Training institutes

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Ara (Bachelor of Motion Design)
AUT University (Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design major – Te Tohu Paetahi mō te Hoahoa – Bachelor of Design)
AUT University (Bachelor of Creative Technologies)
AUT University (Bachelor of Computer and Information Science)
Massey University (Bachelor of Creative Media Production)
Massey University (Bachelor of Design – Concept Design)
Massey University Bachelor of Information Sciences (Games Programming)
Massey University Bachelor of Information Sciences (Advanced Games Programming)
Massey University (Weta Workshop School at Massey University)
Media Design School (Bachelor of Software Engineering – Game Programming)
Media Design School (Bachelor of Creative Technologies – Game Art)
NMIT (Bachelor of Computer Generated Imagery)
Otago Polytechnic (Game Design)
Otago Polytechnic (Game Programming)
Otago University (Computer Science)
Otago University (Summer School Paper: Game Design)
South Seas Film & TV School (Diploma of Animation)
Southern Institute of Technology (Game Art, Game Design, Animation)
Toi-ohomai (Bachelor of Creative Industries)
Unitec (Computing Systems)
University of Canterbury (Computer Science)
University of Canterbury (Software Engineering)
University of Canterbury (Human Interface Technology)
University of Canterbury (Bachelor of Product Design – Applied Immersive Game Design)
University of Canterbury (Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honors)
University of Canterbury (Game Development)
University of Canterbury (Game Arts)
University of Canterbury (Animation)
Victoria University of Wellington (Computer Graphics and Games)
Victoria University of Wellington (Media Design)
Waikato University (Computer Science)
Waikato University (Media Production)
Waikato University (Esports Minor)
Whitereia Weltec (Bachelor of Creativity – Digital Media)
Wintec (Applied Information Technology)
Yoobee Colleges (Diploma of Game Art and Development)
Yoobee College (Bachelor of Animation)
Yoobee South Seas Film School Campus (Screen Writing, Production)

Yoobee College High School NCEA Credit Courses in 2D Animation, Game Development and Character Design