NCEA Credit Course

NCEA Credit Course - Character Design

Level 3
10 weeks

Combine your visual skills with storytelling to create your own character design. You'll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop like a pro 2D artist - using Wacom tablets provided for in-class use.


Wednesdays | 9am – 3pm | 10 Credits at Level 3 | On Campus

Create dynamic characters and learn industry techniques to bring them to life!


This 10-week programme covers:

  • The fundamentals of character design

  • Dynamic sketching techniques and effective us of colour and light

  • Develop a character profile and story

  • Idea generation and concept art

  • Plan your illustration project - Learn basic project management skills and working with a creative design brief

  • How to apply techniques for finishing a digital illustration to a high standard

These courses are applicable to those currently studying NCEA Level 1 - 3 and are comfortable and competent with Level 3 study.

Unit Standard details:

US 29791 - Capture and prepare digital media for integration into other applications. (2 Credits)

US 29790 - Apply digital tools to create and monitor a project plan. (3 credits)

US 29793 - Investigate, plan, design and create digital outcome solutions to meet the requirements of a specified brief. (5 credits)

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A bit more information

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Wacom Tablet (provided)

Domestic and International Students

$750 (including GST)

For secondary school students interested in this programme, contact your school to check if there is funding available for you.

For schools applying on behalf of their students, apply online through our website and on the payment screen, select 'Pay by Invoice' and add your school's name under 'Company Name'.

This programme is a NCEA Credit Course designed for secondary school students. To enroll you must be Year 11-Year 13.



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