Digital design education ain’t what it used to be. It’s been turned on its head. Shaken and stirred. Vigorously. Quite frankly, it’s been revolutionised – and Yoobee is leading the charge.

The hot new wave of digital design professionals want hands-on tools to master their craft. The practical skills to turn their crazy ideas into careers. They want industry-driven training, using the latest cutting edge equipment, delivered by the very best in the business.

That’s why Yoobee is the design school of the future. Our diverse range of courses, from Level 2 to Level 7, are designed to be mixed, matched, and mashed-up. Learn the skills YOU want to learn. Drive your own car in your own lane and get to your destination quicker.

Whether you’re a digital design virgin, or a pro wanting to upskill, Yoobee’s courses in Web Development, Game Art, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Animation and Advanced 3D Graphics will give you the skills you need to succeed.

Fees-free study


Yoobee School of Design courses are eligible for fees-free study.

All New Zealanders who have completed less than half a fulltime year of post-school education or training will be eligible to study fees-free. Are you eligible? To find out morecontact the Yoobee student recruitment team or visit www.feesfree.govt.nz.

  • Full Time Course
  • 41 weeks NZQA Level 4

Certificate in Makeup Artistry

Christchurch

Want to see your makeup designs on the big screen? A qualification in makeup artistry is the first step to making your dream come true. The industry is highly creative and technical with a large range of career opportunities available worldwide to qualified makeup artists. 

 

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  • Full Time Course
  • 20 weeks NZQA Level 4

Certificate in Creative Media

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch / Manukau / Rotorua

If you’re passionate about all things digital but you’re still wanting to work out which creative course will lead to your dream career, Yoobee’s Level 4 Certificate in Creative Media is the course for you!

This introductory course has been especially designed to give you a taste of every digital design discipline.  Over the course of 20 weeks, you’ll try your hand at graphic design, film-making, animation, and interactive design. You’ll be introduced to a range of industry-standard software and learn the fundamentals of photography, video creation and editing,  web development, character development, and even a little bit of coding

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  • Full Time Course
  • 20 weeks NZQA Level 4

Certificate in Fashion

Christchurch

Our passionate and professional tutors will train you in a creative environment in a wide set of fashion skills and knowledge such as design, styling, visual merchandising, pattern-making and basic garment construction

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  • Full Time Course
  • 2 Years NZQA Level 7

DIPLOMA IN GAME ART AND DEVELOPMENT

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.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 5

Diploma in Digital Design – Web and Graphic Design

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

This programme is totally new. Designed to meet the latest industry demands, it provides an excellent starting point for students looking to study further in the fields of Graphic Design & Web Development.

Ever thought about how everything you see on a screen is really a bunch of zeroes and ones? Turning those into something beautiful and user-friendly is the craft of the designer. With this programme, you’ll take your first steps towards becoming one, learning how to use graphic design to produce websites, software, and user interfaces.

You’ll get a taste of all the major components of graphic design and web development over the exciting 40 weeks of the programme. You’ll be working on in-depth projects that will go into your portfolio, preparing you for further study or a great entry-level job.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 5

Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch / Rotorua

You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

Yoobee’s Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production is your ticket in to the amazing world of film and animation. This trailblazing qualification is fun, practical, and packed with skills that you’ll use for the rest of your professional life. You’ll gain the ultimate foundation for a career in animation and film, plus you’ll graduate with a spectacular portfolio of work to showcase your undeniable talent. Now that is your door to higher-level study or an entry-level job. Go on. Open it! 

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  • Full Time Course
  • 42 weeks NZQA Level 5

Diploma in Fashion

Christchurch

The Diploma in Fashion (Level 5) will prepare you to work in this exciting and dynamic industry. This year long Diploma is the natural progression for those who have completed the Certificate in Fashion (Level 4).

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  • Full Time Course
  • 3 Years NZQA Level 7

Bachelor of Animation (With Optional Honours)

Wellington

Want to work with the best, and be the best? Our Bachelor of Animation is the ultimate training ground. It’s New Zealand’s only degree level course specialising in 2D and 3D character animation, and it produces world-class animators who are at the very top of their field.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in Web and UX Design

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, shop, bank, play games and share information. The pace of change is skyrocketing – and so too is the demand for talented internet professionals. Everything you see in the vast online world is made possible by web developers. The Diploma in Web and UX Design will give you the practical skills you need to make your mark in this exciting industry.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in Screen Production

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

Immerse yourself in the full screen production process and create amazing video content! From pre-production (creating concepts for film and television projects) right through to production (the magic that happens when the camera rolls) and post-production (polishing and editing what you’ve captured on camera), the Diploma in Screen Production will give you the industry-relevant tools to create your own short film or passion project from scratch. 

