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Overview

Guide to entry thresholds

OP8

Rank84

  • 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 accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.
QTAC course code409002
QUT course code IX35
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 064813M
Careers
  • Academic
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Economist
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • International Business Specialist
  • Internet Professional
  • Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Post-production specialist
  • Producer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Visual Artist
  • Web Designer

Details

Why choose this course?

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.

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.

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.

Career outcomes

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 film-making, visual effects, game development and the visual arts. Your business skills will provide broader career options within industries requiring animation production services.

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, 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.

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.

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).

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

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 accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations. Accountancy 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 creative industries 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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 8

Rank 84

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (409002) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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