New Zealand Diploma in Animation
Level 5

New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    17 February 2025
  • Study options

    Full-time and part-time study options available

  • Length

    40 weeks including 6 weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $7,471 plus $246 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies (2024; $2.05 per credit).

    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


Animation is found in pretty much every piece of visual media we lay our eyes on. It’s huge.

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Games, film, TV, art... The more you learn about this dynamic industry, the more you’ll want to be a part of it.

Gain an introduction to the computer-generated techniques currently used in the animation industry, including 3D modelling, CGI lighting, real-time visualisation and motion capture.

Walk away with a Diploma in Animation with this year long programme or pathway onto the Level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Animation(external link) or the Bachelor of CGI(external link).

It provides a broad introduction to animation and game design, letting you get a taste for the different areas that you can shine in.  

You get to create your own CGI project, benefitting from working in a collaborative environment whilst having the creative freedom to suit your interests.  

See ‘What Will I Learn’ below for a more detailed description of what this programme covers. 








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