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Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (3D Animation)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

The Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (3D Animation) is a one-year intensive programme designed for learners who have a degree in a related field or have industry experience. This qualification allows the learner to express your creativity using the latest techniques and technology. You will engage and develop skills from day one in team work and collaboration, building critical creative problem-solving skills vital to working in the screen and animation industries. You will develop practical skills in 3D art and animation production to develop rich storytelling experiences for a defined target audience. You will be able to work on both solo and collaborative projects so you are exposed to a wide variety of skills and experiences which will prepare you for rewarding future in the Animation Industry. The Animation major focuses on developing your creativity and technical skills to develop complex character and story-based projects. You will be getting experience using techniques from the 2D, 3D and Visual Effects animation industries. You will learn:? Character development and Storytelling? Principles of Animation and movement studies? 3D and VFX animation styles? Studio and Digital Drawing? Develop skills in communications, project management, leadership and team building. While technology moves rapidly the skills in critical thinking, research, development, leadership and storytelling are universally transferable and will give students a foundation which will endure the changing technologies. Software includes industry standard applications such as: Maya, Zbrush, Houdini, Marvellous Design, Substance and Adobe collections and much more. You will engage and develop skills from day one in team work and collaboration, building critical creative problem-solving skills vital to working in the screen and animation industries. You will develop practical skills in 3D art and animation production to develop rich storytelling experiences for a defined target audience. You will be able to work on both solo and collaborative projects so you are exposed to a wide variety of skills and experiences which will prepare you for rewarding future in the Animation Industry. This course focuses on developing your creativity and technical skills to develop complex character and story-based projects. You will be getting experience using techniques from 3D and Visual Effects animation industries.

You will learn:

  • Character development and Storytelling
  • Principles of Animation and movement studies
  • 3D and VFX animation styles
  • Studio and Digital Drawing
  • Animation Project
  • Develop skills in communications, project management, leadership and team building.

While technology moves rapidly the skills in critical thinking, research, development, leadership and storytelling are universally transferable and will give students a foundation which will endure the changing technologies. Software includes industry standard applications such as: Maya, Zbrush, Houdini, Marvellous Design, Substance and Adobe collections and much more.

Career opportunities:

Graduates opportunities will depend on learner focus but can include creative roles within the 3D animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Industries, inclusive of such roles as; Art Director, 3D Generalist, 3D Modeller, 3D Animator, Surface Artist, Compositor, Technical Artist, Visual Effects Artist and many more.

Satisfactory Completion

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (3D Animation) students must have been credited with all required papers as specified in the Programme Schedule. The total credit value of the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (3D Animation) is 120 credits.

Entry criteria

Applications are open to Bachelor degree graduates who can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline.

Special Admission

Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant industry experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry, the applicant may be admitted to the programme.

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their work with their application

Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - 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
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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