Bachelor of Design (Motion Design) in Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 3 years

Intake:  February

*Fee: $21,920 per year

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This Course is to develop you as an animator or film maker. Skills include design planning, digital drawing, 3D modelling and animation, sound design, post-production and concept art. You’ll select three courses from electives, which will help you to enhance skills in areas of interest.

You will complete main courses in academic subjects. These involve both professional and dependent studies, which will provide you communication skills, a background in the history and sociology of creative practices, insights into contemporary professional knowledge and some business skills.

Course Structure:

You need to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. You need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year.

Career Outcomes:

  • Digital animator
  • Game designer
  • Digital lighting rigger
  • Videographer
  • Motion graphic designer
  • Digital model maker
    Further Study Options:

  • Bachelor of Media Arts
  • MFA
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design
    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

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

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 6.0
    2. TOEFL Score of 70 (21 in writing)
    3. PTE required score is 54

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