Unitec understand the importance of providing students with hands-on experiences that can aid them in their pathway planning and career decision-making process. That’s why they are offering a range of workshops this April, focusing on Design, Drawing, Film, Acting, and Animal Behaviour.  These workshops are not only informative but also engaging, very practical and completely free of charge. They can provide invaluable insights and inspiration to students who are considering future pathways in any of these areas.

Below are our range of Workshops available for the April School Holidays:

  • Art & Design Taster Day  (16th April, 9:30am to 2:30pm)
    This is a fun interactive day where your students can have a tour of our studios and workshops, try practical activities in various taster workshops, hear from our current students and the teaching team and find out more about careers in Design and Art.
  • Introduction to Motion Design  (17th April, 9:30am to 2:30pm)
    This one-day workshop will introduce you to foundational concepts, processes and technical skills related to motion graphic design. Topics include basic digital animation techniques, storyboarding, production and rendering for online distribution of digital works.
  • Design Beautiful User Interfaces for Mobile Apps  (17th & 18th April, 9:30am to 2:30pm)
    Beautiful User Interfaces are not only seductive and stylish – but more usable too. This two-day course will teach you the professional software tools & design principles required to make drop-dead gorgeous User Interfaces. By the end of two days you will have created an impressive prototype app that you can test and share.
  • Drawing Intensive  (18th April, 9:30am to 2:30pm)
    This drawing workshop covers gesture, texture, tone, line and form, in wet and dry media. You will be instructed in traditional, and experimental procedures to create rich and expressive drawings at medium and large scale.
  • Design & Typography  (18th April, 9:30am to 2:30pm)
    This one-day workshop introduces participants to concepts, processes and technical skills related to graphic design. Topics include typographic composition, digital image manipulation, type and image integration – for printed output.
    Due to the nature of this workshop, this is only designated for Year 12 & 13 students taking Art & Design related courses at school or kura)
  • Drawing for Character  (19th April, 9:30am to 2:30pm)
    This course will focus on exploring figure drawing for illustration, animation, and graphic novels. Learning to draw the human figure and develop characters based on the human figure. This will enable students to construct their own characters and place these in action poses for animation or static images.
  • Screen Bites (23rd & 24th April, 10:00am to 3:00pm)
    A practical workshop where you’ll learn to work professionally on-set, shoot with our high-end cameras and edit in our post-production suites. Then to top the experience off we’ll screen the final films in our on-campus Art House cinema. This workshop is designed for a range of students, from those with no filmmaking experience to those that have given it a go already. You’ll be taught by industry professionals and get a chance to work alongside some current Unitec students so you can learn all about our intensive Bachelor’s degree programme that gets you ready for your dream job.
  • Acting for Screen (22nd & 23rd April, 9:30am to 3:30pm)
    Acting for Screen is a Workshop offered for students who are captivated by the idea of experiencing professional tutoring in the skills required for Acting for Screen. This workshop offers the opportunity to connect with like minded students in practising actual skills learned and rehearsed and delivered for camera. The tutors taking the Workshop also Lecture in the Acting Programme in Unitec’s Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts degree programme. This workshop will challenge, inspire and invigorate any student who has a desire to know and experience more about the techniques involved in Acting for Screen.
    Due to the nature of this workshop, this is only open for Year 12 and 13 students.
  • Canine (Dog) Behaviour (16th April, 9:30am to 2:30pm)
    Discover the range of animal-related programs offered at Unitec, designed to kickstart your journey towards making a meaningful impact on New Zealand’s animal-related industries.  With a focus on our Certificate in Canine Behaviour and Training, highlights of the workshop include hands-on learning sessions, where you’ll dive deep into practical aspects of canine behaviour, welfare, and training. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your newfound skills to your classmates and even a few eager canine participants.  As the spotlight on animal welfare and management in New Zealand grows, the industry seeks individuals equipped with technical expertise and practical skills. Join us to explore the opportunities on offer in this evolving industry. Registration is now open, and spaces are limited, so we encourage early sign-ups to secure a spot.

Registration is now open, and spaces are limited, so we encourage early sign-ups to secure a spot.  You can register below: