Bachelor in Computer Generated Imagery

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited

Subject area

Multimedia Computing Science



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Computer Generated Imagery (BCGI) programme aims to prepare students for work as professional CGI practitioners in New Zealand or internationally, specialising in either Animation, Visual Effects or Technical Development, and/or to prepare for further study at postgraduate level in computer generated imagery or a related field. It aims to produce graduates who are capable of using industry standard CGI production processes, tools and techniques to generate effective and innovative design, technical, pipeline and workflow solutions.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants under 20 years of age: Achievement of NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 or higher and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) and a minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or above in Numeracy made up of specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects or unit standards 26623, 26626 and 26627) Any qualification (NZ or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3. Applicants aged 20 years or above - no academic qualifications are required. English language requirements: All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English should have an international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above. All applicants must submit a portfolio of work showing evidence of their interest and/or ability in an area related to an aspect of computer generated imagery production. A sufficient level of computer literacy* is required. An applicant must provide evidence to the Head of Department or delegate that they have a level of competency in the use of IT which will allow them to successfully operate at the required level of study. Evidence to support an applicant's motivation and ability to successfully undertake the programme with a reasonable likelihood of success may be requested. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the full entry requirements may be granted admission to the programme on the approval of the Head of Department or delegate if he/she is confident of the applicant's ability to successfully undertake the BCGI with a reasonable likelihood of success. Qualifications other than those listed in the Entry Requirements above will need to be assessed for equivalence.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,889 $20,666
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,825 $29,474
Total $16,714 $50,141

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $51,577
Earnings range $40,417 - $61,089
In employment 81%
In further study 13%
On a benefit 0%

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Scholarship information

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GCSB Tertiary Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community



The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.

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Spark Scholarship

Provided by:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara - Scholarships



$5,000 per annum

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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