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Bachelor of Animation

 

Embark on a creative journey with the Bachelor of Animation, blending art and technology to shape your path from student to skilled professional. Explore diverse subjects like Character Animation and Visual Storytelling, mastering industry software like Autodesk Maya. Small classes and mentorship create an interactive learning experience, preparing you for dynamic roles such as 3D Animator or Motion Graphics Designer. The course offers real-world projects, industry placements, and employability skills, providing a launchpad for a successful career. Graduate with a portfolio, real-world experience, and a network of creative professionals, ready to transform your dreams into a vibrant career!


​​Available at Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
 

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In-Person Classroom Training
Next Intake - May 2024
Accredited by SAE
24 - 36 months
3 Stages & 17 Units
Payment Options & FEE-HELP Available

Course Summary

This program is a gateway to honing your skills from the foundation, offering a unique advantage with small classes and personalised mentorship. Dive deep into industry-standard software such as Autodesk Maya, mastering the intricacies of 2D and 3D animation. Explore the realms of Visual Effects, Motion Graphics, and Character Animation, transforming concepts into captivating visual narratives. With hands-on experience in a simulated studio environment, you'll refine your craft and collaborate on real-world projects. From refining your techniques to contributing to a diverse portfolio, this program sets the stage for a rewarding career in the dynamic world of animation.

Why you shoud do this course?

Animation possesses the transformative potential to shape the world, and our program is tailored to empower you with the skills to impact yours. This bachelor's degree begins at the foundational level, systematically building your expertise in the intricacies of animation principles and techniques.
 

Master industry-standard software such as:

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • ToonBoom Harmony
  • Substance Painter
  • Unreal Engine 5
  • SideFX Houdini
  • Foundry Suite
  • Pixologic ZBrush
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Immersive Practical Training:

  • Gain hands-on experience through collaboration on genuine projects.
  • Develop a comprehensive portfolio to impress potential employers or clients.

Collaborative Learning Across Disciplines:

  • Engage in cross-discipline collaboration by working on film, audio, and animation projects alongside fellow students.

Enhance Your Career Prospects:

  • Graduate equipped with a robust portfolio, practical experience, employability, entrepreneurial skills, and a network of creative professionals.

What jobs will this course lead to?

  • 3D Generalist
  • 3D or 2D Animator
  • Concept Artist
  • Motion Graphics
  • Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • FX Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • 3D Asset Modeler
  • 3D Character Modeler
  • Junior Rigging TD
  • Surfacing Artist
  • Junior Lighting TD
  • Production Coordinator
  • Junior Assembly & Layout Artist
  • Roto Artist
  • Junior Matchmover and Cleanup
  • Junior Compositor

Course Detail

Welcome to the transformative realm of the Bachelor of Animation, where imagination meets expertise, and creativity finds its voice. In this dynamic program, we invite aspiring animators to embark on a comprehensive exploration of the art and technology that breathe life into captivating visual narratives. Animation, beyond mere entertainment, holds the power to shape perceptions and transcend boundaries, and this program is meticulously crafted to equip you with the skills to become a storyteller in this ever-evolving field.

At Upskilled, we understand the unique needs of animators like you. We ensure an unparalleled learning experience. This dynamic on-campus program provides an immersive atmosphere that fosters collaboration, real-time engagement, and hands-on learning.

Course Duration:

Full Time Duration - 2 to 3 Years
Get in touch with an education consultant for more information.

Part-time option available
If you want to take a little longer, that’s ok too. We’ll help you work out the best study load to suit your needs.


Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit

SAE may recognise your prior learning and may grant credit towards satisfying the requirements for a higher-level program. This is applied where previous learning is considered equivalent to the content and learning outcomes prescribed for units within the program. For full details, please refer to SAE's policy on recognition of prior learning and credit transfers.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Animation is broken up into three distinct stages, each designed to develop different skills.
  • Stage 1: Foundations
    Develop the essential technical animation skills and the knowledge required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals.
  • ANIMATION STUDIES AND PRACTICE - ANM110
  • DRAWING FOR ANIMATION - ANI170
  • FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS - ANI171
  • INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION - ANI172
  • PROJECT DESIGN AND THE ENTREPRENEUR - CIE152
  • APPLIED ANIMATION TECHNIQUES - ANI174
  • ANIMATION STUDIO 1 - ANI181
  • Stage 2: Refine & Expand
    Broaden your scope to work on complex multidisciplinary projects in accordance with industry standard practices.
  • MEDIA STUDIES - CIM210
  • ANIMATION STUDIO 2 - ANI212
  • ANIMATION STUDIO 3 - ANI213
  • CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES - CIM211
  • ANIMATION STUDIO 3 - ANI213
  • Stage 3: Showcase
    Execute a project of your own design which is of a high quality and externally published, with the knowledge to commercialise if you choose. You'll also apply your skills through industry work placement.
  • MAJOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - CIM312
  • ANIMATION STUDIO 4 - ANI314
  • CREATIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING - CIM320
  • WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING - CIM310
  • ELECTIVE UNIT
Completion

Entry requirements

Start date

Domestic students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of a Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education
  • Completion of a Diploma level qualification
  • Completion of a Certificate IV level qualification
  • Experience-Based Entry – for applicants who do not meet the requirements of entry criteria above.

Payment Options

Course Fees

Indicative Annual Course Fees* (based on 1.0 EFTSL)

  • $26,140 AUD Year 1
  • $21,824 AUD Year 2
  • $21,824 AUD Year 3
  • Plus Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Indicative Total Course Fee* (based on 3.0 EFTSL)

  • $69,788 AUD
  • Plus Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)  

* The Indicative Total Course Fee & Indicative Annual Course Fees reflects that students are charged fees on a per unit basis and the fee for a unit may increase.    

Speak to our Education Consultants to know more about Payments Options & FEE-HELP Availability.

Call 1300 009 924 to find out more.

Career outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue a rewarding career in the animation industry.
Industry Insights
  • Employed: A total of 2,100 professionals are currently working in the animation and illustration industry, offering a snapshot of the sector's workforce.

  • Weekly Earnings: Professionals in the animation and illustration industry earn an average weekly income of $1,885, providing financial stability and job security.

  • Full-Time Share: Approximately 72% of professionals in the animation and illustration industry sector work on a full-time basis, reflecting the industry's commitment to robust and consistent contributions.

  • Female Share: The sector is predominantly male-oriented, with women making up only 30% of the workforce, highlighting the industry's current gender imbalance. 

  • Average Age: The industry thrives with a diverse age range, as the average age of professionals stands at 35.


Source: Labour Market Insights




 

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