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Bachelor On Campus Online Blended

3D Animation and Visual Effects

Media Design School

36 months
Duration
21860 USD/year
6850 USD/year
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About

The 3D Animation and Visual Effects programme at Media Design School will take you on an immersive journey; teaching you the basics of modelling, rendering, lighting, and technical direction that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, industry-level short film in your final year.  

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Overview

Create the impossible with this 3D Animation and Visual Effects programme at Media Design School . Develop stunning 3D Animation and imagery and learn how to use visual effects to blow stuff up...without accidentally blowing your computer up!  

To succeed in the film post-production industry, you'll need to be proficient and confident in using industry standard visual effects software. You'll also need experience applying creative thinking and problem solving in a collaborative and demanding environment. Employers value our graduates because this course focuses on the technical skills and soft skills you'll need in the industry.

Your first year will begin with an eight week introduction to the world of computer graphics. You'll finish the year by working on an intensive yet rewarding short 3D production that will ensure you have the academic foundation and the skills you need to progress throughout your degree.

During your second year, you'll be asked to pick a specialisation in visual effects, technical studies or 3D animation, which will enable you to fine-tune your particular skill set.

Your final year will see you working on a number of industry level productions that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, state-of-the-art short film. You'll also finish your final year with a research project that will provide you with the skills to take your knowledge of 3D animation and Computer Graphics (CG) to new levels.

Career 

  • Graduates have gone on to work on blockbuster films including Avatar and The Hobbit
  • Student short films receive international accolades
  • Graduates are in demand for their experience working on major projects within a studio-like environment
  • Career paths include 3D Modeler, Compositor, VFX artist, Animator, Technical Director, Effects Designer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation 3D: Animation and Rigging
  • Foundation 3D: Modelling,Surfacing, Lighting
  • Traditional Art and Design for 3D
  • Digital Art 
  • 3D Modelling 
  • 3D Rendering
  • Foundation Mini-Project
  • Design Principles and Practice 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

420 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To qualify for General Admission, you'll need a minimum qualification of NCEA University Entrance or equivalent, such as CIE or IB University Entrance, or, level 4 or higher Qualification from a related discipline.
  • NCEA Level 3: Three subjects at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each.

Literacy 

10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

  • 5 credits in reading
  • 5 credits in writing

Numeracy

10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:

  • achievement standards (specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects), or,
  • unit standards, package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627. All three required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21860 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6850 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic - $9,505.00 NZD 
  • International - $30,333.00 NZD

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

If you currently live overseas and are thinking of studying with Media Design School, then this scholarship will help contribute to the costs associated with studying abroad.

The International Student Scholarship offers recipients up to NZ$5,000 applied to your first year of tuition fees at Media Design School.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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