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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Digital Illustration - School Holiday Programme

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

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

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

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)

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 Art & 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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Web Design - School Holiday Programme

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)

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

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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