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Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation

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Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation

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.

Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

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
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

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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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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Upskill and specialise
Learn with the most up-to-date web-design technologies and from academics and industry-leading experts.

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Work-Integrated Learning
Gain practical experience working with clients on industry briefs as part of your course.
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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: $40,000 - $103,000
  • Environment Designer
    Average salary: $53,000 - $85,000
  • Visual Effects (VFX) Designer
    Average salary: $41,000 - $120,000
  • 3D Computer Modeler
    Average salary: $45,000 - $103,000
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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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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.

Core subjects

  • Design Context | DCX101
  • 3D Asset Creation | ACR103
  • 2D Asset Creation | ACR101
  • Design Studio 1 | DSO102
  • Animation Principles | ANP100
  • Beyond the Creative Industries | BCI100
  • Design Studio 2 | DSO103

Requirements

Complete three core subjects and four specialisation subjects.

Core subjects

  • Design Studio 3 | DSO201
  • Hard Surface and Environment Modelling | HSE200
  • Procedural Geometry and Workflow | PGW200
  • Problem Based Learning Studio | PBL202
  • Animation | ANI203
  • Advanced 3D Asset Creation | AAC202
  • Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver | DDD203

Requirements

Complete two core subjects and four specialisation subjects.

Core subjects

  • Social Enterprise | SEN301
  • Lighting and Look Development | LLD300
  • Real Time Animation Production | RTA300
  • Major Project | CDM301A
  • Work Integrated Learning | WIL302
  • Portfolio | CDM303A

Requirements

Choose four elective.

Elective subjects

  • Data Visualisation | CIN100A
  • Message, Meaning, Media | CDC200A
  • Typographic Systems | CTY201A
  • Culture of Change | CDC300A
  • Packaging and Branding | CPK301A
  • Business by Design | CDC301A
  • Digital Design Foundations | DGDDD100
  • Visual Language of Design | DGDVL100
  • Typography | DGDTY100
  • Publishing and Media | DGDPM100
  • Symbols and Branding | DGDSB100
  • Finished Art (pre-requisite DGDDD100 Digital Design Foundations) | DGDFA100
  • Form and Insight | DGDFI200
  • 2D Asset Creation | ACR101
  • 3D Asset Creation | ACR103
  • Game Design Principles | GDP102
  • Game Production Foundation | GPF104
  • Game Studies | GST201
  • Animation | ANI203
  • Advanced 3D Asset Creation | AAC202
  • Rapid Game Prototype | RGP204
  • Game Development PlayStation | GDP204
  • Interaction Design | DIG103A
  • JavaScript Fundamentals | JSF100
  • Content Management Systems | CMS200
  • Python Fundamentals | PYF200
  • Web App Development | WAD200
  • UX Fundamentals | UXF200
  • Component Library Development | CLD300
  • Advanced UX Applications | AUX300
  • Motion Design | DIG104A
  • Psychology of Moving Image | PMI100
  • Live Action Production (Pre-requisite DIG104A) | DMD200A
  • Motion Graphic Design | MGD200
  • Narrative Production | NPR200
  • Post Production Fundamentals | PPF200
  • Advanced Video Production | AVP300
  • Persuasive Media Production | PMP300
  • Digital Portfolio and Showreel | DPS100
  • Camera and Capture | ICC100
  • Digital Imaging | IDI100
  • Light and Lighting | ILL100
  • Visual Language of Photography | IVL100
  • Domestic Portraiture | IDP100
  • Post-production | IPP100
  • Folio | IFO100
  • Media and Documentary | IMD100
  • Commercial Photography | ICO200
  • Ideas and Innovation in Design | BID102A
  • Spatial Environment Design | SED101
  • 3D Modelling for Spatial Projects | MSP102
  • Design Systems and Planning | BID201A
  • Emerging Design Technologies (Commercial) | IDC206A
  • Theories of Space and Place 2 | IDR206A
  • Environment Design 2 (Residential) | IDR202A
  • Emerging Design Technologies (Residential) | IDR301A
  • Construction and CAD | DCC100
  • CAD and Visualisation | DCV100
  • Bespoke Decoration | DBD100
  • Fashion Illustration | FA101A
  • Introduction to Shape and Form (Co-requisite FA108A) | FA107A
  • Fashion vs Clothing | FA106A
  • Digital Print Design and Print Theory | FA202A
  • International Fashion Systems (Pre-requisite FA106A) | FA201A
  • Maths 1 | MAT101
  • Introduction to Software Engineering | ISE102
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (Pre-requisite ISE102) | ADS103
  • Maths 2 | MAT102
  • 2D Game Programming | GPR103
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (Pre-requisite MAT101 & ISE102) | CAO107
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics | ICG202
  • Artificial Intelligence and Physics for Games | AIP201
  • Project Based Learning Studio: Technology | PBT205
  • 3D Graphics Programming | GPR202
  • Networking and Database Systems | NDS203
  • Creative Enterprises | CEN207
  • Data Mining and Visualisation | DMV302
  • Microservices Architecture (Pre-requisite ISE102) | MSA106
  • Introduction to Data Science | IDS201
  • Human Centred Design | HCD402
  • Concepts in Artificial Intelligence | CAI104
  • Probabilities and Statistics | PST107
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence | AAI202
  • Classification and Regression | CLR204
  • Machine Learning Principles | MLP301
  • Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition | NLP303
  • Deep Learning | DLE305
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | ICC104
  • Introduction to DevOps | IDO107
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ104
  • Marketing Fundamentals | MKT101A
  • Principles of Accounting | COMR2008
  • Principles of Economics | ECON2002
  • Principles of Finance | FINA2006
  • Quantitative Analysis | STAT2000

Technology

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. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. 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.

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.
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 AnalogFolk - Global creative Agency
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Industry Partner | Luminary
AGDA -  Australian Graphic Design Association

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.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. 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 you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • 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?
  • 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?

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