ATMC-NZ Colleges' Digital Media Academy qualifications provided students with the advanced skills necessary to be successful in the digital content industry. By the end of study, students will have developed a strong foundation in design applicable to various areas of computer graphics content creation including animation, filming, post production, and asset development.
Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly Christchurch Polytechnic) offers a range of technical and creative courses. The School of Art & Design has a three year Bachelor of Design degree which includes a Motion Design programme. This covers drawing, concept art, film, animation, post production and game design, allowing students to specialise in an area of their choice.
AUT Digital Design prepares students for the storytelling potential of animation, visual effects, and game design. Students are encouraged to push beyond technical prowess toward contributing to story at every level of a production. AUT is ranked the #1 design school in New Zealand, and 42nd in the world.
The Wellington-based education provider offers approved degree-level and honours programmes in animation, special effects, computer gaming, audio, web and digital video. Courses include tutors and guests from world-leading industry based in the Wellington region. Students are able to develop and focus on their own specialty in a high quality program with proven career results.
Massey University, Wellington
College of Creative Arts
BDes – Bachelor of Design with Honours
BCMP – Bachelor of Creative Media Production
Media Design School is ranked among the top three schools to provide VFX/animation qualifications by the Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards. Their Bachelor of Art and Design degree is taught in a studio-like environment using industry aligned software by their award winning faculty.
NMIT offers students a range of programmes at diploma and degree level. Develop practical skills including 3D Modelling, CGI lighting, real-time visualisation, production management, technical development and motion capture. Students are encouraged to specialise in an area that is both relevant for the industry and of special interest.
Our programmes are developed in consultation with industry veterans including Weta Digital, MPC and The Mill
Bachelor of Screen Arts students at SIT engage in an intensive programme of learning focussing on the essential principles of contemporary animation practice including: life drawing and story and character development alongside animation history, and research and industry practice which culminates in a series of unique individual projects in 2D Animation (Toon Boom Harmony), Stop-motion animation (Dragon Frame) and 3D animation (Maya & Nuke).
Learn every aspect of film-making from the renowned New Zealand Film and Television School (now Te Auaha Film School). Use ARRI ALEXA cameras and professional editing tools to gain an industry-ready qualification.
Play with motion graphics and virtual reality, or apply digital techniques to physical works with our Creative Technology programme. Use digital design software, 3D printers, laser cutters, cameras and more at our purpose-built creative campus, Te Auaha.
Join us and begin your creative career at Te Auaha.
The University of Auckland Bachelor of Computer Science provides a comprehensive grounding in computing fundamentals and their application placing students in a great position to enter top jobs in the industry. Courses in computer graphics and image processing, AI, HCI, data science and SE provide students with an excellent foundation for the VFX industry.
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Otago covers all core areas of computer science, including strong research groups in computer graphics and vision, and artificial intelligence. Their graduates have gone on to have successful careers in visual effects, film animation, and computer games.
Victoria University of Wellington offers courses covering the full range of visual effects production, including Media Design (School of Design) and Computer Graphics (School of Engineering and Computer Science). Victoria’s staff are world-class experts who specialise in teaching future-focused, cutting edge technologies.
Yoobee Colleges is New Zealand’s largest specialist creative and IT college. We’ve been fuelling the creative and IT industries for over 30 years with talented graduates in animation, film, emerging technologies, game development, graphic design and more. Work has evolved and what was once considered play is now the path to an extraordinary career.