Bachelor of Creative Arts (3D Animation) (BA)

Australia

Cricos: 01259J

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The award
BA

How long you will study
6 trimester

Domestic course fees
AUD 9000 per trimester

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, June, September

International course fees
AUD 10600 per trimester

All study options

About Bachelor of Creative Arts (3D Animation) at JMC Academy

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.

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 awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 trimester
    Course startsFebruary, June, SeptemberDomestic course feesAUD 9000 per trimesterInternational course feesAUD 10600 per trimester

Notes about fees for this course

Domestic: 8,600 AUD per trimester

International: 9,800 AUD per trimester

Entry requirements

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.

What students think about JMC Academy

    JMC prepared me for the real world! - Oey Phongsobhon

    I chose JMC Academy because I wanted to get into the business part of the music industry. I love the lifestyle and culture of Melbourne because it is a very artistic city and people really understand the music scene in Australia. People in my JMC course were super friendly and I had so much fun with them.

    JMC Academy helped me understand the entertainment business and covered a lot of the things that I needed at the start of my career. It prepared me for the real world! Now I manage 3 bands, co-produce music and find talent around Thailand. I also have other side projects like organising events for promoters and festivals, negotiating deals and working with artists.

    During my studies, I did work experience over the summer holidays at JSS Productions in Bangkok. They provide a rental service for high-end sound systems. When I graduated, the CEO offered me a position at his record company and I joined as an A&R Manager. He knew I had studied Music Business and was very happy to have me on board. They value my skills because my English is a bit better than other peoples’, and I tend to understand more about the music industry locally and internationally.

    If you want a career in the creative industries, you need a good foundation in understanding the business and industry, and then build on that with practical experience. Get out there and take any opportunity you can! JMC is great because it prepares you in a lot of areas that you may face in your career.

    Reach your goals - Jasmine Carissa

    Everybody has been extremely friendly, accepting and helpful. Each lecturer is special and helpful, where they are willing to give their attention to each one of their students. I have learned so many valuable lessons and met amazing people along the way.

    Studying in Australia will expose you to the fascinating cultural diversity, and you will learn to be independent. I can promise you that you will gain the knowledge and experience that you need to reach your goals from JMC Academy and enjoy the stay. In other words, you will have the best time of your life!

    A place that breathes creativity and potential - Nils Strom

    JMC Academy is a place that breathes creativity and potential. All day I am finding myself surrounded by likeminded students, as dedicated and passionate about their art as they are friendly and caring about their fellow schoolmates. Together we are given the opportunity to explore and develop as individual artists, putting our knowledge and experiences into practice, achieving goals, setting new ones, and constantly expanding our world of creations. Everything set in a professional environment with industry standard equipment and supportive teachers, providing us with the tools we need. JMC has become a place where I can explore my potential and creativity, develop my skills and embrace new challenges and where my thoughts and feelings can be embodied through the art in which I express myself - music.

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