NZQA Accredited, level 6 programme. Starts February 27

The Diploma of Digital Media (DDM) is an intensive one-year course of study designed to refine students’ fundamental animation skills and develop knowledge gained in the previous two years. This final year exposes students to the entire production pipeline encountered in a real working studio environment. It is largely self-directed and students are expected to manage their time and workload efficiently. The pace is demanding, replicating the pressures and deadlines of working life in the industry. This prepares our students for a much easier transition into the working world. The main focus, as always, is on producing top quality character animation and performance.


  • visual development
  • script
  • storyboarding
  • layout
  • animation production
  • colouring
  • editing
  • compositing
  • independent pitch pack production
  • team production
  • showreel compilation
  • Specilization of chosen discipline 

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Animation College New Zealand Limited is accredited to teach it.

Kua Whakamanahia tēnei akoranga e Te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa i raro i te wāhanga 249 o te Ture Mātauranga 1989, ā, kua whakamanahia a Animation College New Zealand Limited ki te whakarato i taua akoranga i raro i te wāhanga 250 o te Ture.


Course code: PC9833
Duration: 1 Year (2D or 3D)
Prerequisite: Diploma in Applied Animation or equivalent
Credits: 120 (NZQA Accredited)
Level: 7
Fulltime: 32 weeks
Start date: February 2018
$9,484 per annum (Domestic) 
Semester Dates


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