Education & Training

Some 30 institutions offer in tertiary digital media training courses, in areas ranging from hairdressing to script writing. These are listed below.

Tim Thorpe Consulting does not endorse any of these courses – a listing is based purely on whether a course targets the digital media industry.

Short term courses are also organised by the NZ Film Commission or industry guilds and associations.

Tertiary Level Training Providers

Animation College
character animation

Aoraki Polytechnic
film and television, television production, 3D animation

Auckland University of Technology
communication studies – digital media and television

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (including New Zealand Broadcasting School)
broadcasting, digital video post-production, design, make-up, production design and sculpting

Cut Above Academy
make-up artistry, production design and sculpting

Eastern Institute of Technology
video and electronic media

Lifeway
television production, producing and directing, camera for television, video editing, 3D animation

Manukau Institute of Technology
creative writing

Massey University
media studies, visual communication design

Media Design School
visual effects and motion graphics, 3D computer animation, interactive gaming

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
visual arts and design, graphics, multimedia

New Zealand Film Academy (Edenz Colleges)
applied film and television production

New Zealand School of Education
animation

NorthTec
animation, digital multimedia production

Otago Polytechnic
interactive multimedia development, information technology

SAE Institute
audio engineering, film making

South Seas Film and Television School
film and television, animation production, on-screen acting

Southern Institute of Technology
digital media, film and television, audio production

Tai Poutini
audio engineering, music

Te Wãnanga-o-Raukawa
literary performing arts, heke matauranga hiko-rau (animation)

The New Zealand Film and Television School
film and television production

Toi Whaakari: New Zealand Drama School
performance design, performing arts (acting and management), entertainment technology

UCOL
performing arts, animation

Unitec
screen arts, acting, directing and writing, audio-visual, performance technology, creative practice, design

University of Auckland
film, television and media studies

University of Canterbury
theatre and film studies

University of Otago
natural history film making and communication

University of Waikato
screen, theatre and media studies, computer graphic design

Victoria University of Wellington
film, script writing, media studies

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
moving image, professional writing

Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec)
creative technologies, interactive computing, hairdressing

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
arts and design –film and video

Whitireia New Zealand
stage, sound, event production

Yoobee School of Design
animation and digital video, video post-production, digital media, interactive design