Gain skills in animation and visual effects, and launch your career in the dynamic screen, digital media, animation or games industry. Learn from industry experts and pursue your passion for creativity as a digital artist, animator or game designer.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Create 2D and 3D animations
Create digital effects
Work with editing programs
Create game art
Design titles for screen
Develop user interfaces
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A thorough introduction to the screen, digital media, animation or games industry with a comprehensive look at the various practices, expectations and roles that make this industry exciting and unique
Experience working on a variety of real-world projects that you can use as part of your portfolio
The skills to prepare audio and video assets and create visual design components, including 2D and 3D animations
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Experience using computers and technology
A passion for being creative
A desire to move into one of these exciting creative fields: animation, digital media, visual effects, games design and game art
An interest in, or understanding of, the skills and knowledge required in industry
Completed a Certificate III in Screen and Media or have equivalent industry experience
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Performing Arts Technicians provide technical and other assistance for the production, recording and broadcasting of artistic performances.
Other jobs include: storyboard artist 2D and/or 3D animator motion graphics designer game designer game artist visual effects compositor visual effects designer editor.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 units of competency, including 4 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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