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What will I learn?

Game design is one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet, and Yoobee’s Diploma in Game Art and Development opens doors to the world’s most visionary gaming studios.

Bring your virtual world to life with this two-year programme – learn how to create video games from scratch, collaborate in teams in a studio-style setting, develop your graphical style and express your fresh ideas and spectacular stories through games.

You’ll learn the ropes from world-class game designers, work with leading games industry mentors and create original and innovative games that showcase your own insane game art capabilities.

Take part in a workplace-simulated production project where you'll work as part of a team on a game development pipeline, creating game assets from specification through to compliance.

By the time you graduate you’ll have an interactive portfolio that showcases your brilliance, and a skill set that secures your future as a next generation game designer.

You will learn:

  • Game Design Fundamentals
  • Character and Environment Art Assets
  • User Interface Art Assets
  • Animation

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Animation

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$20,500.00 (US$ 11,509) per year
Course fee: NZ $2,000 for each year
Start date

To be confirmed


Yoobee Colleges

Auckland City Road,

Level 4, 3 City Road,



1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from New Zealand

To gain entry, you must be 18 years of age or older and have successfully completed either our Diploma in 3D Production, or have a portfolio assessed by the Head of Faculty.

For international students

To have direct entry into the Diploma in Game Art and Development (Level 7), we recommend the ideal pathway below:

Students must be at least 18 years old.

• Diploma in Digital Design - Animation and Film Production (Level 5)

• Diploma in 3D Production (Level 6)


• Diploma in Animation (Level 5)

• Diploma in 3D Production (Level 6)

Alternatively, there is potential to enter into this programme after successful completion of just one of the following Yoobee Colleges qualifications, or equivalent:

• Diploma in Digital Design - Animation and Film Production (Level 5)

• Diploma in Animation (Level 5)

• Diploma in Creative Digital Design (Level 6)

• Diploma in Web and UX Design (Level 6)

• Diploma in 3D Production (Level 6)

• Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics (Level 7), or equivalent

• You must also demonstrate proficiency in Maya
• Provide samples of your 3D art portfolio showing the skills necessary to successfully undertake the Diploma in Game Art and Development (Level 7).
• At discretion of the Head of Faculty

IELTS 6.0 Academic (no bands lower than 5.5)


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