|The award||How you will study||Study duration||Course start||Domestic course fees||International course fees|
|BA||Full-time||6 trimester||February, June, September||AUD 9000 per trimester||AUD 10600 per trimester|
Bringing a character to life involves more than just technical ability. With that in mind, Animation at JMC has been developed in association with studio professionals from Pixar and Animal Logic, and is born of a love affair between technology, creativity and science.
Underpinned by a strong understanding of design, filmmaking and compelling storytelling, this course introduces you to the art and practice of animation. Learn to design and develop characters and worlds – from concept to finished art – and create arresting graphical motion and believable character performances.
We’ll make sure you are up to speed on all the latest developments demanded by the industry, you'll have a chance to intern, network and study abroad along the way. You'll graduate with a top notch portfolio, a showreel, and knowledge of who’s who where it counts, ready to launch into the industry.
During this course you will be able to access Wacom Intuos Pro and Cintiq tablets, lightboxes + line testers, Ball and Socket stop-motion rigs, Dragonframe stop-motion software, 18-camera leading precision motion-capture suites, VR facilities (HTC Vive), Green-screen studios, Mixing and recording studios for soundscapes, Rendering tech (Redshift, Pixar RenderMan, Arnold), Quixel, ZBrush, Mudbox and 3D-Coat for sculpting, Compositing tech (After Effects, Blackmagic Fusion) and Full Adobe suite (Maya + Autodesk).
Specialise in what you are passionate about with a Bachelor degree focusing on story and art direction, 2D, 3D and hybrid animation, technical art or a combination of them all. Immerse yourself in an exciting journey from concept development to finished animation in multiple styles. Take advantage of JMC’s impressive animation, motion-capture, virtual-reality, recording and green-screen studios to bring your project to life, and master tech skills like rigging and compositing.
Domestic: 8,600 AUD per trimester
International: 9,800 AUD per trimester
Proof of English proficiency: minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (with no single band score below 5.5) or equivalent.
Evidence of successful completion of a senior Secondary School certificate (transcripts and certificate must be translated and certified).
Attend an interview in person or over skype.
You must be at least 17 years of age on commencement of studies. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian in Australia. In some cases JMC Academy can assist in making suitable welfare arrangements.
Contemporary Music applicants must undertake an audition. Audition videos/online links are accepted for applicants living overseas or interstate.
Songwriting applicants may undertake an audition OR submit a folio. The folio can consist of song lyrics, charts, recorded original songs or other relevant items as discussed with the admissions officer.
Animation, Games and Digital Design applicants are required to prepare a portfolio of sample work/drawings.
Applications will be accepted until 2 weeks before the course commences, but please note that visa applications can take considerably longer than two weeks to process. Please contact the Australian Embassy in your home country for recommended timeframes for processing your visa application.
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