14 January 2019

Pushing creativity to realise their dreams

Linley Boniface

New Zealand’s capital city Wellington has gained a worldwide reputation for its expertise in the creative industries.

This is one of the reasons why Angela Pratt and Daniel Phan have both chosen to study at Te Auaha, the New Zealand Institute of Creative Studies in Wellington. 

For Angela Pratt, her dream is to work in model making for Weta Workshop, the creators of Mortal Engines, whilst Daniel Phan’s career goal is to become a commercial photographer.

At Te Auaha they’ve learnt model making, digital animation, film and photography, and graphic design – vital skills for launching your career in the film industry.

As part of their studies, Angela and Dan have created a model based on fantasy epic Mortal Engines. They have been guided in their model making by expert tutors with industry experience who have been able to replicate the real world of filmmaking.

For international students, studying in Wellington is an opportunity to gain a world-class education and learn directly from experts with links to industry.

Want to learn more? Watch the video to find out how the skills Angela and Dan are learning will be the foundation of their future careers.

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Linley Boniface

Linley Boniface is a contract writer for Education New Zealand. She is based in Wellington, her favourite city in New Zealand. A former journalist, Linley spent a year in Montreal, Canada, as a secondary school student.