production techniques.

Prospective employers, cultivated your online portfolio and taken part in a screening of your work.
From here, you may choose to go on to further study in filmmaking or use your skills to apply for a job in the exciting worlds of film and television or post-production.

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Diploma in Creative Digital Design

40 Weeks NZQA Level 6

The Diploma in Creative digital Design will teach you how to combine creative and digital skills to create work that is compelling, persuasive and powerful. You'll learn all about typography and layout, as well as how to capture and manipulate images. You'll gain an understanding of the conventional design process and how to use it to create great work including digital packaging, posters, magazines, brochures, ads and more. 

The graphic design industry is constantly changing and evolving but with Yoobee's industry led approach and expert tutors you get the practical software, creative and pre-press design skills employers are looking for. 

Our graduates are highly prized for their technical abilities. They find employment in diverse range of areas including design agencies, print and pre-press, packaging, finished art, typesetting, magazine and newspaper publications, advertising and image retouching. 

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Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production

40 weeks NZQA Level 5

This brand-new programme replaces the Diploma in Animation & Digital Video (Level 5).

You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

After completing this freshly-revamped qualification, you’ll have a foot in the door of the amazing world of animation and film. You’ll produce a portfolio of work that will become your ticket to higher-level study or an entry-level industry job. You can trust ACG Yoobee to deliver a programme that’s fun, engaging, and chock-full of skills that you’ll use for the rest of your professional life.

Upon graduating this course, you’ll receive the NZ Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5)

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Diploma in 3D Production

40 weeks NZQA Level 6

A career in 3D Production combines artistry with the latest technology. The Diploma in 3D Production gives you the skills you need to turn your creative ideas into compelling images, capturing the essence of movement to bring characters and scenes to life.

You’ll learn techniques in character modelling, rigging and character animation. You’ll use dynamics and particles, with cloth and fluid simulations to achieve impressive visual effects.

Together with sophisticated lighting and rendering techniques you’ll create work that has a professional polish. You’ll use industry based processes throughout the year, from creating conceptual artwork and storyboards to building a show reel that reflects the skills you have learned.

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Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced)

35 Weeks NZQA Level 7

The Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) is designed to build on your current education and experience. It lets you innovate, experiment, pursue your own project ideas and create some amazing work, enabling you to broaden your skills as a visual communicator.

Whether you want to work in print, motion graphics or interactive media, our intensive hands-on Digital Media programme will help you take the next step in your career.

In a supportive and creative studio environment, you’ll extend your existing technical skills, learn how to further develop your ideas and produce a cutting-edge portfolio showcasing your digital design production work.

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Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics

41 weeks NZQA Level 7

Want to bring fantastic stories to life? Make the unreal, real? The impossible, possible? Specialise in advanced 3D productions and become a leading agent of change in tomorrow’s CG industry.

Whether you dream of becoming an animator, texture artist, visual effects artist or technical director, our Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics will teach you how to use your craft to shape the frontiers of our digital world.

This studio based programme gives you in-depth knowledge of how a real production environment works and how to create full CG film.  Working closely with industry, you’ll master advanced skills on industry standard software and have the guidance and resources you need to create short film and demo reel – the single most valuable tool to finding a job you love.

Immerse yourself in film productions, specialise and build your understanding of production pipeline techniques, and ignite fresh thinking. This course will give you the skills you need to become an employable artist in a visionary field.

Full of brilliant, crazy ideas?  Then make sure the world sees them!

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Introduction to Photoshop

2 days Introductory
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.
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Introduction to After Effects

2 Days Introductory
After Effects is a powerful application used to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, broadcast graphics and music videos. This course will teach you how to create sophisticated motion graphics using text and object animation, compositing videos and images and adding audio effects. Cover basic animation of shapes and layers, working with keyframes, effects and layer options, 3D layers, cameras and rendering and colour grading and enhancing footage. The course will also teach you about track mattes and keying, motion tracking and stabilisation, time remapping, image sequences and playing with particles.
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Graphic Design Training Package

