There has never been a better time to launch a career in the gaming industry. It’s a sector that’s literally booming in New Zealand – and overseas - and one that promises an increasing number of amazing job opportunities for passionate, talented game designers. Do something you love, and blaze a trail while you’re at it. Yoobee’s Diploma in Game Art & Development will give you the skills you need to make ideas your career and put you firmly in the vanguard of this exhilarating field.

  • Full Time Course
  • 15 weeks NZQA Level 3

Certificate in Digital Media (iCreate)

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

Got digital design in your DNA?

Yoobee’s iCreate explores the high-octane world of digital media and is the perfect platform to unlock your imagination, enhance your skills and prepare you for further study. This is where creativity and digital technology collide – and multiply!

Using computers, digital, still and video cameras, you’ll produce a wide range of original artwork that combines both traditional and digital media. Master digital illustration techniques and learn how to create images and pages suitable for web publication. We’ll also teach you how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. 

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  • Full Time Course
  • 2 Years NZQA Level 7


Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

Game design is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet, and Yoobee’s Diploma in Game Art and Development opens doors to the world’s most visionary gaming studios.

Bring your virtual world to life with this epic two-year programme – learn how to create phenomenal video games from scratch, collaborate in teams in a studio-style setting, develop your graphical style, and express your fresh ideas and spectacular stories through games.

  • Short Course
  • Self-Paced Introductory

3D Modelling for Games Online

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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