You make.
You learn.

Start building your animation career.

February intake now open.

If you love drawing, animation could be the perfect career for you. If you can dream it, we can teach you to bring it to life.

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

Check out some recent work from our animation students

 

  • From day one you start to bring your drawings and ideas to life
  • No exams! Instead, you’ll learn by doing real practical animation projects
  • Our projects simulate how animation studios are run, so you get a taste of the industry before you graduate
  • Class sizes are small so you get great support from your tutors
  • Your individual creativity is always welcomed and encouraged to grow
  • 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.
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If you’re passionate about all things digital but are still working out which creative course will lead to your dream career, the Certificate in Creative Media...

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

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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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