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Reasons to choose Animation College

Animation College is New Zealand’s only college to offer degree and diploma level courses specialising in both 2D and 3D character animation. If you’re thinking about a career in the animation industry, here are just five of the reasons that we think you should study with us: 

1. Learn true character animation:

Animation College specialises in true character animation. We have almost thirty years' experience in animation education – that’s more than any other educational institution in New Zealand or Australia. The skills you’ll learn here will help you open doors to a creative career anywhere in the world. 

2. Our Industry Connections:

We stay in very close contact with the animation industry. We’re up to speed with the latest animation trends and technologies and we’re constantly talking to the people and businesses that could be your employer one day. 

3. Practical and project-based curriculum:

No matter whether you choose to specialise in 2D or 3D, the principles of great animation remain the same. All of our diploma and degree programmes emphasise true character animation and storytelling.

At Animation College, you’ll learn how to create characters that convey real emotions, mimic life, and evoke empathy in the viewer. You’ll also learn to tell stories that inspire, influence and entertain. Once you’ve built a solid foundation of traditional animation knowledge and mastered the principles of character animation, you’ll discover that these skills are transferable to any software, medium, or technology that you’ll encounter in the industry, both today and in years to come. 

4. Sought-after graduates:

The skill-based learning at Animation College makes our graduates unique and in demand locally and internationally across a wide range of disciplines including (but certainly not limited to): animation, illustration, design, gaming, advertising, film and graphic novels or comic books. If you have a passion for animation, you’ll love the opportunities we can offer to expand your creative potential.

5. We are an NZQA accredited Category One provider:

Animation College is committed to excellent outcomes and operates under systems that meet national and international quality standards. We consult with the animation industry on a regular basis.

We are evaluated and reviewed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Animation College has received a Category One evaluation – the highest grade possible.