7 Weeks Introductory
In this comprehensive introduction to Graphic Design course you will learn skills in Abobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. You will create your first ideas on paper and learn the principles of design required to take the ideas into final digital concepts, making ready for print, web and multimedia. You will explore typography, type, colour and image, page layout, hierarchy, brand and historical design contexts. You will get to take home your printed work. Take the next step and realise your visual ideas.
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Introduction to HTML and CSS

2 days Introductory
This bite-sized course will show you how to create a basic website using HTML5 & CSS3. You’ll learn how to create your own HTML document using plain text editor, format text, set up pictures and links using HTML, and add style using CSS documents. We’ll also teach you how to add custom colour and text, extra pages, outgoing links and multimedia to a website. Plus plenty of other tips and tricks to future proof your website. You’ll need basic computer skills on a PC or MAC, and access to a browser and text-editing program (notepad, textedit etc.)
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Introduction to InDesign

2 days Introductory
Learn the key layout principles of graphic design and use basic techniques to create single-page and multi-page documents using this industry standard desktop publishing program. You’ll cover text formatting, styles, tables, basic drawing and effects
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Introduction to Illustrator

2 days Introductory
Get up and running with Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard software for creating vector art. Learn how to create illustrations, diagrams, logos, advertisements and single page layouts with text and graphics using drawing, painting and text manipulation Illustrator tools.
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Introduction to Premiere Pro

2 days Introductory
Pining to master Premiere Pro? Our 2 day short course will teach you how to capture footage, set up a timeline and gain an understanding of video formats, compression and importing audio. You’ll create transitions and export your finished edits to suit your desired delivery platform. You’ll need basic computer and file management skills, and be sure to bring a USB to save your work.
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Web Design (Front End) Bootcamp

12 weeks Intermediate
Busting to break into the web industry, but don’t have quite the right skills? Prepared to do whatever it takes to land a job you love? Then strap yourself in and hold on tight. Yoobee’s Web Design (Front End) Boot Camp will get you where you want to go, lightning fast. It’ll be the most intensive 12 weeks of your life – and possibly the most life-changing. You’ll spend 45+ hours a week immersed in hands on, industry standard training. Half of that will be spent with your insanely talented tutors, while the other half will see you flexing your creative muscles on team and individual projects. Not only will you graduate with a portfolio that sets you apart in the job market, we’ll also help you apply for roles and internships with web design companies.
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Web Design Training Package

7 weeks Introductory
Learn the technical skills to plan and build a website to an industry standard. The course includes front end design and development, HTML and CSS, design principles for web, troubleshooting, back end database management and integrating PHP and MySQL. You will learn forms to CSS drop downs, integrating jQuery and media queries. Beginners welcome, proficiency with computers required.
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Certificate in Digital Media Online (Full time)

15 weeks Introductory
The Certificate in Digital Media is an exciting opportunity to explore digital design. It’s where your creativity meets digital technology. Using digital still and video cameras and computers, you’ll produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. You’ll also learn digital illustration techniques, how to create images and pages for the web, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. This work is complemented with a wide range of art and creative practices to further enhance your skills base and prepare you for futher study.
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Certificate in Digital Media Online (Part time)

25 Weeks Introductory
The Certificate in Digital Media is an exciting opportunity to explore digital design. It’s where your creativity meets digital technology. Using digital still and video cameras and computers, you’ll produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. You’ll also learn digital illustration techniques, how to create images and pages for the web, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. This work is complemented with a wide range of art and creative practices to further enhance your skills base and prepare you for futher study.
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HTML and CSS Beyond the Basics Online

Self-paced Intermediate
Take your web design skills to a whole new level - learn to write HTML5 pages beyond the document type and design websites with CSS3 at ease and speed. You’ll learn to integrate HTML5 semantically through your web pages and generate well formatted CSS with SASS, a popular CSS pre-processor. This course covers how to create wireframes in Photoshop, work with layouts, and use CSS drop-down menus and forms. You’ll also learn about creating SEO-friendly buttons and progressive enhancements and mobile layouts. You need to have a basic level of HTML, CSS and web standards, and we also recommend you complete the Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 course first. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a website wireframe 2. Understand CSS positioning 3. Use CSS to customise web typography 4. Create a fluid/liquid layout 5. Use CSS to create dropdown menus and Forms 6. Understand and implement Search Engine Optimised web buttons 7. Create a responsive web design for Mobile web pages
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3D Modelling for Games Online

