Bachelor of Animation

Program code

1179

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$29,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

011449J

Commencing in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English

Why choose this program?

This degree will prepare you for a career in the animation and visual effects industries. The theoretical and practical skills that are essential to these career paths are comprehensively covered through majors in Character Animating, Art Direction and Technical Direction. Using top of the line hardware and premium, industry-recognised software, you will produce original animated films from script to screen. In doing so, you will learn skills in concept development, storyboarding, 2D and 3D character animation, editing, sound recording, visual effects and post-production.

You will also develop the ability to work out the most appropriate animation format for specific projects - traditional drawn animation, 2D, 3D and motion-captured digital animation, 3D puppet or clay animation and other experimental media. Your academic studies will be extended by studio courses and engagement with industry production, which will enable you to gain first-hand experience.

You will work alongside film and screen media production and games design students to complete community projects and have opportunities to collaborate with students from the Queensland Conservatorium.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Animation program is primarily on campus, with some mixed-mode online delivery and off-campus work placements or internships.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Students will complete work placements or in-class simulated work activities under direction as part of Introduction to Professional Practice, Industry Research and Animation Portfolio courses.

My career opportunities

You will be able to work in 2D and 3D character animation and visual effects for film, television, computer games and interactive media companies.

You will be prepared for a career that includes many exciting and creative pathways, such as designing characters and environments for 2D and CGI/3D-animated projects, scriptwriting, storyboarding and previsualisation, animation in 2D and 3D, illustration, graphic art, compositing, matte painting, and visual effects.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Animation (1179)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
2019 Fee Band 28.5 $356.25 $28,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information

Additional fee information

Additional resource costs for undergraduate Visual Arts studies.