Graduate Diploma in Digital Media (3D Animation)

Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 11,040

Entry Requirements

  • Entry is open to degree graduates who have graduated successfully from a Bachelor degree programme or can demonstrate equivalent, relevant, practical professional or educational experience in a related discipline.
  • Complete Certificate or Diploma at level 6 or 7 Degree
  • IELTS Score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

Portfolio Requirements:

  • Portfolio One: examples of free-hand drawing (x20 A3).
  • Portfolio Two: a digital portfolio/showreel showcasing digital storytelling skills.
  • Statement: typed, double spaced statement X 2 A4 pages (outlining your interests and goals within the programme e.g. why are you choosing animation as a career).
  • Prior Learning: This course is designed for applicants who have already worked in the industry and need to hone their skills or already have a degree in a related field (fine arts, graphic design, film, 2D animation, gaming etc). 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References: two specific references/testimonials from previous employers/lecturers who know you well and are able to recommend you for postgraduate study. Please include contact details.
  • Interview: a time will be arranged for you to meet with the programme manager or appropriate staff member following the assessment of your application.
  • Established Skills, Motivation & Passion: We are looking for a high level of skill, competency and motivation. Applicants must be proficient at self-driven research and analysis. This is a very intensive year suited to those who are committed to excelling in this exciting industry.


  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Character Animation 


  • Audio Techniques
  • Animation History (first offered 2013)
  • Drawing II
  • Motion Graphics and Compositing
  • Compulsory
  • Animation Project 
  • Advanced Animation Production

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