University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Design - Animation / Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Bachelor of Design in Animation gives students with a passion for visual arts, drawing and storytelling the knowledge and hands-on experience required to create animation work that stands out in a global industry. 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 the fundamental 2D and 3D animation skills that will bring their stories to life. Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII) utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields. Integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, the BCII equips graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world. At UTS, students 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 Australian 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. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is a combined degree and delivered in accelerated form, so it only takes one year longer than the core professional degree. Students gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship.

Structure

Students must complete 240 credit points, comprising 144 credit points in animation and 96 credit points in creative intelligence and innovation. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. Within the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development, or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.

Subjects

  • Animation

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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $199,920 No

Further information

This industry-focused course opens up animation careers in film, television, and multimedia. Career options include director, animator, scriptwriter, concept artist, character designer, storyboard artist, producer, modeller, rigger, VFX artist, editor or compositor. With the combined degree, students maximise the potential of their chosen profession by being a creative thinker and initiator of new ideas. Graduates are highly sought after, with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their discipline and society.

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