Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production

From the YOOBEE SCHOOL OF ANIMATION

  • CAMPUSES:

    START DATES:

  • Auckland City Road

    Feb 10 - Dec 11, 2020

  • Christchurch

    Feb 10 - Dec 11, 2020

  • Rotorua

    Feb 10 - Dec 11, 2020

  • Wellington

    Feb 10 - Dec 11, 2020

    • Credits:

      120

    • Method:

      Full-time

    40

    weeks

    5

    NZQA

This trailblazing qualification is your ticket into the amazing world of film and animation. The course is fun, practical and packed with skills you’ll use for the rest of your professional life.

Highly relevant to today’s industry, this engaging 40-week programme provides a solid overview of animation and film production and teaches the technical skills necessary to master the craft.

Hands-on, practical training by industry-experienced tutors ensures you're ideally placed to go on to higher-level study or an entry-level job. You will also develop an extensive portfolio to showcase your capabilities.

Forget mediocre, become a master. This course is designed with the latest industry demands in mind. It means you’ll graduate with relevant cutting-edge skills that'll keep you ahead of the pack.

Successfully complete this course and receive the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5).

What you'll learn

Design Foundation

These core skills are a must for any budding designer. Get the skinny on current industry processes so you can hit the ground running once you nail a job.

Audio and Visual Production

Create a short film from go to whoa. This means everything from concepts, scripting and shooting through to audio and editing.

Animation Principles

This is where the magic really starts. Learn how to bring characters and worlds to life using 2D and 3D animation.

3D Model and Composite

Design and model 3D objects, blend them with some live footage and create some insanely cool visual effects.

What you should know

Software

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk Maya.

Equipment

PC or Apple computers, DSLR cameras, sound recording equipment (for audio production), video production room with green screen and lighting

Fees

Domestic students

$7,757.51 + $340 Student Services Levy

(Eligible for ‘fees-free’ study)

International students

$19,500 + $2,000 course fee

Entry Requirements

Applicants need NCEA Level 3 with at least one subject in a relevant field, or examples of work demonstrating skills in animation and film production (assessed by the Multimedia Head of Faculty). Download our portfolio guidelines for this course.

Successful completion of our Level 4 Certificate in Creative Media guarantees entry into this programme. If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 Academic (with no band lower than 5.0).

International students must be at least 18 years old.

On successful completion of this programme, you can further develop your skills by studying the Diploma in 3D ProductionDiploma in Screen Production or Diploma in Game Art and Development.

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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.