Self-Paced Introductory
Mad about modelling? Want to dip your toes into the world of modelling game assets? In this course you’ll create a model and take it through all the steps needed to get it ready for a game engine, without losing the detail of a high resolution model. You’ll cover modelling techniques, UV mapping, sculpting, normal maps, texture maps, lighting, and rendering and export for game engines. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop. A three-year free trial of MAYA can be downloaded from the Autodesk site. You can also join the Autodesk Education Community which gives you free access to MAYA for as long as you’re learning. A free, one-month trial of Photoshop can be downloaded from Adobe. Learning Outcomes: 1. Set up a project in Maya including references 2. Build a basic model from existing references (flea) 3. Understand how to UV map a 3D model 4. Create a high resolution version of your 3D model using the Sculpt Geometry tool 5. Create a normal map for a low resolution 3D model 6. Apply textures using UV Mapping and the 3D Paint tool 7. Understand basic lighting for 3D models 8. Render a 3D model ready for game and 3D industries
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Introduction to After Effects Online

Self-paced Introductory
After Effects is a powerful application used to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, broadcast graphics and music videos. This course will teach you how to create sophisticated motion graphics using text and object animation, compositing videos and images and adding audio effects. You’ll learn basic animation of shapes and layers, work with keyframes, effects and layer options, 3D layers, cameras & rendering, and colour grading & enhancing footage. The course will also teach you about track mattes and keying, motion tracking and stabilisation, time remapping, image sequences and playing with particles. Phew! Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Adobe After Effects software – a free, one-month trial can be downloaded from Adobe. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud which gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand basic animation principals 2. Create a simple animation using puppet tools and motion paths 3. Create a simple title sequence using effects, blending modes and animation 4. Create a simple animation in 3D space 5. Identify video errors and use colour correction tools to repair 6. Use animated masks as garbage mattes to prepare a green or blue screen clip for keying 7. Use track mattes to create transparency effects in layer combinations 8. Use motion tracking to add objects into footage / create composites 9. Use time remapping to alter speed of footage
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Introduction to HTML and CSS3 online

Self-paced Introductory
Want to create your own website? Or even just update your existing one? This course will give you the skills you need to get the job done. Learn how to create a basic website using HTML5 & CSS3. We’ll teach you how to create your own HTML document using plain text editor, format text, set up pictures and links using HTML, and add style using CSS documents. You’ll also cover how to add custom colour and text, extra pages, outgoing links and multimedia to a website. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC and access to a browser and text-editing program such as Notepad, TextEdit, or Komodo (Free). Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a basic webpage 2. How to use HTML codes to format text 3. Create links to multiple html files and external webpages 4. How to use CSS to change colours and background images 5. Understand the Box Model principals 6. Create a webpage with embedded audio and video 7. Create consistent and clear navigation items 8. Use different tags to create a basic webpage layout 9. Build your own website with multiple pages and images with visual consistencies
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Introduction to Photoshop Online

Self-paced Introductory
Fire up your Photoshop skills and discover why it’s the go-to digital imaging software for photographers, designers, web professionals and video professionals. Understand the history behind graphics and design, and learn how to design graphics for web, video and print. Create a web banner, a flyer and an A4 poster from photos and graphics. Learn how to add text to photos, work with layers, retouch photos using different methods, and use selection tools to copy and composite images. You’ll learn different methods of colour correction for different effects, how to manipulate colour grade to change the look and feel of photos, and how to create amazing special effects. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Adobe Photoshop software. A free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyse and emulate an existing design style 2. Retouch and repair old photographs 3. Colour correct photos 4. Create a web banner / a5 newspaper advert 5. Understand different image file types and their specific uses 6. Create a movie poster using supplied images
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Introduction to Illustrator Online

