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Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation

CRICOS 103341M
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Billy Blue College of Design

What is a Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation?

A Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation provides the technical skills, creative development and practical experience you need for a career in 3D design and animation. Incorporating industry engagement throughout, this bachelor of animation will prepare you to work as a 3D and visual effects artist and animator.

This course will develop your practical skills in 3D design, underpinned by foundations of 3D modelling, animation and interactivity in the games industry, and the study of professional practice in 3D design and animation workplaces. By the end of this course, you’ll have a combination of well-rounded 3D design and animation skills with an understanding of emerging areas of the field and niche skills in a specialist area. You will have worked on client projects, been mentored by industry leaders and taken part in internship opportunities.

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Learning outcomes

  • Explore design and animation theory and context.
  • Work with industry-standard creative processes and actual briefs.
  • Complement your specialisation with electives from other disciplines.
  • Experiment with the latest advances in VR/AR.
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Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd T/A Billy Blue College of Design.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Learn from practicing animators
Our lecturers bring their professional experience into the classroom, with most being industry practitioners or running their own studios.

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Intern at Australia's top media agencies
Gain practical experience with Work-Integrated Learning opportunities during your course.

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Work on a client project
Undertake a Major Project as part of your studies, ready to showcase your work to future employers.
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Career opportunities

This cutting-edge degree can lead you into one of the most imaginative, innovative and technical fields of design – 3D design and animation. In your final year, as well as refining your skills, you’ll develop your professional portfolio, so you are ready to start working in an industry where you can unleash your creativity and your technical know-how every day.

Potential career paths

  • 2D/3D Animator
    Average salary: $72,750 - $97,716
  • Environment Animator
    Average salary: $72,750 - $97,716
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Designer
    Average salary: $40,708 - $182,434
  • 3D Computer Modeler
    Average salary: $76,250 - $100,450
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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.
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Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation

Subjects and units

This course comprises of eight core subjects, 12 specialisation subjects and four elective subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

Complete three core subjects and four specialisation subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Design Context | DCX101
  • Design Studio 1 | DSO102
  • Design Studio 2 | DSO103

Specialisation subjects

  • 3D Asset Creation | ACR103
  • 2D Asset Creation | ACR101
  • Animation Principles | ANP100
  • Beyond the Creative Industries | BCI100

Requirements

Complete three core subjects and four specialisation subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Design Studio 3 | DSO201
  • Problem Based Learning Studio | PBL202
  • Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver | DDD203

Specialisation subjects

  • Hard Surface and Environment Modelling | HSE200
  • Procedural Geometry and Workflow | PGW200
  • Animation | ANI203
  • Advanced 3D Asset Creation | AAC202

Requirements

Complete two core subjects and four specialisation subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Social Enterprise | SEN301
  • Work Integrated Learning | WIL302

Specialisation subjects

  • Lighting and Look Development | LLD300
  • Real Time Animation Production | RTA300
  • Major Project | CDM301A
  • Portfolio | CDM303A

Requirements

Choose four electives.

Elective subjects

  • Game Production Foundation | GPF104
  • Visual Language of Design | DGDVL100
  • Illustration | DGDIL100
  • Motion Graphic Design (pre-requisite DIG104A Motion Design) | MGD200
  • Emerging Design Technologies (Commercial) | IDC206A
  • Persuasive Media Production (pre-requisite LAP200 Live Action Production) | PMP300
  • Pre-Production Capstone 1 | PPR301

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Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
  • Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation

    CRICOS 103341M

    24 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated

    Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate of Design
    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    6 months full time, 1 year part time

    Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

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  • Master of Design
    9 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    Master of Design (Cognate) 1.5 years, Master of Design (Non-Cognate) 2 years full time, part time options available

    Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    View course

Industry partners and work placements

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.

Complete an industry brief or internship

Engage with industry throughout your course as you complete an industry brief or internship, gaining valuable work experience in your dream field.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR

Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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