Workshops

Come to our free workshops over the school holidays and get a taste of what it's like being a Unitec student. 

We are not charging but respectfully request that you bring a koha of a can of food - we will donate half of all proceeds to Auckland City mission and half to the Student Support Team for Unitec students experiencing hardship.

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July Workshops (for school students in year 12 and 13)

App-Lab
12 - 13 July, 9am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus

Design, code, and digitally market your iOS app.

Cars & Welding 
10 July, 10am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus

Work on TEngines, wire up automotive circuits, get your head around diagnostics, learn how to charge systems and batteries, and have a go on a virtual welder.

Digital Marketing
9 - 11 July, 10am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus
Get a taste what it’s like to be a digital marketer in 2018. Learn how to write both targetted ads and emails, perform strategic keyword research, measure key performance indicators, and find out how to select the right product and price point from our Google Certified consultant.

Design for Good
16 - 19 July, 9 - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus
Run as a 'Google-Sprint’ you'll research, plan, and design an interactive website or app for a positive cause for a real client. You'll work in a team and also get mentored by academic and industry professionals.

Design // Style and Construction
18 - 20 July, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus

Discover how designers create furniture . You'll work through the whole process of sketching, ergonomics, prototyping with scale-models, and drawing up the final design and you'll visit a local furniture design studio and manufacturer to see how fully works.

Electronics // Build, Modify and Trial a Game
16 July, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus

Build an electronic game that tests hand-eye coordination. First you'll learn about the theory of operation for certain electronic components so you can then do something with this information. You'll develop modifications to improve on the basic design, trial your modifications in a computer simulation so that by the end you'll build a prototype to take home.

Help people Live Well and Stay Well 
17 July, 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm, Waitākere Campus
Do you want to help empower communities to pursue healthier lifestyles? Keen to see young people thrive in our society? Great! Come and learn how to play an active role and make a difference in your community and in the lives of young people in Aotearoa.

Lighting // Basic Rigging and PC-based Lighting Software (Chamsys MagicQ)
11 July, 9:30am – 4pm, Mt Albert Campus (Performing & Screen Arts Building 6, Entry 1)

Get hands-on experience in a professional environment and use industry-standard gear. Bring your own laptop, so you can use free software so that you can rig, programme and operate a brief theatrical lighting show on a real lighting rig.
 
Lighting // Moving Lights
12 July, 9:30am – 4pm, Mt Albert Campus (Performing & Screen Arts Building 6, Entry 1)

You’ll explore and programme a range of modern lighting fixtures and present a brief show with the help of our expert tutors.

Pacific Edge to Success - Go Beyond the Reef 
11 - 12 July, 10am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus 

A Pacific workshop that coach’s change and a new way of thinking to help empower you and help navigate you to success, happiness and desire.

Robotics
12 - 13 July, 9 am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus

Learn how to build and programme a robot and operate it using your very own smart device.

Screen Bites
6 or 20 July, 1:30pm - 5:30pm, Mt Albert Campus
Considering a career in film and television? Learn what it takes to be a screen professional and get a taste of the creative, business and technical skills of directing, writing, production, sound, editing and camera.

Screen Printing for Art and Design
9 - 11 July, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus
Work with experts to create and print your own artworks in our screen-printing facility. You'll learn how to break down images into halftone colour planes, silk-screen preparation, and composite image printing.

Sound Engineering // Sound Design for Theatre (QLab, Reaper/Audacity)
10 July, 9:30am – 4pm, Mt Albert Campus (Performing & Screen Arts Building 6, Entry 1)

Get hands-on experience designing, programming and playing out a theatrical soundscape using industry-standard software.

Studio Photography and Editorial Design
9 - 11 July, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus
Deepen your skills in studio photography in our large and professionally equipped studio. Under the guidance of technical and academic staff you'll learn a number of lighting techniques so you can shoot more situations. You’ll curate and digitally edit your images before composing a double page editorial spread, exploring the relationship between text and image.

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October Workshops (for school students in year 11 and above)

Animation in Action // Motion Graphics with 3D Software 
1 - 2 October, 9am - 3pm

Learn how to use Autodesk’s next Mash animation system in Maya to produce animated assets for motion graphic and game development. 

App-Lab
3 - 4 October, 9am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus

Design, code, and digitally market your iOS app.

Gamers - make your first game using Unity 
3 - 5 October, 9am - 3pm

Learn about the Unity workspace. You'll find out about a number of different production methadologies with the Unity environment to produce assets for branding, gaming, and augmented reality.

Pacific Edge to Success - Go Beyond the Reef 
3 - 4 October, 10am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus 

A Pacific workshop that coach’s change and a new way of thinking to help empower you and help navigate you to success, happiness and desire.

Robotics
3 - 4 October, 9 am- 2pm, Mt Albert Campus
Learn how to build and programme a robot and operate it using your very own smart device.

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Previous Workshops // April  (open to anyone aged 16+)

App-Lab
19 - 20 April, 9am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus

Design, code, and digitally market your iOS app.

Cars & Welding 
17 April, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus

Work on TEngines, wire up automotive circuits, get your head around diagnostics, learn how to charge systems and batteries, and have a go on a virtual welder.

Unlock your Leadership Potential
23 April, 10am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus
You'll get an understanding of your own leadership potential, begin building your own skill framework and development areas, develop your connection skills, and get a broad understanding of ways to lead.

Help people Live Well and Stay Well 
24 April, 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm, Waitākere Campus
Do you want to help empower communities to pursue healthier lifestyles? Keen to see young people thrive in our society? Great! Come and learn how to play an active role and make a difference in your community and in the lives of young people in Aotearoa.

Drawing for Character
16 - 18 April, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus

Exploring figure drawing for illustration, animation, and graphic novels. Learning to draw the human figure and develop characters based on the human figure so that you can construct your own characters and place these in action poses for animation or static images.

Drawing for Products and Furniture Design
16 - 18 April, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus

Learn how to design, explore and illustrate your concepts by using a series of 3D drawing techniques - so you can take your idea from pencil and paper, to digital sketching techniques – so you can improve your ability to draw products, vehicles, furniture, and other three dimensional objects.

Drawing for Lupesina (Unitec Fale) and Ngākau Māhaki  (Unitec Wharenui)
16 - 17 April, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus

Learn basic knowledge around the aesthetics and references of the fale and wharenui. Create drawings and imagery that extends and informs a dialogue of ‘indigenous’ and ‘identity’ concepts found within our fale Samoa & wharenui. These interpretations and explorations can contribute to your NCEA Level 3 visual art portfolio investigations.  

Digital Marketing
16 - 18 April, 10am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus

Get a taste what it’s like to be a digital marketer in 2018. Learn how to write both targeted ads and emails, perform strategic keyword research, measure key performance indicators, and find out how to select the right product and price point from our Google Certified consultant.

Fantastic Beasts and How to Mind Them
17 April, 10am - 2pm, Mt Albert Campus

You'll be in groups identifying ants (for biodiversity or conservation) or you can work in the molecular ecology lab, later you'll learn about fantastic beasts and how to mind them: a whirlwind introduction to animal behaviour, welfare & management.

Game Animation // 3D Modelling for Game and Animation 
16 - 18 April, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus

Get into game animation and learn about the Autodesk Maya workspace. You'll also be introduced to Polygon and Nurbs modelling, texturing and material construction, lighting and rendering.

Logo & Identity Design 
19 - 20 April, 9am - 3pm, Mt Albert Campus
Learn how to use the design process to develop logos and corporate identities. Our tutors will guide you through the phases of research, idea-creation, sketching, and a masterclass in working up concepts with Adobe Illustrator.