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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

Explore animated filmmaking, visual effects, game development and the visual arts in this studio-based course. Work on real projects or your individual practice.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
10
Selection rank
78
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
421012
CRICOS
056185A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

QUT graduates are highly regarded in the animation, games and visual effects industries because they are versatile, innovative and career ready.

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, process 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.

Highlights

  • Develop practical skills in motion graphics, 3D graphics, drawing and real-time modelling for virtual environments.
  • 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.

Highlights

  • Develop practical skills in motion graphics, 3D graphics, drawing and real-time modelling for virtual environments.
  • 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.

What to expect

Animation is an exciting creative field that spans a wide range of industries on a global scale. Our animation degree allows students to explore creative fields including animated filmmaking, visual effects, game development and the visual arts.

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.

Double degrees

Combine your degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility.  Choose a double degree with: 

  • Business to broaden your skill set and make you stand out to employers, or give you the abilities to start your own creative enterprise.

Career outcomes

Career 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.

This course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course* which enables you to become a qualified teacher. Pathways also exist to prepare you for further study including research.

* Entry to graduate-entry teacher education courses usually requires that you have studied a range of units in a different subject area to the main focus of your degree. This forms the basis of your second teaching area. Check the entry requirements for specific teaching courses at www.qut.edu.au/study

Possible careers

  • Advertising Professional
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Internet Professional
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Post-production specialist
  • Visual Artist
  • Web Designer