New Zealand Diploma in Animation
Level 5

New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5)

  • Study for free

    Explore fees-free training options here.

  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    21 February 2022
  • Study options

    Full-time and part-time study options available

  • Length

    40 weeks including 6 weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits

    120

  • Fees

    $6,960

    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2634

Kick start you career in computer generated imagery here!

Complete this one year programme and gain a broad introduction to Computer Generated Imagery for Animation and Game Design.

Graduate with a Level 5 Diploma, or pathway onto further study.

Courses cover

  • Professional Practice
  • 3D Modelling
  • Rigging and Animation
  • Dynamic Effects
  • Lighting and Post-production
  • Technical Development
  • and your own CGI Project.

See “What will I learn?” below for a more detailed description.

Graduate with a Level 5 Diploma, or pathway onto further study in the NZ Diploma in Animation (Level 6).

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic Requirements University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include: 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects as well as Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) OR A qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline OR A qualification or examination recognised as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3 (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination) *NZQA approved subjects: see https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/ Alternative Requirements: Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate) English Language Requirements If English is not the applicant s first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in each band), Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

Detailed requirements
More information about entry to this qualification

Duration Learn more

1 Year

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $6,960 $6,960
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $10,038 $10,038
TOTAL Learn more $16,998 $16,998
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Successful course completions 89%

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $35,776
Earnings range Learn more $26,007 - $43,735
In employment Learn more 65%
In further study Learn more 25%
On a benefit Learn more 6%

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