Diploma in Advanced 3D Production (Level 7)

Wellington - 18 July 2022

Yoobee College of Creative Innovation

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 7
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
40 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
30 June 2023

This qualification is designed for learners who want to acquire the skills for work in the 3D production industry, including 3D asset creation, character rigging, environmental realism and team production. This 40 week programme provides learners with the tools to combine artistic design skills with the technical skills required for 3D production, and supports learners to create an industry-standard showreel towards securing future employment.

Looking for a way to combine your technical smarts with your flair for art?

A highly sought-after pathway into 3D production, technical art is that beautiful bridge between artists and programmers. Our Diploma in Advanced 3D Production teaches you how to navigate it.

Produce 3D work to a photo-realistic standard and problem-solve technical issues. Learn about 3D asset creation, character/creature rigging, effects simulation, time management and self-critique.

In just 40 weeks, this practical programme will prepare you for the realities of today’s 3D production industry, building on your existing expertise and giving you the chance to specialise in an area of your choice. Hone your skills in environmental realism and master the industry-informed pipelines and workflows of team production. And best of all? You’ll produce an industry-standard showreel to boost your career opportunities.

As a Houdini Certified School (one of only three in New Zealand) Yoobee graduates who use Houdini are eligible to receive commercial version free for 6 months to a year depending on the version you choose to go with.

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Diploma in Advanced 3D Production (Level 7)

To gain entry, you must have successfully completed either our Diploma in 3D Production, or have a portfolio assessed by the Head of Faculty.

Provide an application letter (written in your own words, in English), including:

  • A brief introduction 

  • Your academic/work background

  • Your software skills

  • Your reasons for wanting to enrol in the programme

  • Your future aspirations

If English is not your first language, provide evidence of your English language proficiency at IELTS 6.0 Academic (no band lower than 5.5) level, or equivalent.

International students must be at least 18 years old.

Portfolio requirements

Provide a portfolio of original creative works containing 7–10 examples demonstrating an understanding of the fundamentals of 3D modelling and animation. Ideas for your portfolio include previous examples of 3D modelling, lighting or rigging that you have created in software such as Blender, Sculptris, ZBrush, Nuke or Maya. Download our portfolio guidelines for this course.

A portfolio submitted for entry into a Level 7 diploma must be at the following industry-level standard:

  • Each piece of creative work must be clearly labelled with the intention of the piece and a brief description

  • If you are applying for a programme that specialises in visual effects, 3D or motion graphics, we expect you to provide a showreel

  • All work must be original and your own. Where group work is shown, you must detail your involvement in the project.

For entry to this programme, you are expected to have basic understanding of Maya. You may be provided with a simple task sheet to demonstrate your proficiency in Maya.

Domestic students

$9,608.62 + $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.

International students

$20,500 + $2,000 course fee

Please note fees are subject to change.


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