New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5) in Southern Institute Of Technology

Last Updated on April 27, 2021 by West Highlander

Southern Institute Of Technology

Campus– Invercargill

Duration: 1 year

Intake:  February and July

*Fee: NZ$16,000

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After completion of course, professionals will be able to:

  1. Use skills to handle problems that are linked to technical objections in an animation production sphere.
  2. Make animated works blending animation knowledge and applying number of tools, techniques and methods to meet project demands.
  3. Evaluate and analyse own work and the work of others.
  4. Self-manage animation project needs within defined guidelines.
  5. Work within a multi-disciplined animation production team.


  • Research-Led Industry Practice 1 (Level 5) 30 Credits
  • Screen Arts 1 (Level 5) 15 Credits
  • Studio Digital Media 1 (Level 5) 10 Credits
  • Stop-Motion Animation (Level 5) 15 Credits
  • Story boarding for Animation (Level 5) 10 Credits
  • Principles of Animation (Level 5) 15 Credits
  • Animation (Level 5) 15 Credits
  • Studio Drawing 1 (Level 5) 10 Credits
    Career outcomes:

    The aim of diploma is to provide skills to those who are aiming to work as assistant animators or creative in a studio environment with the basic animation knowledge required for entry level positions in 2D animation.

    Satisfactory Completion:

    To complete the New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5), and be certified this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

    1. A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5).
    2. The student will normally be expected to finish the New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5) full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

    Further study options:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 6)
  • Bachelor of Screen Arts (Animation)

    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Student must have completed 10+2 in any stream and must have evidence of creative work.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5
    2. TOEFL Score of 46 is required with a writing score of 20
    3. PTE required score is 42

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