You make.
You learn.

Start building your animation career.

July intake now open.

We’re living in the golden age of animation where fantasy and reality combine and virtually anything is possible. If you can dream it, we can teach you real-world skills to bring it to life.

Want to become an animator or a 3D artist? Jump in to a diploma or degree level course in 2D and 3D character animation, game art and development. Or you can specialise in VFX.

Film, TV and game industries have a huge demand for hands-on animators and visual effects artists, and that demand will only grow. Our graduates are bringing the screen to life at Warner Bros, Weta Digital, Disney and more.

"I love my job! I get to work alongside lots of other creative people and work with characters and drawing. I’m now starting to creep into the fine arts industry, with an interest in painting and murals."

- Nixon Garcia, 2D Animator

"I spend my days freelancing and working on personal projects to keep building my skills. I love the freedom freelancing gives me, and even though it sounds a bit cheesy, nothing beats doing something you love."

- Oliver Frew Freelance, 3D Generalist

“I love the creativity of working as a previs artist. We come up with some of the craziest, most insane sequences you see in modern-day film. You can influence a film’s narrative and help drive its story. You feel like a filmmaker."

- Jesse Lewis-Evans, Previs Artist

  • From day one we consider students as artists who want to make stuff. Creative individualism is always welcomed and encouraged.
  • No exams or essays. Instead, you’ll learn by getting stuck into practical animation and 3D art projects in an environment that simulates a working studio.
  • Campus-based class sizes are small, so you can get attentive support from tutors.
  • Past students often describe our tutors as ‘mentors’. They have a unique ability to nurture students into confident animators by developing their creative problem-solving skills and as well as fine-tuning their story-telling and technical skills.
  • We are New Zealand’s largest creative college. Our story began when veteran Disney animator John Ewing started training young animators in his Auckland studio, later to become Animation College New Zealand. Last year Animation College became part of the Yoobee Colleges family.
  • 40

    weeks

  • 5

    Nzqa

Learn the fundamentals of character animation, specialist software and performance animation on your way to mastering 2D digital or 3D animation.

  • 40

    weeks

  • 5

    Nzqa

You’ve got a vast imagination. You love film and TV. If you just had the tools and knowledge, who knows what incredible work you could do?

  • 3

    years

  • 7

    Nzqa

The ultimate training ground, our Bachelor of Animation is New Zealand’s only degree-level course specialising in 2D and 3D character animation, producing...

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We’re enrolling now for our July intake. Take the first step toward a career in Animation by giving us your details and we’ll be in touch.

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