Self-paced Introductory
Want to get up and running with Adobe Illustrator – the industry-standard software for creating Vector art? Illustrator is used to create beautiful illustrations, logo and identity design, packaging, fashion design, web design and more. Grasp the basic tools and functions within Illustrator in this self-paced, online course. You’ll learn about vector vs raster, paths, working with colour and painting & drawing. We’ll also cover grouping and blends as well as Illustrators 3D rotation tools. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as access to Adobe Illustrator software. A free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand how to create shapes within Illustrator 2. Create an illustration using the pen tool 3. Create an illustration using gradient and transparency tools 4. Create an illustration using the transformation tools 5. Create an advert using the 3D transform tools
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Introduction to Premiere Pro Online

Self-paced Introductory
Pining to master Premiere Pro? Our online short course will teach you how to capture footage, set up a timeline and gain an understanding of video formats, compression and importing audio. You’ll learn about basic cutting, adding titles and credits, colour correction and working with audio. You’ll create transitions and export your finished edits to suit your desired delivery platform. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as access to Premiere Pro software. A free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a basic edit using supplied footage 2. Create a basic advert with animated titles 3. Identify and correct errors in video footage 4. Use keyframes to create a basic animation 5. Use effects, generators and blending modes to create a simple title sequence 6. Understand how to edit and sync audio 7. Use Keys to remove and replace a green screen background
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Photoshop Beyond the Basics Online

Self-paced Intermediate
Become a Photoshop whiz in your spare time. Photoshop is the ultimate software in digital imaging and is a favourite tool of photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals.<br/> Build on your existing knowledge of Photoshop, and learn how to make the most of this awesome software. Work with advanced paragraph and character options, use advanced layer styles and blending modes, create effects using filters, use liquify tools and create custom brushes. You’ll also learn to use vector drawing and shape tools, create swatch libraries and spot colour channels, and use monotone and duotone colour modes. This course will also show you how to create layer comps, use paths for clear cutting and masks, use image manipulation tools, toning and colour retouching tools, and export images, vectors and batch process. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC and some experience in the basic functions of Adobe Photoshop. We also recommend that you’ve completed our Introduction to Photoshop Online course. If you don’t have Adobe Photoshop software, a free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the Photoshop type tools 2. Use filters and blend modes to create different effects 3. Understand the difference between raster and vector images 4. Use adjustment layers 5. Use content aware function tools for photo retouching 6. Use Dodge and Burn tools for photo retouching 7. Create a Hybrid image 8. Know when and how to save images for the Web 9. Understand how to use batch processing
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Introduction to 3D Modelling Online

Self-paced Introductory
If you love concept design, character art, or just visualising your ideas in 3D space then this is for you! During this course, we’ll introduce you to the MAYA interface and you’ll learn about modelling with primitives, using reference images, modelling terrain and organic & hard surface modelling techniques. You’ll also cover differences between high and low polygon modelling, animating a camera, basic rendering set up and importing and exporting 3D models. Learn at your own pace with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Autodesk Maya software. A free, three-year trial of MAYA can be downloaded from the Autodesk site. You can also join the Autodesk Education Community which gives you free access to MAYA for as long as you’re learning. Learning Outcomes: 1. Set up a basic project file in Maya 2. Build basic models using polygons 3. Build a model using references 4. Understand how to use UV mapping and Auto unwrap tools 5. Model terrain and generate topology 6. Build a high resolution model 7. Understand how to use UV and Texture baking to transfer detail 8. Animate a basic camera 9. Setup basic lighting for your 3D model 10. Create a render of an animated camera/video fly through of your model
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Introduction to 3D Facial Animation Online

Self-paced Introductory
Fascinated by facial animation? Learn the tricks of the trade including analysing and storyboarding facial expressions, lip movement and vocal syncing, planning facial movement and animating lips, eyes and brows to achieve different expressions. We’ll also cover loading a rig, rig controls, animating to audio, using the graph editor and creating realistic movement. Basically everything you need to know to get you started with facial animation using MAYA! Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Autodesk Maya software. A free, three-year trial of MAYA can be downloaded from the Autodesk site. You can also join the Autodesk Education Community which gives you free access to MAYA for as long as you’re learning. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand basic animation principals 2. Understand how to open and use animation rigs within Maya to a basic level 3. Create an expressive facial pose 4. Understand lip sync and create a storyboard using basic lip movements 5. Create an animated lip sync / reaction 6. Storyboard eyebrows and eyes 7. Understand how to use the graph editor to a basic level 8. Create a basic facial animation
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Introduction to Indesign Online

