Diploma in Advanced 3D Production

From the YOOBEE SCHOOL OF ANIMATION

  • CAMPUSES:

    START DATES:

  • Auckland City Road

    Apr 27, 2020 - Apr 16, 2021

  • Wellington

    Apr 27, 2020 - Apr 16, 2021

    • Credits:

      120

    • Method:

      Full-time

    40

    weeks

    7

    NQZA

Looking for a way to combine your technical smarts with your flair for art?

A highly sought-after pathway into 3D production, technical art is that beautiful bridge between artists and programmers. Our Diploma in Advanced 3D Production teaches you how to navigate it.

Produce 3D work to a photo-realistic standard and problem-solve technical issues. Learn about 3D asset creation, character/creature rigging, effects simulation, time management and self-critique.

In just 40 weeks, this hands-on programme will prepare you for the realities of today’s 3D production industry, building on your existing expertise and giving you the chance to specialise in an area of your choice. Hone your skills in environmental realism and master the industry-informed pipelines and workflows of team production. And best of all? You’ll produce an industry-standard showreel to boost your career opportunities.

 

What you'll learn

Environmental Realism

Learn to plan and execute a CG production pipeline by taking a real-world environment and replicating it as a photo-realistic 3D scene. You’ll master cool stuff like model production, digital sculpting, texturing, asset management, look development, CG lighting, compositing and post-production.

Team Production

Work in a simulated industry-style studio as a specialist to complete a large-scale project. We’ll delve into project planning and management, data management, industry practices, critical analysis, as well as further develop your skills in your chosen CG specialisation.

Research and Showreel

This is your capstone project for the year. Research the career specialisation you wish to pursue and design a project to bolster your showreel. Build your skills in project planning and scope, brief development, professional practice and critique. Finish the year with an industry-standard showreel to showcase your talents to employers.

What you should know

Software

Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk MotionBuilder, Pixologic ZBrush, Pixar RenderMan, Adobe Suite, Foundry Nuke, Foundry Mari

Equipment

High-spec computers, digital video cameras, sound recording equipment, video production room with studio lighting and green screen

Entry Requirements

To gain entry, you must have successfully completed either our Diploma in 3D Production, or have a portfolio assessed by the Head of Faculty.

Provide an application letter (written in your own words, in English), including:

  • A brief introduction 
  • Your academic/work background
  • Your software skills
  • Your reasons for wanting to enrol in the programme
  • Your future aspirations

If English is not your first language, provide evidence of your English language proficiency at IELTS 6.0 Academic (no band lower than 5.5) level, or equivalent.

Portfolio requirements

Provide a portfolio of original creative works containing 7–10 examples demonstrating an understanding of the fundamentals of 3D modelling and animation. Ideas for your portfolio include previous examples of 3D modelling, lighting or rigging that you have created in software such as Blender, Sculptris, ZBrush, Nuke or Maya.

A portfolio submitted for entry into a Level 7 diploma must be at the following industry-level standard:

  • Each piece of creative work must be clearly labelled with the intention of the piece and a brief description
  • If you are applying for a programme that specialises in visual effects, 3D or motion graphics, we expect you to provide a showreel
  • All work must be original and your own. Where group work is shown, you must detail your involvement in the project.

For entry to this programme, you are expected to have basic understanding of Maya. You may be provided with a simple task sheet to demonstrate your proficiency in Maya.

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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.

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