Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation

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Mon 19 Feb 2018
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    Course description and aims

    The Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is a professional degree that will prepare you for a career as an artist or animator in a range of visual media fields such as feature filmmaking, game design and development, television, online content development and advertising. You will develop skills to enable you to work across the production pipeline and to meet international standards in the creation of entertainment products and communications media. By the end of the course, you will have gained a theoretical grounding in art and animation principles that will be supported by technical skills and artistic sensibilities required to work in this creative industry. You will also develop an understanding of production in deadline-driven commercial environments and be skilled in the problem-solving and critical analysis needed to work effectively and lead creatively in this industry.

    The Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is designed as a three-year full time course or part time equivalent.

    Course outcomes and careers

    3D concept artist, 3D visualisation artist, matte painter, modeller, animator, character rigger, compositor or visual effects coordinator in fields that include filmmaking, game design and development, television, online content development & advertising.


    Students who have completed other related studies may be entitled to exemption from some subjects. You must enrol in the subject and attend classes until your exemption is officially granted.

    Entry requirements

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
    Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:
    - a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent.
    - a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate;
    - a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above;
    - the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

    Additional Requirements:
    In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements the following specific entry requirements apply to entry to this program. All applicants are required to:
    - submit a 500 word essay, and
    - submit a portfolio of design and art work, and
    - attend an interview.

    Essay Question:
    The application form for admission into this course will specify the essay question you need to answer.

    8-12 examples of design or art works that demonstrate your creative talent, work in a related area and/or your ability to 'think in 3 dimensions' or over a timeline.

    Applicants who are successful with essay and portfolio stages of the application process may be invited to an interview. The interview will concern your goals, ambitions, creative inspirations and motivations.

    Special Admissions:
    If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Talk to admissions staff at the campus you wish to study at if you wish to apply for special admission.

    International Applicants:
    In addition to proof of eligibility and course specific entry requirements, international student applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed their secondary education in English or who have not completed an Australian educational qualification must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6 in any one band.

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    Design Centre
    Full Time
    Course type:
    Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    16 Hours per week
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    About offering:

    You can download a Course Information Brochure which outlines the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course at:

    Entry into the Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is by application which includes a portfolio review and a short written task.

    INFORMATION SESSIONS: You are welcome to email the Course Coordinator at and organise a day and time that suits you to come in for more information, to take a look around the college, meet teachers and ask questions about the course and industry.

    For more detailed information about this course and to download the Course Information Brochure outlining the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course; visit

    Indicative timetable:

    16-20 hours per week, plus an additional 20 hours per week of independent study. Classes may be scheduled between 9.00am to 6.00pm, two to three days per week depending on the availablility of specialist staff and learning resources.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Entry into the Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is by application. You can download an application form at

    APPLICATION: All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of design and art work.

    The portfolio should contain 8-12 examples of work that demonstrate your creative talent, especially in drawing and painting. Any drawings such as life drawings of the figure, still life and observational drawings, thumbnail storyboards and character designs for animation are excellent to include. Graphic design, motion graphics, animation, digital designs and sculptures are also highly regarded.

    Portfolios should be clearly labelled and submitted either on USB, via email to or as a web site URL. Additional working roughs, notes and research relating to any of the 8-12 works can also be included.

    Original work should be scanned or digitally photographed. The presentation of the work is not considered; the portfolios are assessed purely on the content.

    For more detailed information about this course and to download the Course Information Brochure outlining the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course; and the Application Form please read the information at

    Fee information:

    Domestic student tuition fees are calculated at $2000 per subject (10 credit point subjects). Students must successfully complete 24 subjects.
    International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Please check the information available at details on fees and enrolment processes for international students. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP student loan to allow you to study this course now and pay later. Find out more about FEE-HELP at

    OTHER FEES AND CHARGES Some subjects may require the purchase of additional resources, such as text books and software. This will be discussed at orientation.

    READ BEFORE YOU ENROL Fees, payment and refunds: Financial assistance: Find out more about recognition:


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    3DART102A3D Artistry 160
    3DART103A3D Artistry 260
    3DMOD102A3D Modelling 160
    3DANI101AAnimation 160
    3DCAM101ACameras and Lighting60
    3DSST101AScreen Studies60
    3DVAS101AVisual Arts 160
    3DVAS102AVisual Arts 260



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