Diploma in Animation Level 5

Successfully complete this course and you’ll receive the New Zealand Diploma in Animation
(Level 5).

Launch your career as a VFX artist, animator or game developer. We teach you how to turn brilliant ideas into a reality – with online study options available.
If you have a soft spot for Pixar, Disney or Anime, or captivated by VFX films like Avatar, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, then start your journey at Yoobee to become a master of 2D digital animation.

This one-year foundation programme explores the fundamentals of character animation, 3D modelling, VFX, pre-production and specialist software. It’s here that you learn the nuts and bolts of 2D animation methods like movement and dialogue, and build up your knowledge of animator software, workflow and industry practice.

You’ll explore visual storytelling and create some insanely cool stuff using industry-standard tools, so you can put into practice everything you’ve been learning. You'll work collaboratively with your peers using an industry-standard production pipeline like real animators and create inspiring animation characters, environments, and realistic, lifelike assets. This programme is the starting point if you want to become a 2D animator, venture into game art and development, or 3D animation production.

Modules

Software
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sublime Text 3, Word press, HTML and CSS

What will I learn?

Foundations

First things first. Learn the principles of animation and how to apply these ideas to different media. You'll be introduced to various software while developing your art skills, observing forms, and build on skills to draw from real-life.

Digital Production

You then delve into the more complex stuff, turning your ideas into realistic assets by working with 3D modelling software to develop your skills in 3D modelling, and texturing of characters and objects.

Key animation

Learn to refine and create believable animation characters and effects in this module. You'll build on fundamental 3D character animation processes using animation software, and learn how to plan and execute animation performances.

Final Image

Aesthetic appeal is the focus for this module. You develop your composition skills, and further develop in texturing, lighting and rendering concepts to produce final images and image sequences for animation. You'll learn how to pay close attention to mood, atmosphere and composition of your final image, creating animation to industry standard.