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Where Can Animation Take You?

09 Feb Where Can Animation Take You?


One of the best places in the world that cultivate the art of animation in this digital age is New Zealand. Unless you have been living under a rock, you’d know that it is where animation masterpieces have been made. Some of the famous movies shot in New Zealand were The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Avatar.

The Animation College of New Zealand

To ensure that generations to come will be able to produce more quality animations, a New Zealand’s premier character animation college – the Animation College of New Zealand – founded by an ex-Disney animator himself, John Ewing, offer leading and award-winning education programs across a wide range of disciplines like 2D animation, design, illustration, visual effects, advertising, and even game development. Here you’ll learn how to create characters that convey real emotions and gets your message through the audience in a manner that pierces the heart. These skills will stay with you for life, and you will not have a hard time utilizing different software, medium or technology that is being used in the animation industry today and in the years to come.

Diploma in Applied Animation

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Animation technology has changed and developed hugely over the years, and this is reflected in the curriculum that the Animation College offers. However, Animation College gives great focus on ensuring that all students are thoroughly grounded in the fundamental principles of true character animation.

The Animation College New Zealand has been teaching animators of today for the last 25 years. If you are serious about your craft as an artist or an animator, I suggest you fall in line. One of the qualifications that you can get from the Animation College is the Diploma in Applied Animation (DAA) Level 6. It is a 2-year foundation course where students can choose to specialize in either 2D (traditional/digital or classical) or 3D (CGI or computer based) animation. Here you will learn the principles of weight, timing, balance, flow and drag, anticipation, exaggeration and fundamental drawing skills, which produce realistic characters and evoke empathy in the viewer. Once these skills are mastered, you’ll have the ability to make your most extraordinary creations come to life – no matter what form of animation you work in, or what software you use – now or in the future!

Where Can Animation Take You?

Studying animation can open up a wide range of career options. The skills learnt at the Animation College have allowed students to not only work in a wide range of animation roles, but also in a variety of creative fields that utilize the same skills. After studying, you may find your niche in any of these careers:

  • Animator
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Rigger
  • 3D Modeller
  • Layout Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Illustrator
  • Concept Artist
  • Comic Book Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Pre-Visualisation Artist
  • Script Writer
  • App Developer

…and many more!

The best part about it is that, wherever you may be in this world right now, whatever state you may be in, as long as you have the passion for animation, then this opportunity is yours to take! You can live in New Zealand, take what it has to offer, learn animation from the best design schools and even get inspiration from the grandeur scenery of nature. Once the skills have been learned, you have built yourself with qualifications that may make you decide, “Hey, New Zealand is not what other people think. I think I can live my life here!” There’s endless opportunity in this country down under… amazing possibility, in fact.

If you want to know more about how you can get quality animation education from New Zealand, you can contact AHEAD International Education here. Alternatively, you may email Ahead International Education atinfo@aheadnzeducation.co.nz or reach us through Mobile numbers: +63922-8340184/ +63915 1980248; Telephone number: +632 7558823.

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