Highlights

  • Develop practical skills in motion graphics, 3D graphics, drawing and real-time modelling for virtual environments, and highly developed business knowledge.
  • Gain experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects.
  • Choose independent study options where you can design and implement creative work.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Complement your animation skills with a business major in accounting, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

Highlights

  • Develop practical skills in motion graphics, 3D graphics, drawing and real-time modelling for virtual environments, and highly developed business knowledge.
  • Gain experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects.
  • Choose independent study options where you can design and implement creative work.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Complement your animation skills with a business major in accounting, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

Why choose this course?

New start-ups driven by animation are emerging at a fast pace. With a business and animation double degree you will combine business knowledge with hands-on experience in animated filmmaking, visual effects, game development and the visual arts. This combined degree opens up a wide range of creative and business careers.  You will graduate not only with advanced technical and creative skills, but also with highly developed business knowledge.

This course will allow you to tailor your learning to the industry areas of most interest to you and broaden your skill set making you stand out to employers, or give you the abilities to start your own creative enterprise.

Real-world learning

This course provides a solid grounding in the fundamental concepts, practices and history of animation on which to build your own innovative practice. You will be encouraged to experiment with a range of animation styles and techniques while producing your own animations, graphics and visual effects. Studies on industry workflows, tools, processes and skills will equip you with a strong understanding of current industry practices - from concept development to timelines and finished works. In your final year your work will be showcased to industry professionals in a graduate exhibition.

Throughout the course, you can work on real-world projects or develop an individual practice. You will tailor your learning to the part of the industry most interesting to you.

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What to expect

Throughout the course you will work in a studio setting responding to creative briefs that help you to develop a robust set of skills and knowledge that can be used for the expression of creative and innovative ideas. As you explore both 2D and 3D animation, you will gain an understanding of animation for filmmaking, game development, visual effects, motion graphics and virtual production.

Immerse yourself in the fine arts animation major with up to 16 discipline units and gain in-depth knowledge in your specialisation. Your business degree component comprises eight business core units and eight business major units.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

QUT graduates are employed as animators, concept artists, visual effects artists, game artists and designers across a range of industries and wide diversity of employers including animation studios and traditional film production houses, computer games companies, visual effects and post-production companies, advertising and design agencies, and information visualisation and real-time studios.

Our graduates find employment in the many Brisbane-based animation companies, or throughout Australia and across the globe. Several are award-winning storytellers, successfully producing animated short films that screen at festivals globally.

A double degree with business will broaden your skill set and make you stand out to employers, or give you the abilities to start your own creative enterprise.

Professional recognition

Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection in their business degree. Details on professional recognition can be found under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Account Executive
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneur
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Internet Professional
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Post-production specialist
  • Producer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Visual Artist
  • Web Designer

Details and units

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

The business component is made up of 96 credit points of Business School core units and 96 credit points of units from a business major. The business majors are accounting, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations. Accounting students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Fine arts component

You will complete two common units (24 credit points) and a fine arts major (168 credit points) in animation.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

The business component is made up of 96 credit points of Business School core units and 96 credit points of units from a business major. The business majors are accounting, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning,  human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations. Accounting students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Fine arts component

You will complete two common units (24 credit points) and a fine arts major (168 credit points) in animation.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
72.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

Don't have a ATAR/selection rank?

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Course code
IX35
QTAC code
409002
CRICOS code
064813M
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

And for Accounting, Finance, Economics and Marketing majors: General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 91.75
Selection rank 96.85
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 87.00
Selection rank 87.00
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 79.65
Selection rank 81.35

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

ATAR/selection rank
72.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

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Scholarships

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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Business Academic Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Roundtable and QUT Business School Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Migrants or refugees; From a non-English speaking background

Equity scholarships scheme

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

International Merit Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

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