Bachelor of Animation

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This degree is the ideal launching pad for you to play a significant role in the animation and visual effects industries in Australia and abroad. The theoretical and practical skills that are essential to these career paths are comprehensively covered through majors in Animating, Art Direction and CGI Technical Direction.Using top-of-the-line hardware and premium industry-recognised software, you'll produce original animated projects from concept to delivery. You'll learn skills in concept development, storyboarding, 2D, 3D and stop-motion character animation, editing, sound recording, visual effects, virtual production, post-production and motion capture.You will also develop the ability to apply appropriate animation formats to specific projects-traditional drawn animation, 2D, 3D and motion-captured digital animation, 3D puppet or clay animation and other experimental media. Your academic studies will be extended by studio course work and engagement with industry production, providing you with first-hand experience.Industry focusAs an animation student, you can take advantage of our diverse workshop, seminar, and master class programs delivered by local and international experts including: Multi-Oscar award-winning producer, Lord David Puttnam CBE; the esteemed Gobelins School in Paris; motion capture Director Mr Benjamin Brenneur of WETA NZ, and performer, character creator, trainer, coordinator and director, Marco Sinigaglia; and Myrna Gawryn, character performance specialist, Lucasfilm and Disney.Griffith Film School is an active member of, and has a strong reputation within the World Film School Association (CILECT), a group of160 International Film Schools. We were a leader in the establishment, management and growth of ASPERA and maintain ongoing engagement with ATOM.Griffith Film School has ongoing international partnerships with the APSA, NEP Group, World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, Gobelins L'école De L'image and the BFA.These industry links and international connections mean you'll have the opportunity to practise animation and related fields under the guidance of the best in the world. You'll be prepared to create industry-standard work and make critical contacts that you'll draw upon at university and beyond.Opportunities and experiencesSubmit your work to animation festivals or competitions and take your talents further through in-field study, as well as domestic and international study tours.


  • Animating: Mechanics and Motion
  • Animation Forms
  • CGI Animation
  • Concept Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Drawing for Moving Image
  • Industry Research
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Intro to Professional Practice
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Principles of Animation
  • Reading the Moving Image
  • Scriptwriting 1


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

As a graduate, you'll have the option to develop your specialist skills at a higher level by enrolling in Griffith's Bachelor of Animation (Honours) or Master of Screen Production.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
South Bank Campus International: $103,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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