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NZD 26000

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12 months


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Program Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (3D Animation) is a one-year intensive programme designed for learners who have a degree in a related field or have industry experience. This qualification allows the learner to express your creativity using the latest techniques and technology.

You will engage and develop skills from day one in team work and collaboration, building critical creative problem-solving skills vital to working in the screen and animation industries. You will develop practical skills in 3D art and animation production to develop rich storytelling experiences for a defined target audience. You will be able to work on both solo and collaborative projects so you are exposed to a wide variety of skills and experiences which will prepare you for rewarding future in the Animation Industry.

This course focuses on developing your creativity and technical skills to develop complex character and story-based projects. You will be getting experience using techniques from 3D and Visual Effects animation industries.

You will learn:

  • Character development and Storytelling
  • Principles of Animation and movement studies
  • 3D and VFX animation styles
  • Studio and Digital Drawing
  • Develop skills in communications, project management, leadership and team building.

While technology moves rapidly the skills in critical thinking, research, development, leadership and storytelling are universally transferable and will give students a foundation which will endure the changing technologies.

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Additional Information

Program Level Graduate Certificate/Diploma

College/University Processing Time 14 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Program Intake


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Bachelor's degree graduates who can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline. 

    6 IELTS Score
    60 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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