Griffith University

Bachelor of Animation

Griffith University

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

This degree will prepare you for a career in the animation and visual effectsindustries. The theoretical and practical skills that are essential to thesecareer paths are comprehensively covered through majors in CharacterAnimating, Art Direction and Technical Direction. Using top of the linehardware and premium, industry-recognised software, you will produceoriginal animated films from script to screen. In doing so, you will learn skillsin concept development, storyboarding, 2D and 3D character animation,editing, sound recording, visual effects and post-production.You will also develop the ability to work out the most appropriate animationformat for specific projects - traditional drawn animation, 2D, 3D andmotion-captured digital animation, 3D puppet or clay animation and otherexperimental media. Your academic studies will be extended by studiocourses and engagement with industry production, which will enable youto gain first-hand experience.You will work alongside film and screen media production and games designstudents to complete community projects and have opportunities tocollaborate with students from the Queensland Conservatorium.


  • Animating: Mechanics and Motion
  • Animation Forms
  • CGI Animation
  • Concept Design Fundamentals
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Drawing for Moving Image
  • Industry Research
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Intro to Professional Practice
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • 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: $88,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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