For visual storytellers who want to create cutting edge CGI animations and visual effects for use in film, TV, augmented reality projects, research and development, and games.
Great CGI specialists have the mindset of an artist, programmer and storyteller rolled into one. They enhance worlds and words with beautifully rendered real-time imagery. If you wish to contribute to this growing industry, our Bachelor and Diploma level programmes with strands in Animation, Technical Development and Visual Effects will prepare you for a rewarding career as a CGI practitioner in New Zealand or internationally.
There are plenty of schools that teach CGI, but very few manage to train the specialists that industry professionals so desperately need. Our digital animation Degree and Diploma programmes are developed in consultation with world-class industry veterans working for:
First year students are introduced to a range of techniques unique to the visual effects and animation industry from 3D modelling to cinematic colour grading. But from the second year onward, students are encouraged to specialise in an area that is both relevant for the industry and of special interest. By the time you graduate, you will have a precise set of production skills that employers need, want and value.
Our programmes are taught by industry-savvy professionals from New Zealand and overseas to allow students to get a world-class learning experience on par with top rated schools in the U.S. When they are not in class instructing you in the techniques of digital sculpting, game asset creation, or environment design, they are in game studios, on film sets and in advertising agencies producing eye-catching, mind-expanding entertainment. Our tutors will expose to the latest innovations as they happen and bring you on the journey with them.
Develop practical skills in 3D Modelling, CGI lighting, real-time visualisation, production management, technical development, motion capture and more at our purpose-built lab designed to look and feel like a real studio. This space houses 15 high-spec Dell computer workstations. Each is equipped with the best CGI software for beginners and professionals, including Unreal Engine, Houdini, Maya, Vray, Adobe Production Suite and Allegorithmic Substance plus high performance render farm technology.
Aspire for the three-year Bachelor of Computer Generated Imagery with majors in Animation, Technical Development, and Visual Effects, with early exit options after
We offer a Graduate Diploma in Computer Generated Imagery (Level 7) for working professionals. Enrol using your portfolio of work and experience as support.