Computer Generated Imagery

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 Computer Generated Imagery (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 CGI programmes can help prepare you for a rewarding career as a CGI practitioner in New Zealand or internationally.

Learn skills that studios need, want and value

Our digital animation programmes are developed in consultation with industry including Weta Digital, PikPok and Dell’s IT team - who specialise in rendering and storage computing technologies (with clients such as Animal Logic, Weta Digital and Victoria University).

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First year students (Level 5 NZ Diploma in Animation) are introduced to a range of techniques used in the animation industry, and develop fundamental skills in animation and computer generated imagery.  

Second year students (Level 6 NZ Diploma in Animation) students will build upon the fundamental skills and techniques learnt in Level 5 with more advanced skills and have the opportunity to explore an area of their own interest though project work. 

These qualification are designed for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge required to work as an assistant animator in a studio environment or to prepare for further study in Computer Generated Imagery.

Experience what it’s like to work in a studio environment

Develop practical skills in 3D Modelling, CGI lighting, real-time visualisation, production management, technical development, motion capture and more.
Our purpose-built lab is designed to look and feel like a real studio.
The high-spec Dell computer workstations are equipped with the best CGI software for beginners and professionals plus student have access to high performance render farm technology.

Programme structure

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