Diploma in Digital Design – Animation and Film Production (Level 5) in Animation College

Animation College

Campus: Rotorua

Duration: 40 weeks

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee: $19,500 + $2,000 Course Fee

Go to institute website


This diploma will take you to the amazing world of film and animation. This diploma is full of fun, practical, and loaded with skills that you’ll employ for the rest of your life. You’ll have the ultimate foundation for a career in animation and film.

Complete the diploma and get the New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5).

Course Details:

This course is introduced with the latest industry needs in mind. You will be graduated with cutting-edge, skills that will keep you ahead of the pack. Complete four ten-week modules using industry standard techniques.

  • Design Foundation – These skills are a must for any designer. Get the skinny on recent industry techniques, so you can hit the ground running once you nail a job.
  •  Audio & Visual Production – Create a short film. That means everything from ideas, scripting and shooting through to audio and editing.
  •  Animation Principles –Learn how to bring characters and world to life using 2D and 3D animation.
  •  3D Model & Composite – Design and model 3D objects, mix them with some live footage, and create some cool visual effects.

    Future career options:

    This course begins your journey towards below career opportunities.

  • Character Animator – Create characters for film, TV, video games and mobile applications, using animation software, 3D modelling, and 2D animation.
  • Compositor – Make your mark at the end of the production process by creatively blending all the elements into the final image.
  • Assistant Producer – Help the producer at different stages of the production. Responsibility can include anything from supervising the production design team to coordinating the work of visual effects companies.
  • Script Writer – Share your stories with the world by writing screenplays for films, TV, comics and video games.
  • Cinematographer – Play a crucial role in achieving the director’s vision for the look of the film. As head of the camera and lighting departments, you’ll be in charge of shooting.
    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

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

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5

    SPEAKING – 5

    READING – 5

    WRITING – 5


    1. TOEFL Score of 46 is required with a writing score of 20
    2. PTE required score is 42

    The courses provided on the West Highlander website are for information purpose only. The above information can change with the period of time. We are not responsible for any of the change in the fee or any other information.