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Computer Animation degrees in Australia

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Study a Computer Animation degree in Australia in 2024

Computer animation is at the forefront of the animation world today. It is the technique used in most animated films, games, and other productions. You will cover all aspects of animation design, from idea to creation and production, as well as understanding and exploring the software behind the design process.

An undergraduate degree in computer animation will give you a foundation of knowledge around the fundamentals of animation. You will study modules on computer generated animation, as well as graphic design, special effects, and motion capture.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical and computer laboratory sessions. You might be required to take part in a placement year, which will develop your professional practice.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence the area in which you choose to work after you have graduated. Common specialisations include:

  • Moving Image Theory and Practice
  • Lighting and Rendering
  • Digital Fabrication
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Character Design

If your degree programme requires you to write a dissertation or submit a final year project, this will give you the opportunity to further research a favoured area of computer animation.

The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries have different accreditation systems. Typically, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc), or a Bachelor of the Arts (BA).

Generally, an undergraduate degree in computer animation will take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years, when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your degree course, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

The most common destination for computer animation graduates is to work directly within the field, in roles such as animators, graphic designers and art directors. Graduates will also be able to find work in areas such as advertising, web design, and publishing, among others.

Study in Australia

Famous for surfing, sunshine and beaches, Australia has so much to offer to international students. The country's rich culture and history makes it a incredibly diverse country, and one that is welcoming and warm towards the international community. Australia has long been seen as a global leader in higher education, and places emphasis on delivering world-class education to both domestic and international students. The Group of Eight Universities is a prestigious group of universities that focus on providing internationally renowned faculty and research facilities across Australian higher education.

See our detailed guide to studying in Australia for international students.

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