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This qualification is designed for learners who want to acquire foundational knowledge and skills in character animation, 2D animation methods, 3D modelling, VFX, pre-production, specialist software (such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Animate & Audition), and workplace practice. This progamme provides learners with the essential basic skills for a career in animation or further study.
Launch your career as a VFX artist, animator or game developer. We teach you how to turn brilliant ideas into a reality – with online study options available.
If you have a soft spot for Pixar, Disney or Anime, or captivated by VFX films like Avatar, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, then start your journey at Yoobee to become a master of 2D digital animation.
This one-year foundation programme explores the fundamentals of character animation, 3D modelling, VFX, pre-production and specialist software. It’s here that you learn the nuts and bolts of 2D animation methods like movement and dialogue, and build up your knowledge of animator software, workflow and industry practice.
You’ll explore visual storytelling and create some insanely cool stuff using industry-standard tools, so you can put into practice everything you’ve been learning. You'll work collaboratively with your peers using an industry-standard production pipeline like real animators and create inspiring animation characters, environments, and realistic, lifelike assets. This programme is the starting point if you want to become a 2D animator, venture into game art and development, or 3D animation production.
Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5).
NCEA Level 3 in a related subject with examples of your creative work or submit a portfolio demonstrating your current skills for assessment by the Head of Faculty. Alternatively, successful completion of our Level 4 Certificate in Creative Media will allow entry into this programme.
International students must be at least 18 years old, and must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 Academic (with no band lower than 5.0).
$10,086.61 + $340 Student Services Levy + $350 Course Related Costs*
(Eligible For 'fees-free' study and Studylink)
*Course Related Cost - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the period of 1 year. This amount can be covered by studylink's courses related cost loan.
$20,500 + $2,000 course fee
Please note fees are subject to change.
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