2D Animation (BA, Diploma)

Collarts Australia

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The award
BA, Diploma

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts
February, May, September

International course fees
AUD 74640 per total

All study options

About 2D Animation at Collarts

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If you dream of a career as a 2D Animator, Character Animator, Technical Animator, Concept Artist, Pre-Production Artist, Art Director, Digital Artist, Modeller or Rigger, Environment Artist, Game Asset Artist, Architectural Visualiser, Product Visualiser, Technical Artist or Motion Graphics Designer, this course is for you.

Take your passion for storytelling and build a career in creating compelling characters and developing interactive worlds. 

In this specialised 2D Animation course, students will learn the ins and outs of film animation, visual storytelling, and media literacy alongside practical skills in drawing, puppet creation, technical rigging, sound design, storyboarding, and more.

With the guidance of industry-experienced academics, students will develop an adaptable and sought-after skillset that's essential for any animator, from refined drawing techniques, to the theoretical knowledge perfect for conveying engaging stories.

Channel your creative passion into project-based learning and capstone projects. Plus, gain entrepreneurship skills to get you prepped for a range of industrial pathways — whether your goal is set on landing a major studio gig, or forging your own career.

You will undertake fundamental units in film animation, principles of animation, drawing for animation, critical thinking, visual storytelling, production design and art direction, motion design and screenwriting for animation.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. With the opportunity to create a capstone project, undertake industry placement, and develop a professional portfolio, students will leave the course prepared for a successful career in 2D animation.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA, DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsFebruary, May, SeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 74640 per total

Entry requirements


  • Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age
  • The Diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree
  • There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements


  • Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent
  • VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma
  • If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age
  • There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements


  • If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

What students think about Collarts


    Flying over from the Philippines, international student Paulo shares why he chose to start his career in Entertainment Management in Australia. Watch his video testimonial here.


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