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Diploma in Digital Design - Animation and Film Production

Level 5

You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

Animation College’s Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production is your ticket in to the amazing world of film and animation. This trailblazing qualification is fun, practical, and packed with skills that you’ll use for the rest of your professional life. You’ll gain the ultimate foundation for a career in animation and film, your door to higher-level study or an entry-level job. Go on. Open it!

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5) [Ref. 2638]. You’ll be skilled. You’ll be inspired. Quite frankly, you’ll be unstoppable.

Sound epic? Read on!

Programme Overview

Forget mediocre. Become a master. This course is designed with the latest industry demands in mind. That means you’ll graduate with cutting-edge, relevant skills that will keep you ahead of the pack. Complete four ten-week modules using industry standard processes.

  • Design Foundation – these core skills are a must for any budding designer. Get the skinny on current industry processes, so you can hit the ground running once you nail a job.
  • Audio & Visual Production – create a short film from go to whoa. That means everything from concepts, scripting and shooting through to audio and editing.
  • Animation Principles – this is where the magic really starts. Learn how to bring characters and worlds to life using 2D and 3D animation.
  • 3D Model & Composite – design and model 3D objects, blend them with some live footage, and create some insanely cool visual effects.

Where Could This Take You

The course introduces students to a contemporary special topic in animation. Students will explore the contemporary approaches, tools and alternative media forms. Over the course, students will work both collaboratively and individually to explore a contemporary and special topic in the area of animation.

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40 Weeks

Start Dates 

Rotorua Campus
11 February 2019


Domestic Students
$7,605.40 + $340 Student Services Levy

(Eligible for "Fees-Free" study)

International Students
$19,500 + $2,000 Course Fee 




Level 3 NCEA and Basic General Portfolio


120 (NZQA Accredited)