JANE Brook screen and media student Natalie Wotton is off to Hangzhou City, a mecca for animation, on a study tour this month.
Eight North Metropolitan Tafe animation and visualisation students will visit WA’s Sister State Zhejiang which is home to more than 200 animation game companies, producing about $11.5 billion in revenue annually.
The tour will provide students with opportunities to attend classes at several Chinese institutions and visit leading animation companies, the China Animation and Cartoon Museum and the Zhejiang National Animation Industry Base.
Ms Wotton said it was an amazing opportunity.
“It’s going to be fantastic to experience another culture and see the Chinese industry first hand,” she said.
“I am so grateful to the college for this opportunity.”
Lecturer Tanya Beeson said students were chosen based on their academic performance.
“I am extremely excited to be involved in this cultural exchange program, supervising the students who are at the top of their classes,” she said.
“Experiencing different animation tools, methods and techniques with my Chinese counterparts will help expand my skills as an animator and a lecturer.”