Entry Requirements

Country Specific Certificate/Diploma Bachelor Degree
Argentina Completion Year 5 of secondary Completion of Trajectos Técnico-Professionales or Bachiller or Bachillerato
Australia Successful completion of year 11 Successful completion of year 12
Bahrain Successful completion of year 11 Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjahiya or Shehadet AlThanawiya)
Bangladesh Successful completion of year 11 Completion of HSC
Brazil Successful completion of year 11 Completion of Diploma de Ensino Médio
Brunei Completion Brunei/Cambridge GCE O levels OR As levels Completion Brunei/Cambridge GCE A levels or equivalent
Canada Completion of any state High School Graduation Diploma or Ontario Secondary School Diploma). Certificate/Diploma - Completion of Grade 11 (to be reviewed based on state) Completion of any Canadian state Diploma including Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Cambodia Completion Diploma of Upper Secondary Education/ Upper Secondary Vocational Diploma (level 3) Completion of Higher Diploma/ Associate Degree/ Foundation Year Certificate
Chile Completion Year 11 Completion of Secondary Education (Grade 12)
China Senior High School Year 2 Bachiller or Bachillerato
Colombia Completion Year 10 Satisfactory completion of Bachillerato Academico - 60%
Fiji Completion of Form 6 (Fiji School Leaving cert) Completion of Form 7 (Year 13)
Ghana Completion of Senior High School Year 2 Completion of WASSC
Germany Completion Year 12 High school completion Year 13 (Abitur or Zeugniss der Allgemenin)
Hong Kong Completion of As or Form 5 HKDSE
India Completion Year 11 Completion of HSC (include SSC board, CBSE Board)
Indonesia Completion Year 11 Completion of Senior Secondary School SMA
Japan Completion Year 11 HS completion or Secondary School Certificate
Jordan Completion Year 11 General Secondary Education Certificate
Kuwait Completion Year 11 Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjahiya or Shehadet AlThanawiya)
Korea Completion Year 11 Completion of Senior Secondary (include Science, special purpose and vocational senior secondary schools)/pass GED
Malaysia Completion of Matriculation STPM or MICSS or UEC completion
Nepal Completion Year 11 High School completion
New Caledonia Completion Year 12 Completion of Baccalaureate
New Zealand Completion of NCEA Level 2 Completion of NCEA Level 3/ Year 13 or equivlant
Nigeria Completion Year 11 Completion of SSC or WASSC
Oman Completion Year 11 Completion of General Education Diploma
Peru Completion of Year 4 of Secondary Education High School completion
Pakistan Completion of SSC Completion of HSSC/Intermediate
Philippines Completion of HSC (Year 10) Completion of Certificate of Graduation/High School Diploma (Year 12)
Qatar Completion Year 11 (Year 10) Completion of Senior School Certificate
Russia Completion of Year 10 Completion of Certificate of Secondary General Education
Samoa Completion of Form 6 Completion of form 7 / Samoa School leaving certificate
Saudi Arabia Completion Year 11 Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate
Singapore Cambridge GCE O levels or completion of As Levels Completion of Cambridge A levels
South Africa Completion Year 11 Completion of National Senior Certificate
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE O levels or completion of As Levels Sri Lankan GCE A levels
Sweden Completion Year 11 Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Taiwan Completion Year 11 Completion of Year 12 ( Senior High School Diploma )
Thailand Completion of Mathayom 5 Completion of Mathayom 6
United Arab Emirates Completion Year 11 Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate
United Kingdom Cambridge GCE O levels or completion of As Levels or equivalent Completion of Cambridge GCE A levels or equivalent
United States of America Completion Year 11 Completion of high school/Pass GED
Vietnam Completion Year 11 Completion of Year 12/ Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc
IB Cambridge GCE O levels or completion of first year of IB Completion of IB Diploma
  Certificate/Diploma Bachelor Degree
IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14) Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
OET Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL
a) Expiring
b) Current
a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace)
b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
a) Level 4 (Academic)
b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36 a) PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
LanguageCert B2 Communicator International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
Trinity ISE ISE II with no less than merit in any band ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

Note 1: The listed outcomes represent the minimum scores or grades for each test or qualification that qualify a student for enrolment at each programme level. Students with higher scores or grades than required for a particular programme level may still enrol at that level. Where the entry requirements for a programme are for a higher English proficiency outcome than is listed in the relevant row of the Table for the programme level in which the student is being enrolled, the student must meet that higher level.

Note 2: All test scores must be from a single report except:

  • TOEFL iBT where the test scores must be from a single report for a single test date, and the My best Scores option must not be used
  • LanguageCert where the test scores must be from a single report for Written (LRW) and a separate individual report for Spoken (S).

Note 3: New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019.

 

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PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL PORTFOLIO INFORMATION

  • If you are applying for Bachelor of Animation, we expect that you will have a portfolio to submit.
  • Each piece of creative work must be clearly labeled with the intention of the piece and a brief description.
  • We expect the portfolio to be provided in a PDF format, link to online portfolio or contained in a shared Google Drive folder.
  • Work included in the portfolios should be created no earlier than one year from submission.
  • All work provided must be original and your own work, where group work is shown, you must detail your involvement in the project.

PLEASE SUBMIT

Please provide an application letter (written in your own words and in English), that covers the following:

  • a brief introduction of yourself
  • your academic/work background: please also list your software skills
  • your reasons for wanting to enrol in this programme
  • your future aspirations in this field. A good portfolio may contain a variety of work; animation, sketches, drawings, painting, mixed media, multimedia, photography, sculpture, creative writing, etc.

We need to see at least 10 examples of work from applicants.

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