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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) (B-FAANIM)

Bachelors DegreeYear: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Award titleBachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
Year & campus2019 — Southbank
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeUndergraduate Coursework
AQF level 7
Credit points300 credit points
Duration36 months full time

The BFA (Animation) provides an immersive and experiential studio-based education, focusing on the origination and development of animated projects for the screen. There is a strong emphasis on developing the student’s individual creative voice, while also underlining the need to speak effectively and freshly to an audience.

Housed in the School of Film and Television, this degree lives alongside the other degrees in directing and producing for live-action fiction and documentary, and screenwriting. This environment provides the animation student with a unique opportunity to develop professional-practice collaboration skills with programme makers from other specialisations.

Undertaking elective subjects offered by other VCA schools, or by the wider University community, gives the student the opportunity to investigate the generation of original creative work in other arts disciplines, or to strengthen their knowledge of current issues and debates in non-arts based fields.

The BFA Animation graduates will complete a deeply personal, artistically transformational, and highly professional course of development. With their creative, collaborative and technical skills they are optimally placed to make significant impact in the national and international creative industries.

BFA Animation graduates may also elect to undertake a 4 th year of study in the honours programme, or 2 years of further study towards a Masters degree.

Entry requirements

1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria:

· successful completion of the VCE (or an equivalent qualification) with a study score of at least 25 in Units 3 and 4 English/English Language/Literature, or a study score of at least 30 in Units 3 and 4 ESL. Minimum ATAR is not applicable.

· performance in the selection test process leading to possible short listing for interview and folio presentation.

2. The Selection Committee will conduct interviews with those shortlisted and may call for referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

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.

Course structure

The course structure for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) is outlined below.

Subject options

First Year Subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
FLTV10016 Animation Studio 1A
Semester 1
25
FLTV10017 Animation Research 1
Semester 1
12.5
FLTV10018 Writing Animation 1
Semester 1
12.5
FLTV10019 Animation Studio 1B
Semester 2
25
FLTV10020 Animation Lab 1
Semester 2
12.5

Plus a VCA elective (see list below)

Second Year Subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
FLTV20013 Animation Laboratory 2
Semester 2
12.5
FLTV20014 Animation Research 2
Semester 1
12.5
FLTV20015 Animation Studio 2A
Semester 1
25
FLTV20016 Animation Studio 2B
Semester 2
25
FLTV20019 Writing Animation 2
Semester 1
12.5

Plus a VCA elective (see list below)

Third Year Subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
FLTV30018 Animation Lab 3
Semester 1
12.5
FLTV30019 Animation Research 3
Semester 2
12.5
FLTV30020 Animation Studio 3
Year Long
50
FLTV30021 Collaborative Production
Semester 1
12.5

Plus a VCA elective (see list below)

VCA Electives - level 1 subjects

Students wishing to take subjects offered as breadth options on the Parkville campus should seek permission from the Course Coordinator

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AIND10003 Ancient and Contemporary Indigenous Arts
Summer Term
Winter Term
12.5
AIND10004 Art and Indigenous Voice
Semester 1
12.5
DNCE10027 Dancing the Dance 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
FINA10035 Still Life: Nature Morte
Semester 2
12.5
FINA10036 Life Drawing: The Body
Semester 1
12.5
FLTV10021 Interactive Art Media 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10179 Making Music For Film And Animation 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10184 Pop Song Writing 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUST10012 Alexander Technique for Daily Function
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10202 Jazz: The Improvisatory Spirit
Semester 1
12.5
THTR10007 The Actors Process
Winter Term
12.5
THTR10019 Clear Speech and Communication
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10222 The Wellbeing Orchestra
Semester 2
12.5
MUST10009 Music Theatre: From Chorus To Ensemble
Winter Term
12.5
UNIB10011 The Secret Life of the Body 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
DRAM10026 Up Close and Personal with MTC
Semester 1
June
Semester 2
12.5
CCDP10001
CCDP10002 The Electronic Arts: Vision and Sound
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CCDP10003 Video Games: Remaking Reality
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
DPSS10007 The History of Cool: Fashion & Attitude
Semester 2
12.5
MUST10009 Music Theatre: From Chorus To Ensemble
Winter Term
12.5
MUST10010 Singing 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUST10011 Singing 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUST10012 Alexander Technique for Daily Function
Semester 2
12.5

VCA Electives - level 2 subjects

Students wishing to take subjects offered as breadth options on the Parkville campus should seek permission from the Course Coordinator

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AIND20011 Indigenous Art and Changing the Nation
Semester 2
12.5
CCDP20001 Street Art
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
DNCE20031 Dancing the Dance 2
Winter Term
12.5
DNCE20032 Body Works Not available in 2019 12.5
FINA20026 Painting Techniques
Summer Term
February
Semester 1
June
Winter Term
Semester 2
12.5
FINA20033 Introduction to Printmaking Processes
Summer Term
February
Semester 1
June
Winter Term
Semester 2
12.5
FINA20035 Drawing with Anatomy
Summer Term
February
June
Winter Term
12.5
FINA20036 Under Camera Animation
Summer Term
February
June
Winter Term
12.5
FINA20044 Art and the Botanical
Summer Term
February
June
Winter Term
12.5
FINA20045 Introduction to Screenprinting
Summer Term
February
Semester 1
June
Winter Term
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20163 Samba Band
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20164 Free Play New Music Improvisation Ensem
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20167 Creating Music For Advertising Not available in 2019 12.5
MUST20010 Glee Singing: The Power Of Pop Music
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUST20011 Intimate Acts: Inside The 'Fourth Wall'
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20173 The Art of Game Music
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20174 The Laptop Recording Studio
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUST20008 Music Theatre: Singing Sondheim
Summer Term
12.5
MUST20009 Music Theatre: Singing the Golden Age Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI20190 Advanced Recording Studio Techniques
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20192 R&B, Soul & Gospel Choir
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20194
MUSI20206 The Business of Music
Semester 2
12.5
THTR20022 Improvisation: Text, Space and Action
Winter Term
12.5
THTR20023 The Artist's Toolbox
February
July
12.5
THTR20043 Design and the Moving Image
July
12.5
THTR20042 Puppets as Storytellers
Summer Term
12.5
MUSI20173 The Art of Game Music
Semester 1
12.5
MUST20007 Bollywood: a cross-disciplinary study
Semester 2
12.5
MUST20008 Music Theatre: Singing Sondheim
Summer Term
12.5
MUST20009 Music Theatre: Singing the Golden Age Not available in 2019 12.5
MUST20010 Glee Singing: The Power Of Pop Music
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUST20011 Intimate Acts: Inside The 'Fourth Wall'
Semester 2
12.5

VCA Electives - level 3 subjects

Students wishing to take subjects offered as breadth options on the Parkville campus should seek permission from the Course Coordinator

Code Name Study period Credit Points
DRAM30020 Acting for Camera
Winter Term
12.5
MUSI30236 The Music Producer: From Brass to Beats
Semester 1
12.5
MUST30012 Music Theatre: Singing Rock Musicals
Semester 1
12.5
THTR30039 Understanding Masks
Winter Term
12.5
THTR30042 Hashtag Cyberstar
Summer Term
Winter Term
12.5
MUST30012 Music Theatre: Singing Rock Musicals
Semester 1
12.5

Further study

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.

Note to students regarding subject enrolment:

If you are unable to enrol into your subjects via your Student Portal, please submit an online Enrolment Variation Form for Student Centre review.

The Enrolment Variation Form should only be used if you are unable to make the subject changes online via your Student Portal.

Last updated: 6 August 2019