Master the art of cinematography, sound capture, script writing and storyboarding. Learn how to direct, produce and edit. Build your skills in sound design, colour grading, composition and visual effects. 

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 Weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in Creative Digital Design

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

The world of graphic design is rapidly evolving. Master the skills that will keep you fresh, relevant and out in front with our Diploma in Creative Digital Design. Learn how to combine your creative and digital talents to produce work that’s compelling, persuasive - and seriously cool. We’ll teach you typography, layout and how to capture and manipulate images. You’ll deepen your understanding of the conventional design process, and you’ll learn how to channel that knowledge into the creation of epic work - from digital packaging and posters to magazines, brochures and ads.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 35 Weeks NZQA Level 7

Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced)

Auckland / Wellington

Ready to innovate, experiment and pursue your own creative projects?  Looking to broaden your skills as a visual communicator? You’ve come to the right place! The Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) will build on your already epic education and experience, so that you can step your career up a notch.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 40 weeks NZQA Level 6

Diploma in 3D Production

Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

Full of brilliant, crazy ideas? Then make sure the world sees them! Combine artistry with the latest technology and carve a career in 3D production. This diploma gives you the skills you need to turn your creative concepts into compelling images, capturing the essence of movement to bring characters and scenes to life.

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  • Full Time Course
  • 41 weeks NZQA Level 7

Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics

Auckland / Wellington

Want to bring fantastic stories to life? Make the unreal, real? The impossible, possible? Specialise in advanced 3D production and become a leading agent of change in tomorrow’s CG industry. Whether you dream of becoming an animator, texture artist, visual effects artist or technical director, our Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics will teach you how to use your craft to shape the frontiers of our digital world.

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  • Short Course
  • 3 Days Introductory

Game Art & Development - School Holiday Programme (3 days)

Want to create a playable and addictive game in Unity? This is the programme for you. Three days of game art and then development to make a game you can play on a PC or Mac. Get some scoring programmed and compete with your classmates! A great three days to spend with other keen gamers wanting to have a go at building the next big thing! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Photoshop Essentials

Take a sneak peek into the exciting world of Photoshop. Create your own images and enhance your designs using simple editing tools and image manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to manage layers, make selections, create digital illustrations, manipulate photos, and apply effects and output files for your design purposes. You don’t need experience, but proficiency with computers is a must.
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  • Short Course
  • 2 Days Introductory

After Effects Essentials

After Effects is a powerful application used to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, broadcast graphics and music videos. This course will teach you how to create sophisticated motion graphics using text and object animation, compositing videos and images and adding audio effects. Cover basic animation of shapes and layers, working with keyframes, effects and layer options, 3D layers, cameras and rendering and colour grading and enhancing footage. The course will also teach you about track mattes and keying, motion tracking and stabilisation, time remapping, image sequences and playing with particles.
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  • Short Course
  • 7 Weeks Introductory

Graphic Design Training Package

In this comprehensive introduction to Graphic Design course you will learn skills in Abobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. You will create your first ideas on paper and learn the principles of design required to take the ideas into final digital concepts, making ready for print, web and multimedia. You will explore typography, type, colour and image, page layout, hierarchy, brand and historical design contexts. You will get to take home your printed work. Take the next step and realise your visual ideas.
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Web Essentials

This bite-sized course will show you how to create a basic website using HTML5 & CSS3. You’ll learn how to create your own HTML document using plain text editor, format text, set up pictures and links using HTML, and add style using CSS documents. We’ll also teach you how to add custom colour and text, extra pages, outgoing links and multimedia to a website. Plus plenty of other tips and tricks to future proof your website. You’ll need basic computer skills on a PC or MAC, and access to a browser and text-editing program (notepad, textedit etc.)
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

InDesign Essentials

Learn the key layout principles of graphic design and use basic techniques to create single-page and multi-page documents using this industry standard desktop publishing program. You’ll cover text formatting, styles, tables, basic drawing and effects http://www.yoobee.ac.nz/study/short-courses/introduction-to-indesign
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Illustrator Essentials

Get up and running with Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard software for creating vector art. Learn how to create illustrations, diagrams, logos, advertisements and single page layouts with text and graphics using drawing, painting and text manipulation Illustrator tools.
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  • Short Course
  • 2 days Introductory

Premiere Pro Essentials

Pining to master Premiere Pro? Our 2 day short course will teach you how to capture footage, set up a timeline and gain an understanding of video formats, compression and importing audio. You’ll create transitions and export your finished edits to suit your desired delivery platform. You’ll need basic computer and file management skills, and be sure to bring a USB to save your work.
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  • Short Course
  • 7 weeks Introductory

