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This qualification is designed for learners who want to gain degree level training in 2D and 3D character animation, covering everything from basic animation skills through to intermediate and advanced techniques and competency in associated software. This three-year vocational programme provides learners with all the tools they need to become a specialist in their chosen animation field and confidently begin a career as an animator. In Year One, learners focus on the principles of animation, studio-based life drawing, visual communication design, and modelling skills.
Our Bachelor of Animation is New Zealand’s only degree-level course specialising in 2D and 3D character animation, producing world-class animators who are at the very top of their field.
This unique and diverse degree will equip you with everything you need to launch your career as a specialist in story and character, world-building and visual effects, or interactive media and games.
The programme kicks off with a thorough grounding in all disciplines, giving you the animation chops to work as a generalist or as part of a studio team. From there you’ll delve deeper into your own chosen field, developing the academic, creative and technical expertise to really set you apart.
Constantly evolving to stay abreast of industry needs, this vocational degree programme will equip you with technical aptitude, expertise and the creative smarts you need to produce work that is engaging, captivating and inspiring.
NCEA University Entrance (UE), or equivalent CIE/IB grades, or equivalent qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution AND a portfolio. Or, successful completion of Yoobee’s Diploma in Animation Level 5.
Discretionary entrance is available for applicants between 16-20yrs with a significant level of achievement in Year 12 or successful completion of a relevant foundation programme or tertiary qualification, along with a portfolio or industry experience.
Must be at least 18 years old. International students who speak English as a second language must have, within the preceding two years, achieved or surpassed at least one of the following English proficiency outcomes:
IELTS Test: Score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 79, or higher (with a writing score of 18)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: FCE or CAE with a score of 52, or higher
NZCEL: Level 4, with the Academic endorsement
$10,119.15 + $340 Student Services Levy + $350 Course Related Costs* (per year)
(Eligible For 'fees-free' study and Studylink)
Honours: $9647.58 (incl SSL) + $350 Course Related Costs*
*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.
$21,500 (Year 1) + $2,500 course fee
$21,500 (Year 2) + $2,500 course fee
$21,500 (Year 3) + $2,500 course fee
Please note fees are subject to change.
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