Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course offers a practice-based approach to learning animation and places strong emphasis on two key concepts: dramatisation (including performance and character) and VFX (visual effects) design. It teaches students how to conceptualise, visualise and realise animation across many different types of media. Central to the course is the development of a conceptual understanding of performance, narrative, characterisation, form, motion, time, space and aesthetics. The combined degree program provides students with additional practical skills, in particular skills that make them aware of the international contexts of animation design, by providing them with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of a language and culture other than English. Students learn how to observe the world around them, drawing directly from life to gain inspiration for characters and stories. They discover how to think creatively and develop ideas through multiple stages, focusing on character development, narrative and performance. They also learn fundamental 2D and 3D animation skills to bring their stories to life. At UTS, students also benefit from outstanding industry connections. Across the degree, students have the opportunity to work with live projects, such as VIVID, BEAMS Festival or collaborations with the Australia Piano Quartet. UTS also has strong relationships with leading industry players such as Flying Bark Productions and Animal Logic. The academic team understands that teamwork is at the heart of the animation industry. A studio-led approach creates a high-intensity environment where students learn how to work with their peers in a professional and collaborative atmosphere.
Students must complete 240 credit points made up of 144 credit points in animation and 96 credit points in international studies.
- Language and culture of country of choice
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
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This course opens up international animation careers in film, television, and online and mobile application design. Career options include director, producer, storyboard artist, previsualisation (previs) artist, layout artist, concept artist, production designer, art director, character designer, animator, modeller, rigger, motion capture designer, lighting designer, matchmover/3D tracker, effects (FX) animator, roto designer, compositor, stop frame model animator (claymation), and animation scriptwriter.