Helping Students Avoid the Debt trap
Lifeway College, Helping Students Avoid the Debt trap
3D animation has been a field of study in New Zealand that many have approached with a sense of apprehension. People who have wanted to pursue their passions in this area have been held back by the fear of finding themselves at the end of their studies, trapped in student debt and without a job.
In the past, this apprehension was supported by low employment rates for graduates in New Zealand ranging between 5 and 10%. This has caused many to assume that unless they are extraordinarily gifted in this area, they may as well give up the idea of pursuing a career in 3D animation.
Lifeway College is currently making headway towards changing this mindset however, with the announcement of a staggering 95% employment rate for graduates of its Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation programme.
Located in beautiful Snells Beach, Lifeway College not only seeks to provide students with world class training from top level industry experts, it also aims to ensure that students find employment in the area of their specialization immediately upon graduating from their course
With impressive industry connections, Lifeway College is in a position to set students up with a large number of employment opportunities. Another important ingredient to Lifeway Colleges success is its focus on making its students industry ready, by providing them with training from experts who are working in some of the biggest animation studios in the world today.
This past year, guest lecturers have included Brett Pumal, who worked as a lead animator on Avatar, and Eli tucker who worked on both Avatar and the Owls of Gahoul. Such tutors not only teach students how to utilize the various creative tools at their disposal, but also provide valuable industry insights to help them make adjustments to their personal work flow so that they are able to become the ideal fit for the industry role they’re aiming to fulfill.
In trying economic times, when it seems to be becoming harder and harder for students to find employment in their specialist fields, Lifeway College offers training that can make one secure in the knowledge that the investment of their time and money into their studies will be well rewarded.
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