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2017-12-0111:15 AM
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Animation College Graduate Exhibition 2017

Animation College is pleased to invite you to attend the 2017 Graduate Exhibition. Exhibitors will.....


2017-09-0113:00 PM
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Rotorua is on track to be the ‘Digital Capital of Aotearoa’ with the opening of a new innovation space for creative and.....


2017-08-1815:00 PM
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In 2017 Animation College underwent an External Evaluation Review (EER) through the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).....


2017-05-3013:00 PM
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We're really excited to announce a special character design workshop - The Art of Emotion! Hosted at the newly.....


2017-05-0808:00 AM
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We're excited to announce that The Light and Dark Character Design Competition is now live for 2017!

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2017-03-2310:00 AM
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To celebrate the release of DreamWorks Boss Baby we have a double pass and an amazing art book


2017-03-0209:00 AM
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A new partnership between Animation College and Southern Cross Campus (SCC) will open doors for a group of artistic South Auckland.....


2016-12-0513:00 PM
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The AC Graduate Exhibition opens this Wednesday and caps off a very busy year for the graduates involved. AC Graduates will be.....


2016-12-0213:00 PM
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2016-11-1022:00 PM
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Animation College has taken out the 'Best Emerging Business 2016' at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards. 

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2016-10-1614:30 PM
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The second day of the Nori Honda Master Workshop has concluded. This time students traded in their traditional tools for.....


2016-10-1210:00 AM
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AC Students have just finished working on a nationwide animated campaign for KidsCanNZ.

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2016-09-0815:00 PM
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AC is happy to announce a international visit to India this September.

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2016-08-3022:30 PM
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Animation College is proud to announce an exclusive sculpture Master Class with Nori Honda. 

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2016-08-0415:00 PM
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Animation College Limited is thrilled to have been included in the list of finalists for Best Emerging Business for the Westpac.....


2016-07-1210:00 AM
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Pokémon GO breaks records and opens the door to new interactive experiences.

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2016-06-2911:30 AM
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Technology and creativity has come together. Animation College is proud to announce a partnership with.....


2016-06-0809:00 AM
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Animation College catches up with Sony Pictures Imageworks Animators Dylan Reid and Tom Davis as they reflect on their careers as.....


2016-06-0609:00 AM
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Winter is here!, blasting us with cold winds, icey rain and forcing us the wake to frosty mornings in the dark.

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2016-05-2409:30 AM
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We catch up with 2nd Year DAA 3D student Vida Grace and ask her about getting into 3D animation, what it's like being a student.....


2016-05-2410:00 AM
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Animation College Students with support from B.O.A Lecturer Dane Jacobs have created animation for Foster Hope's latest.....


2016-05-0915:00 PM
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If you live in the Bay of Plenty area and are interested in digital illustration, drawing, comics, cartoons, technology or video.....


2016-04-1314:00 PM
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2016-04-1216:00 PM
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The Light and Dark Character Design Competition is now live and taking registrations for 2016!

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2016-04-0810:00 AM
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Disney’s second Star Wars film and first anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped its.....


2016-04-0311:00 AM
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Last week AC was treated to a visit from Sony Pictures Imageworks Animation Supervisor Peter Nash.


2016-03-2421:30 PM
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[Warning plot spoilers]

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2016-03-1514:00 PM
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With such great tools to help artists visualize ideas it's becoming more and more common place to see 3D printed models on.....


2016-03-0110:00 AM
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Vis Com Lecturer Thaw Naing pays tribute to the Bachelor class of 2015 with this stunning art banner. The banner includes all of the original stories and characters created by Bachelor students last year. 


2016-03-0116:30 PM
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Animation College is proud to announce industry guest speaker Peter Nash.

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2016-02-1816:30 PM
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Mukpuddy Animation were special guests today for the Industry Panel which was part of the AC Orientation Week.

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2015-12-1814:00 PM
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Animation College hosted the Maori Digital Cluster Workshop early this month. 

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2015-10-2011:15 AM
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Animation College students were treated to a visit from Richard Francis-Moore who is Visual Effects Supervisor at


2015-10-1314:30 PM
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24 Hour Comics Day is an international festival of comic creation. What began as a dare in 1990, when Steven Bisette challenged.....


2015-09-1114:00 PM
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Animation College staff and students were invited by Auckland Libraries to contribute to the Comic.....


2015-08-1214:15 PM
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Animation College bridging students had to deal with a zombie outbreak this week as part of narrative design paper.

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2015-07-2216:30 PM
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On Monday the entire Animation College visited the cinema to check out the latest Pixar film Inside Out......


2015-07-1611:00 AM
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We catch up with Bachelor of Animation students; Teahi Maiau, Mikayla Atkins, Sam Woodhouse, Jacob Knight and Raven Maipi-Tukere.....


