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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) (B-FAANIM) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

The BFA (Animation) is designed to train highly skilled arts practitioners who will work independently or collaboratively in animation within the film, television, games and new media. Graduates will be well-trained and knowledgeable in their own and related fields, and committed to continuous learning and production in their discipline; they will also have a local and international perspective on their own arts practice. As well as excellence in practising their own art form, BFA (Animation) graduates will have good academic literacy skills in expression, argument and research and be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies.

Generic skills

  • Artistically excellence demonstrated through:
    • a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional artist/practitioner in the 21 Century
    • a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of artistic practices and scholarship
    • an in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline
    • a high level of achievement in artistic practice, writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
    • critical and creative thinking, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
    • being adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
  • Knowledgeable across disciplines exemplified by the ability to:
    • examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a range of disciplines
    • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
    • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
    • have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
  • Leaders in communities who will:
    • initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
    • have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
    • mentor future generations of learners
    • engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs
  • Attuned to cultural diversity demonstrated by the ability to:
    • value different cultures and their cultural forms of practice
    • be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
    • have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
    • respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values
  • Be active global citizens by:
    • understanding their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society
    • accepting social and civic responsibilities
    • being advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
    • demonstrating a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics.