Jul 20, 2020 - Jul 09, 2021
Want a career in 3D production? This is where it starts.
Combine artistry with the latest technology and get the skills you need to turn your creative concepts into compelling images that capture the essence of movement, bringing characters and scenes to life.
Learn techniques in character modelling, rigging and character animation, and use dynamics and particles, with cloth and fluid simulations, to achieve impressive visual effects. With sophisticated lighting and rendering techniques, create work with a professional polish.
You’ll use industry-based processes throughout the year, from creating conceptual artwork and storyboards to building a showreel that reflects your talent and skills.
On graduating, you receive the New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 6).
Modelling and Texturing
Use multiple tools and procedures to model hard surface and organic models, and apply these techniques to rigging, animation and interactive games. Learn to use shading and texturing to achieve different looks and styles.
Master the fundamentals of lighting, rendering and rigging, and explore how they apply to modelling, animation, interactive games and compositing. Learn how to optimise scene file to achieve a lower render timeframe.
Nail the essentials of animation using multiple tools and procedures and discover how to apply these techniques to other areas. Hone your audio and acting skills to achieve better character performance.
Cover a huge range of content from visual effects design, analysis of real-world physical phenomena, pre-visualisation, animatics, scripting and maths for VFX, dynamic effects, working with footage, 3D and camera tracking, 3D software integration and render passes in compositing software.
Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, Polypainting, Mari, Substance Painter/Designer
High-spec PCs, green screen studio, chrome/grey sphere, cinema production cameras, DSLR still cameras, Wacom tablet
$7,757.51 + $340 Student Services Levy + $350 Course Related Costs*
(Eligible For 'fees-free' study and Studylink)
*Course Related Cost - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the period of 1 year. This amount can be covered by studylink's courses related cost loan.
(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)
$20,500 + $2,000 course fee
Students must have successfully completed the Level 5 Diploma in Animation or Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production, or have a portfolio assessed by the Head of Faculty. Download our portfolio guidelines for this course.
International students must be at least 18 years old.
If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 6.0.
On successful completion of this programme, you can diversify your skills with the Diploma in Screen Production, or the Diploma in Advanced 3D Production. You may also enrol in the Diploma in Game Art and Development.
Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.
Our brochure explores everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.