Diploma of 3D Animation

SAE Creative Media Institute

SAE's Diploma of 3D Animation has been built in a way that gives you plenty of face-to-face time with expert lecturers and many hours on the latest tools and software. Take a practical rst look at modelling, lighting, drawing, animation and rendering to gain a holistic, foundational understanding of the 3D production process. You will engage in collaborative studio based learning to produce a short animation in response to a client brief and be guided through the production methods needed to pitch e ective creative concepts to potential producers. To complement your technical skills, you will graduate with employability skills, introductory project management skills and scholarly techniques for higher education.par

Course Fee:

Australian: $21,920
International: $26,304

Entry Requirements:

Applicants for Diploma courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria:par Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) or equivalent, ORpar Completion of a certificate IV level qualification issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), ORpar Experience Based Entry for applicants who do not meet the requirements above. 'Enquire Now' or call 1800 723 338 directly for more information.par

Study Pathways:

SAE recognises industry experience and previous studies from accredited institutions. The amount of credit will vary according to individual circumstances and the course. Applicants are encouraged to submit credit recognition information as part of the enrolment process so that course progression can be mapped accordingly.par

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Games Developer, Illustrator,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
SAE Institute Melbourne No info No Full time 7 months
SAE Institute Perth No info No Full time 7 months
SAE Institute Sydney No info No Full time 7 months
SAE Institute Brisbane No info No Full time 7 months
SAE Institute Byron Bay No info No Full time 7 months

SAE is the leading global specialist in creative media education with courses in Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games and Web & Mobile. Established in 1976, SAE now spans the globe with almost 50 campuses in more than 20 countries. 

In Australia, SAE provides government accredited Certificates, Diploma, Bachelor and Postgraduate courses across six campuses in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. SAE offers programs that as higher education qualifications, are eligible for full fee funding assistance under FEE HELP.

With SAE from day one, students start creating in world-class facilities, on the latest software and equipment, under the guidance of expert lecturers. Students can fast-track their learning to be degree qualified in just two years. 

The extensive knowledge of teachers who are experts in their fields and the rigorous curriculum gives students a competitive edge after graduation. Small class sizes, one-on-one learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration enable students to gain a range of skills and expertise in creative media.

SAE’s specialised courses are responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of these industries ensuring that graduating students are well equipped to enter the creative industries.  During their studies, students can undertake professional placements, internships and work experience relevant to their chosen fields as well as showcase their work to industry and the general public at various exhibitions.


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