Web Design Training Package

Learn the technical skills to plan and build a website to an industry standard. The course includes front end design and development, HTML and CSS, design principles for web, troubleshooting, back end database management and integrating PHP and MySQL. You will learn forms to CSS drop downs, integrating jQuery and media queries. Beginners welcome, proficiency with computers required.
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  • Short Course
  • 25 Weeks Introductory

Certificate in Digital Media Online (Part time)

The Certificate in Digital Media is an exciting opportunity to explore digital design. It’s where your creativity meets digital technology. Using digital still and video cameras and computers, you’ll produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. You’ll also learn digital illustration techniques, how to create images and pages for the web, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. This work is complemented with a wide range of art and creative practices to further enhance your skills base and prepare you for futher study.
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Intermediate

HTML and CSS Beyond the Basics Online

Take your web design skills to a whole new level - learn to write HTML5 pages beyond the document type and design websites with CSS3 at ease and speed. You’ll learn to integrate HTML5 semantically through your web pages and generate well formatted CSS with SASS, a popular CSS pre-processor. This course covers how to create wireframes in Photoshop, work with layouts, and use CSS drop-down menus and forms. You’ll also learn about creating SEO-friendly buttons and progressive enhancements and mobile layouts. You need to have a basic level of HTML, CSS and web standards, and we also recommend you complete the Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 course first. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a website wireframe 2. Understand CSS positioning 3. Use CSS to customise web typography 4. Create a fluid/liquid layout 5. Use CSS to create dropdown menus and Forms 6. Understand and implement Search Engine Optimised web buttons 7. Create a responsive web design for Mobile web pages
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to After Effects Online

After Effects is a powerful application used to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, broadcast graphics and music videos. This course will teach you how to create sophisticated motion graphics using text and object animation, compositing videos and images and adding audio effects. You’ll learn basic animation of shapes and layers, work with keyframes, effects and layer options, 3D layers, cameras & rendering, and colour grading & enhancing footage. The course will also teach you about track mattes and keying, motion tracking and stabilisation, time remapping, image sequences and playing with particles. Phew! 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 Adobe After Effects software – a free, one-week trial can be downloaded from Adobe. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud which gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand basic animation principals 2. Create a simple animation using puppet tools and motion paths 3. Create a simple title sequence using effects, blending modes and animation 4. Create a simple animation in 3D space 5. Identify video errors and use colour correction tools to repair 6. Use animated masks as garbage mattes to prepare a green or blue screen clip for keying 7. Use track mattes to create transparency effects in layer combinations 8. Use motion tracking to add objects into footage / create composites 9. Use time remapping to alter speed of footage
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to HTML and CSS3 online

Want to create your own website? Or even just update your existing one? This course will give you the skills you need to get the job done. Learn how to create a basic website using HTML5 & CSS3. We’ll teach you how to create your own HTML document using plain text editor, format text, set up pictures and links using HTML, and add style using CSS documents. You’ll also cover how to add custom colour and text, extra pages, outgoing links and multimedia to a website. 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 and access to a browser and text-editing program such as Notepad, TextEdit, or Komodo (Free). Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a basic webpage 2. How to use HTML codes to format text 3. Create links to multiple html files and external webpages 4. How to use CSS to change colours and background images 5. Understand the Box Model principals 6. Create a webpage with embedded audio and video 7. Create consistent and clear navigation items 8. Use different tags to create a basic webpage layout 9. Build your own website with multiple pages and images with visual consistencies
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to Photoshop Online

Fire up your Photoshop skills and discover why it’s the go-to digital imaging software for photographers, designers, web professionals and video professionals. Understand the history behind graphics and design, and learn how to design graphics for web, video and print. Create a web banner, a flyer and an A4 poster from photos and graphics. Learn how to add text to photos, work with layers, retouch photos using different methods, and use selection tools to copy and composite images. You’ll learn different methods of colour correction for different effects, how to manipulate colour grade to change the look and feel of photos, and how to create amazing special effects. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Adobe Photoshop software. A free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyse and emulate an existing design style 2. Retouch and repair old photographs 3. Colour correct photos 4. Create a web banner / a5 newspaper advert 5. Understand different image file types and their specific uses 6. Create a movie poster using supplied images
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to Illustrator Online

Want to get up and running with Adobe Illustrator – the industry-standard software for creating Vector art? Illustrator is used to create beautiful illustrations, logo and identity design, packaging, fashion design, web design and more. Grasp the basic tools and functions within Illustrator in this self-paced, online course. You’ll learn about vector vs raster, paths, working with colour and painting & drawing. We’ll also cover grouping and blends as well as Illustrators 3D rotation tools. 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 access to Adobe Illustrator software. A free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand how to create shapes within Illustrator 2. Create an illustration using the pen tool 3. Create an illustration using gradient and transparency tools 4. Create an illustration using the transformation tools 5. Create an advert using the 3D transform tools
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to Premiere Pro Online

