Bachelor of Animation (Level 7) - Year 1

Central Auckland - 24 February 2025

Yoobee College of Creative Innovation

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 7
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
32 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
21 November 2025

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.

Level 4, 3 City Road, Grafton, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010

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Bachelor of Animation (Level 7)

Domestic students

General Admission

Hold NCEA University Entrance (UE), or equivalent CIE/IB grades (preferably including a minimum of 24 NCEA credits at Level 3 in practical art, design or technology subjects), or equivalent qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution AND a portfolio.


Successful completion of Yoobee’s Diploma in Animation Level 5.

Discretionary Admission 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.

Special Admission is available to applicants who are over 20yrs, who are New Zealand residents or permanent residents and have relevant experience and skills may apply for special admission. The application must be supported by a professional portfolio AND/OR documented industry experience.

All portfolios should show significant art and design skills and experience (applicants may be asked to attend an interview to ascertain their suitability for admission in some cases).

International students must be at least 18 years old.

Applications that 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 (Academic) 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

Domestic students

*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.

(Eligible for 'fees-free' study)

International students

Year One

  • Tuition Fees: $30,000 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2,500 (NZD)

Year Two

  • Tuition Fees:  $25,500 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2,500 (NZD)

Year Three

  • Tuition Fees:  $25,500 (NZD)

  • Course Related Costs: $2,500 (NZD)

For more information, click here to download the international course costs PDF.

Please note fees are subject to change.


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