2015-07-1410:30 AM
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The Lecturer Team of 'I Love Loops' has done it again, carrying on from making the top 4 last year (as a wildcard pick by.....


2015-07-0714:00 PM
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As part of their creative growth Animation College took the entire

2015-07-0615:30 PM
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Animation College was excited to be able to take students of the Diploma of Digital Media to attend a full day.....


2015-06-2915:00 PM
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2015-06-2512:00 PM
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The battle lines have been drawn! Our Diploma in Applied Animation Year 1 students have begun to tackle a really exciting brief.....


2015-06-2209:30 AM
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Due to popular demand Animation College is hosting a third

2015-06-2014:00 PM
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Animation College is currently taking applications for the Condensed Mid-Year 2D Diploma of Applied.....


2015-06-1812:00 PM
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Diploma of Applied Animation year 2 students have completed an animation style analysis assignment which has seen them mimic.....


2015-06-1715:15 PM
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What are you studying at Animation College?

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2015-06-1614:00 PM
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What are you studying at Animation College?

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2015-06-1511:00 AM
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Last week Bachelor of animation students were treated to another industry visit.

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2015-06-1111:00 AM
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David Ogilvie is an animator, illustrator and concept designer extraordinaire.

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2015-06-1115:00 PM
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Last night's Open Evening at the Auckland Campus was fantastic! It was great to meet so many new creative people and see the interest and support.....


2015-06-1112:15 PM
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Matthew Darragh; an Animator, Actor, Writer, Film Maker currently living and creating magic in Ireland.

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2015-06-0915:30 PM
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2015-06-0815:00 PM
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Ant Sang (Dharma Punks and Shaolin Burning graphic novelist, character designer on the Bro’ Town series) gave a presentation.....


2015-06-0212:15 PM
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What are you studying at Animation College?

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2015-05-2900:15 AM
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What are you studying?

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2015-04-1516:30 PM
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2015-03-0609:00 AM
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2015-02-0215:00 PM
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We're super excited to announce that Students at Animation College will have access to the industry-standard out-of-the-box fluid simulator

2015-01-1615:00 PM
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3D tutor Oana Jones has won first prize for a global 3D printing competition. 

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2014-12-0816:00 PM
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Big news! As well as the


2014-10-3009:00 AM
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The Animation College short film ‘Firefly’ was officially launched last Thursday evening at the Ernst and Young Building at Britomart,.....



2014-10-0315:00 PM
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Animation tutor and storyteller Dane Jacobs give us an exclusive insight into the creation of his latest short film.

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2014-09-1716:15 PM
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We have been fortunate to fit an interview in with a very busy Animation College old boy Justin Lovell who is currently working for Mercury Filmworks in Canada.

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2014-09-0416:30 PM
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We managed to catch up with Animation College old boy Kris Brown who is currently in Germany working for Studio Soi on popular Cartoon Network series 'The Amazing World of.....


2014-08-1214:15 PM
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We were asked by Auckland Zoo to create chalk murals of a Tiger, Lion and a Cheetah for the Big Cat Weekend fundraiser.  

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2014-07-1616:30 PM
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We catch up with Weta Animators Kevin Estey and Animation College old boy Craig Young to find out more about the motion capture process on The Hobbit: Desolation of.....


2014-06-2716:00 PM
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Where did you do your art studies and how long have you been a commercial

2014-06-1110:00 AM
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Direct from LA well renowned Character Animator Kenny Roy is winging his way to Auckland to conduct an animation masterclass at Animation College.

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2014-05-3016:00 PM
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Animation College catches up with cult New Zealand comic artist Ant Sang.

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2014-05-1918:00 PM
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*UPDATED 12/08/2014*

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2014-05-1209:00 AM
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Animation College tutors team effort has won them wild card selection into the 48 HOUR Film Festival Grand Finals by non other than Sir Peter Jackson himself. 

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2014-03-2410:00 AM
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Animation College interviews Brazilian illustration talent Tiago Hoisel.

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2014-02-1009:00 AM
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Animation College tutors worked together with Paw Justice last year to create a pet adoption awareness campaign for Pet Rescue.

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2014-01-1711:00 AM
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My name is Mike Glasswell. I'm a first year Diploma in Applied Animation Tutor. I teach traditional (hand drawn) animation here at Animation College. I also take on contract.....


2013-12-1708:00 AM
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While not a rabid Tarantino fanboy, I have gotten immense pleasure from every film he’s put together thus far. The speed at which Mr. Pink’s gun spits at the cops.....


2013-12-1710:00 AM
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2D DDM Tutor Nigel Ward has been waiting for his chance to rub a bit of his unique style off onto the Animation College characters, and he finally got his chance with the annual.....




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