Want to create animated characters that convey real emotions, mimic life, and evoke empathy? You’re in the right place.

Animation College is the only college in New Zealand to offer degree and diploma level courses specializing in 2D & 3D character animation.

Learn skills to breathe life into characters and tell stories that inspire, influence and entertain. These are the skills that make our graduates unique and in demand locally and internationally across a wide range of mediums and technologies.

 

Awesome news as we can confirm that AC graduate Alina Tysoe has accepted a position at Tinman Creative Studios in...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Thursday, 7 April 2016
 

Sweet! The Animation College Drawing Club (or ACDC) have some work up for the 'Colour Your Own Fiction' exhibition at Auckland Libraries audience participation is encouraged :)

Posted by Animation College NZ on Wednesday, 6 April 2016
 

Celebrating some really slick 3D work from our 1st Yr 3D students. Students will be painting these characters up today!! #CelebrateACStudentWork

Posted by Animation College NZ on Wednesday, 6 April 2016
 

We were very lucky to have Peter Nash from Sony Pictures Imageworks visit us last week here at AC! For those who couldn'...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 3 April 2016
 

A big thank you to Peter Nash from Sony Pictures Imageworks for visiting AC today. Peter's talk and analysis of...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Wednesday, 30 March 2016
 
Light and Dark Copic Marker Review

To celebrate Gordon Harris The Art & Graphic Store's #MarkerMania Sale, we've reviewed Copic Markers with artist Keat Ong from Keatopia. Be sure to check out these links: https://imaginationinternationalinc.com/copic/http://www.gordonharris.co.nz/https://www.facebook.com/lightanddarkcompetition/http://www.keatopia.com/http://www.animationcollege.co.nz/

Posted by Light and Dark Character Competition on Tuesday, 29 March 2016
 

Some stunning character fan art by Bachelor student Lea Dambeck. Leas work will be on sale at the upcoming Overload NZ event.

Posted by Animation College NZ on Monday, 28 March 2016
 

So many cool little spots on campus to sketch or just be alone with one's thoughts #ACFavouritePlaces

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 20 March 2016
 
Vida Ramages 3D Printed Fox

Here's a short video of Vida's Fox being 3D printed. Such a great tool to have when you're visualizing a concept.

Posted by Animation College NZ on Monday, 14 March 2016
 

Check out some of these freaky creature designs from 2nd Year 3D student Vida Ramage. Can't wait to see some of these 3D modeled!

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 13 March 2016
 

With AC well underway for 2016 - this means interest and social clubs are back up and running, if you're new or a...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 6 March 2016
 

Celebrating student artwork! Check out this incredible tribute artwork from Vis Com Lecturer Thaw Naing http://www.animationcollege.co.nz/news/bachelor-student-character-tribute/

Posted by Animation College NZ on Tuesday, 1 March 2016
 

More Lifedrawing room angles...look at all that space!

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 28 February 2016
 

Big congrats to Hohepa who picked up his Playstation 4 from our Rotorua Campus!!! Pictured here with 1st Year Lecturer Akoni Pakinga - Enjoy it Hohepa!!!

Posted by Animation College NZ on Thursday, 25 February 2016
 

A big thank you to Ryan and Alex from Mukpuddy for speaking on our O-Week Industry Panel. The guys gave us a behind the...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Wednesday, 17 February 2016
 

Congratulations to DDM students whose animated short Deity Academy has been accepted into the Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Graphics. http://animex.tees.ac.uk/default_home.cfm

Posted by Animation College NZ on Thursday, 4 February 2016
 

Were proud to announce our Rotorua Campus Open Day! If you live in the Bay of Plenty region, love art, drawing and...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Tuesday, 2 February 2016
 

Are you passionate about art? Do you live in the Bay of Plenty region? Applications are now open for the Diploma of...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 17 January 2016
 

Animation College are giving away a Playstation 4 to our Rotorua based followers! That’s right a 500 GB Playstation 4...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 17 January 2016

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Coloured special FX animation from 1st Year DAA student Alina Tysoe

 
Potato - DAA 2D Year Student Film!

Check out this hybrid live action and 2D animation piece from AC Diploma of Applied Animation 2nd year students.

Posted by Animation College NZ on Tuesday, 15 December 2015
 

More amazing student work! Check out this fanatastical custom creature sculpture from 2nd year DAA student Stephanie Carter. Scary harpie!

Posted by Animation College NZ on Monday, 14 December 2015
 

Just a note to all current and future AC students :) Your Studylink applications for 2016 are due by December 16th! If...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Monday, 16 November 2015
 

If you live in the Bay of Plenty region, love digital art, gaming or animation be sure to check out this FREE event!...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Friday, 13 November 2015
 

The Animation College Drawing Club at Arkham City Comics - Auckland for Free Comic Book Day yesterday! #ACDC #FreeComicBookDay

Posted by Animation College NZ on Saturday, 31 October 2015
 

Hey guys, we're excited to announce that we have a special guest speaker for the Rotorua Whanau Evening. Local Digital...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
 

Here's a nice crisp hi-rez of Rotorua 2D Tutor Akoni Pakinga-Stirling's #InkTober Goku-Maui. Do you live in Rotorua?...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 18 October 2015
 

A big thank you to Ivy for organizing a visit from Richard Francis-Moore, who is Head of Animation at Weta Digital. Our...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Monday, 19 October 2015
 

To celebrate #InkTober we have an awesome ink inspired art pack to give away! Simply 'like', share and comment on this...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 11 October 2015

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It was a lot of fun on Saturday at 'Drawing in Public' at Auckland Libraries with the #AnimationCollegeDrawingClub (or ACDC)! Here are some photos of the many visitors we had!

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 30 August 2015
 

Hey Guys! As promised we have a new competition for comic book lovers!!!Design a comic illustrating your modern take...

Posted by Light and Dark Character Competition on Sunday, 9 August 2015
 

Comic Book Month is coming up and our students are hard at work with their comic creations! Stay tuned! #ComicbookMonth

Posted by Animation College NZ on Thursday, 6 August 2015
 

News from the Rotorua Campus Maori Television catches up with AC student Rangimonoa Tahi-Rangihau http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/push-maori-gaming-concepts-be-made-maori

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 26 July 2015
 

Inside Out Giveaway!To celebrate the release of Disney Pixar Inside Out we're giving away a Bing Bong figure and a...

Posted by Animation College NZ on Tuesday, 21 July 2015
 

More of our favourite shots from today's #TeamQuestChallenge! Orientation Term 3 | Semester 2 kicks off in style!!! Winners to be announced tomorrow!

Posted by Animation College NZ on Sunday, 12 July 2015
 

It was really a pleasure to have Andrew Gordon from Pixar in through the Animation College Auckland Campus yesterday. Andrew's talk kicks off at 3:50pm today at Semi Permanent Auckland.

Posted by Animation College NZ on Thursday, 2 July 2015
 

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