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Bachelor of Animation, Bachelor Degree

Griffith University, Australia . Cricos: 00233E

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About Bachelor of Animation, Bachelor Degree - at Griffith University

CRICOS Code: 011449J

This degree is the ideal launching pad for you to play a significant role in the animation and visual effects industries in Australia and abroad. The theoretical and practical skills that are essential to these career paths are comprehensively covered through majors in Animating, Art Direction and CGI Technical Direction.

Using top-of-the-line hardware and premium industry-recognised software, you'll produce original animated projects from concept to delivery. You'll learn skills in concept development, storyboarding, 2D, 3D and stop-motion character animation, editing, sound recording, visual effects, virtual production, post-production and motion capture.

You will also develop the ability to apply appropriate animation formats to specific projects-traditional drawn animation, 2D, 3D and motion-captured digital animation, 3D puppet or clay animation and other experimental media. Your academic studies will be extended by studio course work and engagement with industry production, providing you with first-hand experience.

Industry focus

As an animation student, you can take advantage of our diverse workshop, seminar, and master class programs delivered by local and international experts including: Multi-Oscar award-winning producer, Lord David Puttnam CBE; the esteemed Gobelins School in Paris; motion capture Director Mr Benjamin Brenneur of WETA NZ, and performer, character creator, trainer, coordinator and director, Marco Sinigaglia; and Myrna Gawryn, character performance specialist, Lucasfilm and Disney.

Griffith Film School is an active member of, and has a strong reputation within the World Film School Association (CILECT), a group of 160 International Film Schools. We were a leader in the establishment, management and growth of ASPERA and maintain ongoing engagement with ATOM.

Griffith Film School has ongoing international partnerships with the APSA, NEP Group, World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, Gobelins L'école De L'image and the BFA.

These industry links and international connections mean you'll have the opportunity to practise animation and related fields under the guidance of the best in the world. You'll be prepared to create industry-standard work and make critical contacts that you'll draw upon at university and beyond.

Opportunities and experiences

Submit your work to animation festivals or competitions and take your talents further through in-field study, as well as domestic and international study tours.

Professional recognition

This program is recognised as a Toon Boom Centre of Excellence.

Griffith University is an officially recognised Toon Boom Centre of Excellence, which verifies that the Griffith Film School Bachelor of Animation meets a high standard of depth, breadth and quality in animation tuition. This qualification provides graduating students the advantage of being in high demand for world recognised studio careers that value a deep knowledge of Toon Boom 2D animation software.

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Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Griffith University

Griffith University is proud to support our international students through a generous range of scholarships. Available for undergraduate, postgraduate, research and pathway students, a Griffith scholarship can ease the cost of study significantly, helping to cover expenses including tuition fees and living allowances, among others.

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