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  • 3D Art and Animation course details

    Course description and aims

    The Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is a three year degree that will prepare you to be a highly creative, technically skilled 3D design professional. You will gain the creative, technical, communication and analytical skills you need for a successful career as a 3D and visual effects artist and animator.

    Graduates of this course can establish themselves across a range of industries, including filmmaking, game design and development, television, online content development and advertising.
    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 the artistic sensibilities required to work in this creative industry. YouÂ’ll also have a thorough understanding of production in deadline-driven commercial environments.

    Course outcomes and careers

    This course will prepare you for roles as a 3D and visual effects artist and animator.


    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

    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 OR
    - a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
    - a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
    - the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

    In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements, you will be required to:
    - submit a 500 word essay
    - submit a portfolio of design and art work
    - attend an interview if you are successful with the essay and portfolio stages.

    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. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

    International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6 in any one band. Further information for international students can be found at:

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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:

    If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this course contact the course coordinator, Richard Cass on (02) 9394 5700 or send an email to

    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:

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    Fee information:

    Fees are calculated at $2,000 per 10 credit point subject and $1,000 per 5 credit point subject. Students must successfully complete 28 subjects to obtain this qualification. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.

    FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees. Find out more:

    For further details regarding fees, please visit our website

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Please check the information available at for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.


    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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