Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Let your imagination run free and create the unexpected with the Bachelor of Design (3D Animation) at Deakin. Explore how animation is used across film, television, advertising, web, motion-capture and game design – and learn to draw or digitally create characters that leap off the page. During your degree, you’ll learn the tools, strategies and design methodologies required to develop your creative, technical and analytical skills in animation production. You’ll also explore design histories and theories and gain expertise in animation methods like computer graphic animation (3D CG modelling, character design and rigging, CG lighting and rendering) and motion-capture techniques. Use the same design tools as the professionals and gain hands-on industry experience by developing design solutions for real-world audiences. Throughout your course, you’ll work on real client briefs and ongoing creative projects. What better way to kickstart your career than by working with industry professionals from the moment you start university – tackling on-the-job challenges you’ll face in the real world. If you’re creative and love moving picture, this course can help you turn your passion into a rewarding career. You can even specialise in design areas you’re interested in by choosing elective units in your second and third year, such as: Creative Coding; Drawing and Illustration; Design of Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems; or Motion Graphics for Film and Advertising.
24 credit point course comprising 18 core and 6 electives
- 2D animation, 3D animation, Animation, Audio and visual effects, Character design and rigging, Compositing, Creative arts, Documentary and experimental filmmaking, Film and television, Film studies, Film titling, Interactive art, Media, Modelling, Motion capture, Narrative, Photography, Project management, Screen production, Screen studies, Stereoscopy, Stop motion animation, Storyboarding, Visual communication design
Standard entry requirements
"Current or recent Year 12 If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following: Prerequisite subjects Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. ATAR Selection will be based on your performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Folio and folio presentation All applicants must complete the online Deakin University folio requirement. Learn more about the folio requirements (https://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications) Higher education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.* VET education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.* Work and life experience If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.* * Selection criteria This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Senior secondary prerequisite subjects Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). Personal statement Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement). Folio and folio presentation All applicants must complete the online Deakin University folio requirement. Learn more about the folio requirements (https://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications) STAT Multiple Choice Applicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au). Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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