Self-paced Introductory
Create show-stopping magazines, newsletters, brochures, and more, using Adobe InDesign – the industry standard in document layout software. Learn all you need to know about setting up documents, working with text frames, importing and working with images, and arranging, stacking and layering elements. You’ll also cover text formatting, shape and line tools and text effects. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as access to Adobe InDesign software. A free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a mood board 2. Create a one page advertising flyer 3. Create a multipage newsletter, pamphlet or booklet 4. Understand typographic conventions, theory and terminology 5. Understand file formats, resolution and colour spaces
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Introduction to 3D Character Animation Online

Self-paced Introductory
Nail the principles of animation using MAYA—the industry standard high-end 3D computer program. You’ll cover rig loading and controls, posing a character to show mood and emotion and pose-to-pose animation, working with a storyboard and animating to audio. You’ll also learn how to use the graph editor and create realistic movement. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Autodesk Maya software. A free, three-year trial of MAYA can be downloaded from the Autodesk site. You can also join the Autodesk Education Community which gives you free access to MAYA for as long as you’re learning. Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyse and critique an existing animation using clear animation principals 2. Understand how to open and use animation rigs within Maya to a basic level 3. Create an expressive pose of your own 4. Create an Animatic 5. Create a basic pose-to-pose animation 6. Refine and develop a pose-to-pose animation
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Social Media for Business Online

Self-paced Introductory
Wish you could create social media campaigns that really pack a punch? Now you can learn how in your own time. If you’re already on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, this course will give you an opportunity to complete a range of activities that will take your social media presence to the next level. Catering for the beginner and intermediate in social media, you’ll learn how to reach and engage your customers, and generate real-world business value. Grow your business by developing an effective social media strategy and creating unique and engaging content for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. We’ll teach you how to measure the effectiveness of your campaigns; write reports using social media data and analytics; create, monitor and measure Facebook ads and sponsored stories; and create content for a website or blog that drives action. You’ll also learn how to monitor what customers are saying about your company and how to respond professionally. This course will ensure you gain visibility in a noisy world. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need existing social media accounts set up and some basic knowledge of the social platforms. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a high impact Facebook post 2. Create a Facebook advert and Facebook advertising account 3. Create a Facebook advert to market your business 4. Create a Facebook sweepstakes campaign 5. Create engaging Twitter conversation 6. Create LinkedIn ads 7. Use LinkedIn to interact with potential contacts
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Digital Illustration - School Holiday Programme

2 days Introductory
Our resident digital illustration expert will be walking students through several exciting illustration projects. Using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, you'll learn and practice cool new techniques using a graphics tablet (we'll provide these!). The tablets let you draw in Photoshop and Illustrator like you would in real life, but with every brush and colour you could imagine! You'll learn lots of tricks to enhance your work, and at the end of the course, print them to take away! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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Digital Graphic Design - School Holiday Programme

2 Days Introductory
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 and make them communicate using principles of typography, hierarchy, styling and layout. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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Film Production - School Holiday Programme

3 Days Introductory
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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3D Modelling - School Holiday Programme

2 Days Introductory
In this exciting two 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 and animation in the film and television industry. Over the two 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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Digital Graphic Design - School Holiday Programme (1)

3 Days Introductory
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)

4 Days Introductory
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 Art & Development - School Holiday Programme

4 Days Introductory
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

2 Days Introductory
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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Web Design - School Holiday Programme

2 Days Introductory
Get a head start into the exciting world of Web Development in this two-day course! Here you will build a basic, three page website, and learn about HTML, CSS, and responsive design so that your work looks great on mobile as well as on a desktop! One of our fantastic web tutors will take you through this course and you’ll come away with some great new skills. The web industry is booming in New Zealand and abroad, and is a great choice if you want to make finding a job easy in the future. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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3D Modelling - School Holiday Programme (1)

3 Days Introductory
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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Photography Techniques - School Holiday Programme

2 Days Introductory
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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