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Bachelor of Animation

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On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

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Providing a thorough grounding in all animation disciplines, this unique and diverse degree produces world-class animators who are at the very top of their field.

You will graduate with a Bachelor of Animation (majoring in one of the following; Story and Character or World-Building and Visual Effects or Interactive Media and Games).

Ready to start your career in Animation?

Our Bachelor of Animation will equip you with everything you need to launch your career.

  • Students majoring in World-building and Visual Effects, will: develop skills in modelling, texturing and lighting for environments; design and create visual effects; and/or create immersive worlds through layout drawings, environments and background art.

  • Students majoring in Interactive Media and Games, will: create fantastic 2D games; and/or create immersive 3D game environments, VFX and gameplay.

  • Students majoring in Story and Character, will: develop your drawing skills, concept art, colouring, painting and character design; and/or bring characters and stories to life through 2D and/or 3D character animation.

The programme builds a thorough grounding in core skills, enabling you to conceptualize, plan and produce animation independently or as part of a studio team. From there you’ll delve deeper into your own chosen field, developing the academic, creative and technical expertise to really set you apart.

Constantly evolving to stay abreast of industry needs, this vocational degree programme will equip you with technical aptitude, expertise and the creative smarts you need to produce work that is engaging, captivating and inspiring.

Entry criteria

International students must be at least 18 years old.

Hold NCEA University Entrance (UE), or equivalent CIE/IB grades (preferably including a minimum of 24 NCEA credits at Level 3 in practical art, design or technology subjects), or equivalent qualification from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution AND a portfolio.


Successful completion of Yoobee’s Diploma in Animation Level 5.

Applications that speak English as a second language must have, within the preceding two years, achieved or surpassed at least one of the following English proficiency outcomes:

  • IELTS (Academic) Test: Score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5

  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 79, or higher (with a writing score of 18)

  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: FCE or CAE with a score of 52, or higher

  • NZCEL: Level 4, with the Academic endorsement

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