About this course
|Award title||Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)|
|Year & campus||2021 — Southbank|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Undergraduate Coursework|
|Credit points||300 credit points|
|Duration||36 months full-time|
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) provides an immersive and experiential education, focusing on the origination and development of animated projects for a wide range of screen contexts and audiences. There is a strong emphasis on developing the student’s individual creative voice and experimentation while underlining the need to reach effectively and freshly to an audience.
The unique studio-based study environment enables individualistic learning as well as engagement and collaboration with students in other screen-based specialisations within Film and Television, as well as from disciplines across the wider Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
In the first year of the course, students undertake foundation exercises in animation research, techniques, experimentation, writing and storyboarding, sound, and project planning. In year two, creative and technical skills are applied to character creation, world building, sound production and application of animation to expanded screen contexts. In the final year students undertake studies in projects for collaborative and community practice, projection arts and animation production enterprise. In each year students create an animated short film that they write, direct, edit and animate, thereby developing a body of work that demonstrates a continued practice across all stages of animation production.
Breadth subjects at each year level enable students to explore cross disciplinary studies from the wider University community, exposing them to multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills that will build on existing knowledge or present opportunities to investigate and develop new interests.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (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.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) graduates may also apply for a fourth year of study in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Degree with Honours) which, subject to results, then enables a pathway to a Master of Fine Arts.
Last updated: 12 February 2021