Pining to master Premiere Pro? Our online short course will teach you how to capture footage, set up a timeline and gain an understanding of video formats, compression and importing audio. You’ll learn about basic cutting, adding titles and credits, colour correction and working with audio. You’ll create transitions and export your finished edits to suit your desired delivery platform. 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 access to Premiere Pro software. A free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a basic edit using supplied footage 2. Create a basic advert with animated titles 3. Identify and correct errors in video footage 4. Use keyframes to create a basic animation 5. Use effects, generators and blending modes to create a simple title sequence 6. Understand how to edit and sync audio 7. Use Keys to remove and replace a green screen background
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Intermediate

Photoshop Beyond the Basics Online

Become a Photoshop whiz in your spare time. Photoshop is the ultimate software in digital imaging and is a favourite tool of photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals.<br/> Build on your existing knowledge of Photoshop, and learn how to make the most of this awesome software. Work with advanced paragraph and character options, use advanced layer styles and blending modes, create effects using filters, use liquify tools and create custom brushes. You’ll also learn to use vector drawing and shape tools, create swatch libraries and spot colour channels, and use monotone and duotone colour modes. This course will also show you how to create layer comps, use paths for clear cutting and masks, use image manipulation tools, toning and colour retouching tools, and export images, vectors and batch process. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC and some experience in the basic functions of Adobe Photoshop. We also recommend that you’ve completed our Introduction to Photoshop Online course. If you don’t have Adobe Photoshop software, a free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the Photoshop type tools 2. Use filters and blend modes to create different effects 3. Understand the difference between raster and vector images 4. Use adjustment layers 5. Use content aware function tools for photo retouching 6. Use Dodge and Burn tools for photo retouching 7. Create a Hybrid image 8. Know when and how to save images for the Web 9. Understand how to use batch processing
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Introduction to Indesign Online

Create show-stopping magazines, newsletters, brochures, and more, using Adobe InDesign – the industry standard in document layout software. Learn all you need to know about setting up documents, working with text frames, importing and working with images, and arranging, stacking and layering elements. You’ll also cover text formatting, shape and line tools and text effects. 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 access to Adobe InDesign software. A free, one-week trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a mood board 2. Create a one page advertising flyer 3. Create a multipage newsletter, pamphlet or booklet 4. Understand typographic conventions, theory and terminology 5. Understand file formats, resolution and colour spaces
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  • Short Course
  • Self-paced Introductory

Social Media for Business Online

Wish you could create social media campaigns that really pack a punch? Now you can learn how in your own time. If you’re already on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, this course will give you an opportunity to complete a range of activities that will take your social media presence to the next level. Catering for the beginner and intermediate in social media, you’ll learn how to reach and engage your customers, and generate real-world business value. Grow your business by developing an effective social media strategy and creating unique and engaging content for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. We’ll teach you how to measure the effectiveness of your campaigns; write reports using social media data and analytics; create, monitor and measure Facebook ads and sponsored stories; and create content for a website or blog that drives action. You’ll also learn how to monitor what customers are saying about your company and how to respond professionally. This course will ensure you gain visibility in a noisy world. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need existing social media accounts set up and some basic knowledge of the social platforms. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a high impact Facebook post 2. Create a Facebook advert and Facebook advertising account 3. Create a Facebook advert to market your business 4. Create a Facebook sweepstakes campaign 5. Create engaging Twitter conversation 6. Create LinkedIn ads 7. Use LinkedIn to interact with potential contacts
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  • Short Course
  • 2 Days Introductory

Digital Illustration Workshop

Our resident illustration expert will be walking students through a number of illustration projects to develop core software skills and digital illustration techniques. Using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, you'll learn and practice Illustration techniques using a graphics tablet (we'll provide these or you can bring you own!). 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. To make the most of this class you should have introductory experience with either Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop.
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  • Short Course
  • 3 Days Introductory

3D Animation using Maya - School Holiday Programme (1)

Give your brain a creative injection with our awesome animation holiday programme. Learn how to use the entertainment and gaming industry’s go-to software Maya to create your own animation. Using prebuilt 3D Models in Maya you'll be introduced to the basic concepts of animation, lighting, rigging and rendering. Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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  • Short Course
  • 3 Days Introductory

Photography & Film Basics - School Holiday programme (1)

Experiment with motion and still images In this exciting 3 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. As well you will be working with Adobe Lightroom and Premiere Pro learning transferrable skills that are key for heading down the Film or Photography career path. We provide all of the equipment needed! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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  • Short Course
  • 3 Days Introductory

Digital Illustration - School Holiday Programme (1)

Our resident digital illustration expert will be walking students through several exciting illustration projects. Using Adobe Photoshop and 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! Open to Year 9 - Year 13 students only.
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