NCEA Credit Course

NCEA Credit Course - 2D Animation

LevelLevel 3
Level9 weeks

Love 2D Animation? Bring your ideas to life with training in creative software, idea development, storyboarding, asset creation and keyframe animation.

Mondays | 9am – 3pm | 9 Credits at Level 3 | On Campus 

Learn how to plan, prepare and develop 2D animation like a boss. 


This 9-week programme covers: 

  • Idea development and techniques 

  • Create mood boards and storyboards 

  • Produce animation assets using the paint tools in Adobe Photoshop  

  • Scalable vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator 

  • Keyframe animation and motion paths in Adobe After Effects 

  • Rendering an animation to a video file that can be used in film and games 


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) 

Learn how to create animation assets using paint tools in Photoshop and vector graphics in Illustrator to be used for motion graphics and keyframe animation in After Effects.  

US 29796 - Collaborate effectively with others in a digital environment (7 Credits)  

Discover how to project plan with a group, create and present storyboards and collaborate with others for idea generation and development.  


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  • Adobe Photoshop 

  • Adobe Illustrator  

  • Adobe After Effects  

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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