Graduate Diploma - VFX & Motion Graphics

Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies

  • Length one academic year, full time
  • Indicative Fees $8,360 NZD per year
    $23,690 NZD per year (International)
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  • Qualification Graduate Diploma
    Level 7 (145 credits)
  • Note This course will be offered subject to interest.

Course Overview

Investigate advanced animation techniques while pursuing an individual investigatory project through a combination of practical workshops, theory classes and individual research. Applicants for this qualification should already hold a tertiary degree or should be able to demonstrate relevant industry experience.

Course Breakdown

Motion Graphics

Begin the programme by getting used to the tools of the trade, including both practical and theory components for After effects; compositing and layering; 3D effects using 2D elements; advanced 3D processes; digital image manipulation; compositing live action; technical motion graphics; and motion graphics projects.

Visual Effects

Introduction to Nuke; paint tools; 2D tracking; 3D composting and digital environments; special effects keying; special effects and particle systems; and green screen/blue screen shooting.

Creative Experimentation Projects

Personal projects could include experimental motion design, experimental compositing, green screen compositing, broadcast titles, music video and TVC.

Creative Technologies Theory

Topics include creative industries and creative technologies; theories and practices; project management; creative and critical thinking; critique and justification; trans disciplinary studies; communication studies; investigatory techniques and approaches; academic and commercial standards; trans disciplinary creative project and investigation; and project post-mortems.

Individual Investigation and Projects

Individual investigation into an area of interest. Includes a collection of creative experimentation projects.

Creative Portfolio Reel

Construction of portfolio reels based on the major project and smaller creative projects.

Intake Calendar

Intake Date Course Duration Application Deadline & Notes
21st July 2014 one academic year, full time Apply Now

Entry Requirements

All applicants must provide evidence to support the level of expertise required for a specific project brief. This could be in the form of a portfolio/show-reel of creative/technical work, evidence, qualification transcripts, and employer statements.

Open to applicants with a specialist degree qualification in the creative of digital content fields, or those able to demonstrate equivalency in relevant industry experience.

Application Process

Complete an online application and our staff will be in touch within a few days to assist you through the process. We will require some documentation and a portfolio to support your application and you may be required to complete an interview. More information can be found on the enrolment page.

Get in touch with the team

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