The Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (3D Animation) is a programme with a specialist discipline area that will promote and enhance the knowledge base, skills, and professionalism of creative media and film students.
Graduates can use industry standard animation software to create an animated film project. They can apply knowledge and skills associated with character animation and, depending on elective choices made, motion graphics and compositing, animation and interaction and audio techniques. This programme leads graduates to further study or employment in the screen arts sector.
After graduation (and further work experience in some cases), possible employment in the private and public sectors include:
Graduates wishing to undertake further study may be admitted into Master’s programmes in New Zealand or overseas, possibly with some credit recognition.
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.
Applications are open to Bachelor degree graduates who can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline.
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.
Provisional Part-time Admission
An applicant, who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry.
In addition, the following requirements also apply to applicants in all admission categories:
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Screen Arts (3D Animation) are required to submit a portfolio of their work with their application and may be asked for a written submission also.
Applicants are required to have a high competence in spoken and written English, 18 credits or more at Level 2 in NCEA literacy or an equivalent or more advanced English qualification.
Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their work with their application, as follows:
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:
|University Type||Public University|
|No. of Students||13,758|
|Cost of Attendance||8,000-26,000 NZD (annually)|
|Intake Type||Semester wise|
|Mode of Program||Full time and online|
You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an additional $2,000.
(in NZ dollars)
|Rent (per month)||$800–$950|
|Groceries (per week)||$100–$150|
|Gym membership (per year)||$300|
|Entertainment (per week)||$50|
|Milk (per litre)||$3|
|Coca Cola (per can)||$2|
|Cup of Coffee||$3–$5|
|Lunch from University food hall or campus café||$7–$12|
|Local calls made from a cell-phone||$0.50–$1.50|
|Taxi - 5 km ride||$10–$12|
|Visit to doctor||$45–$85|
|Tuition Fees in New Zealand (1st Year Average)||BE/Btech NZD 24605 | MBA NZD 25694| MS NZD 29178 | BSc NZD 30702 | BBA NZD 22863 | MEng NZD 41589 | MIM NZD 34186 | MFin NZD 142025|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand||NZD 1250 Per Month|
|Entrance Exams in New Zealand||TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53|
|Work and Study in New Zealand||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand||One to Three Years Depending on the Region.|
|Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand||NZD 295|
|Student Visa in New Zealand||If a student wants to study full time in New Zealand for more than three months, and is willing to pay the full cost of the course, Fee-Paying Student Visa is for him/her.|
|Intakes in New Zealand||There are Two Main Intakes in New Zealand: January Intake and July Intake.|
|Top Job Sectors in New Zealand||Engineering, Software Developing/Programming, Medicine, Education, Accounts, Electrician, Automotive Technician, etc.|
|Economy in New Zealand||Growth Rate of 2.8% (2018), 2.5% (2019e), 2.7% (2020e), 22nd Largest in the World by Nominal|
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