3D Design and Animation | Kimberly Henderson | Torrens University
Explore 3D design and animation technologies to enrich your storytelling and learn the skills of modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting and compositing while working through industry-standard briefs and creative processes.

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What is a 3D Design & Animation course?

A 3D Design & Animation course provides graduates with knowledge and skills in computer-based 3D modelling, rigging, animation, lighting and texturing suitable for a broad range of 3D design and animation-related roles.
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Take your relevant credits with you into a bachelor’s course.
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Gain insights from creative experts
Our academics are leaders in the creative and design worlds. With their help, see where the industry is heading.
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Top animation school
We are ranked in the Top 10 Animation Schools in Australasia by Career Animation.
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Alumni receive free commercial licences.

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Billy Blue College of Design courses are industry-driven, delivered by designers for designers. All our courses include professional experience, helping you graduate with a portfolio ready to showcase to employers and a network of industry contacts.

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Why study with us?

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.

Nyasha Chakaingesu - Bachelor of 3d Design and Animation student testimonial
Billy Blue really pushed my thinking process. I’m willing to take more risks, be disruptive, flip the script and think how to better design by knowing the people you are designing for.
Nyasha Chakaingesu
Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation
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A dedicated Success Coach
An ally to encourage, inspire and guide, your Success Coach will help you achieve your goals and create the right trajectory for your career.
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Love the way you learn
Our fresh approach to teaching allows you to explore your passion.
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Learn from industry-connected experts
Our academics are the best in the business. With their expertise and guidance, you can find a placement in the field you love.

Your teachers and academics

At Billy Blue all academic staff are leading design professionals who have industry experience, valuable contacts and stories that connect you straight to the design industry.

Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside | Staff

Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside
Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology


Scott has more than 20 years of academic experience, leading various programs, schools and faculties across Europe, Asia and Australia. Trained as an industrial designer, he moved into design management and later acquired a master's degree and PhD in design leaderships. Scott is a strong advocate for internationalisation, industry-engaged teaching, high-quality student outcomes and interdisciplinary research, and brings those passions to his role at Torrens University. Scott's own research interests intersect the disciplines of design education, higher education policy, design strategy and innovation.

Robyn Latimer | Associate Dean Design and Creative Technology | Staff

Robyn Latimer
OAM Associate Dean of Design and Creative Technology


In her 25-year design career, Robyn has owned a studio, directed a company and led countless community projects. Having worked in magazines and advertising, she specialised in publishing before progressing to education, which was a natural fit. She advocates for equity of access to lifelong learning and online education. In 2010, Robyn received a NSW Volunteer of the Year Award, and in 2018, an Order of Australia Medal.

Michelle Douglas | Associate Professor of Creative Technology | Torrens University

Michelle Douglas
Associate Professor of Creative Technology
Program Director of Creative Technology Cluster


Dr Michelle Douglas is a senior design academic and consultant with 20+ years' international experience at global institutions across the UK, USA and Australia. She has lectured in both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects from Design Thinking and Product Design to Interaction and Design Business Practices. As a senior leader in design education, she has led departments and faculties in a broad range of creative industry disciplines. Her students have won accolades as UK New Designer of the Year, Audi Design Foundation Awards and numerous Royal Society of Arts Design Directions and D&AD Awards.

Trent Naylor | Design and Creative Technology | Staff

Trent Naylor
Senior Learning Facilitator (Course Co-ordinator), Game Design, Development and Programming


Trent is a co-founder of Sydney-based games studio Pygmy Tyrant. He has designed and created gaming content for more than 20 years and has worked with high-school and university students for nearly 12. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Games for Media Design School Sydney and he hopes to see games grow as a medium for art and storytelling. 

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You decide where to study. We have campuses in central locations across Australia.

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