Bachelor of Fine Arts - Animation

University of Melbourne, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) is one of nine specializations available within this degree delivered by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). It involves the practical exploration, innovation and development of animated screen production. It incorporates research, idea development, screenwriting, storyboarding, character design and expression. It also covers a comprehensive range of animation art, craft and technical production methods, styles and outcomes. See for details.


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) requires the successful completion of 300 credit points comprising 100 points of study at first, second and third year levels. There are 262.5 points in core subjects and 37.5 points in electives. Students can choose an elective from another artistic discipline within the VCA, or from a range of undergraduate subjects from across the University.


  • Animation Studio 1A
  • Animation Research 1
  • Writing Animation 1
  • Animation Studio 1B
  • Animation Lab 1
  • Animation Laboratory 2
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Selection is talent-based and may include an audition and interview. Full admission criteria are available at


The Victorian College of the Arts has partnerships with over 30 leading arts institutions around the world, including the Universities 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. The VCA is also a member of: Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS); Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA); College of Art Association, US (affiliate member); and International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT).

Study pathways

Qualified graduates may progress to an additional year to qualify for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) (Degree with Honours), and/or to a range of master degrees leading to research programs.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Southbank International: $165,476 No No information available

Further information

The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is available for high achievers.

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