3D Art and Animation - Bachelor

Qualification Bachelor
Course number 20520
 

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Course overview

Course Description

The Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is a professional degree that will
prepare you for a career as an artist or animator in a range of visual
media fields such as feature filmmaking, game design and development,
television, online content development and advertising. You will develop
skills to enable you to work across the production pipeline and to meet
international standards in the creation of entertainment products and
communications media.  

By the end of the course, you will have gained a theoretical grounding in
art and animation principles that will be supported by technical skills
and artistic sensibilities required to work in this creative industry. You
will also develop an understanding of production in deadline-driven
commercial environments and be skilled in the problem-solving and critical
analysis needed to work effectively and lead creatively in this industry.
 
The Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is designed as a three-year full time
or six-year part time course.
 
Target Audience
School leavers and graduates of Certificate IV or higher level vocational
programs in Design, specifically the Diploma of 3D Animation and Digital
Effects (91277NSW).

Career Opportunities

This course is for people who want to work as 3D concept artist, 3D
visualisation artist, matte painter, modeller, animator, character rigger,
compositor or visual effects coordinator in visual media fields that currently
include feature filmmaking, game design and development, television, online
content development and advertising.

Articulation

Credit transfer is offered for identified units from the in the Diploma of 3D
Animation and Digital Effects (91277NSW).

Entry Requirements

 Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
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Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be
considered eligible for admission:
-    a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent.
-    a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate;
-    a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV
level or above;
-    the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree
course at a higher education institution;
Additional Requirements:
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In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements the following specific entry
requirements apply to entry to this program.  All applicants are required to:
-    submit a 500 word essay, and
-    submit a portfolio of design and art work, and
-    attend an interview.
Essay Question:
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The application form for admission into this course will specify the essay
question you need to answer.
Portfolio:
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8-12 examples of design or art works that demonstrate your creative talent, work
in a related area and/or your ability to 'think in 3 dimensions' or over a
timeline.
Interview:
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Applicants who are successful with essay and portfolio stages of the application
process may be invited to an interview. The interview will concern your goals,
ambitions, creative inspirations and motivations.
Special Admissions:
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If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may
be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage.
Talk to admissions staff at the campus you wish to study at if you wish to apply
for special admission.
International Applicants:
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In addition to proof of eligibility and course specific entry requirements,
international student applicants whose first language is not English or who have
not completed their secondary education in English or who have not completed an
Australian educational qualification must demonstrate English proficiency at a
minimum IELTS level of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6 in any one band.

 

Early Exit Points

 Students who choose to exit on completion of the first two years of full time
study (16 subjects/units - 160 credit points), will be entitled to apply for the
award of Associate Degree of 3D Art and Animation [course number 20519].
Graduates of the Associate Degree will have a solid grounding in generalist
skills which will enable them to work in entry level technical and assistant
positions in the industry.

 

Locations & fees

Tuition fees are calculated on a per subject (unit) basis and are subject to change. Always check the website for the latest details. The cost column below shows the per subject (unit) fee.
A FEE-HELP student loan is available for eligible full fee-paying students.
Location Status Start date End date How to Enrol Cost per subject
Design Centre Available 24-Feb-2014 21-Nov-2014 Apply Now $1800

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Course structure

 

What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
Course Rules
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Students must complete a total of 24 subjects/units each worth 10 credit
points achieving a total of 240 credit points. In full time mode, students
subjects/units each semester as follows:
 
Year 1
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Students complete 8 compulsory subjects/units (4 in each semester)
 
Year 2
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Students complete 8 compulsory subjects/units (4 in each semester)
 
Year 3
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In each semester students complete:
2 compulsory subjects/units PLUS
1 elective from a specialist stream PLUS
1 elective from a general stream*
(ie: 4 subjects/units in each semester).
 
* Note: A different general elective must be chosen in each semester.
 
 
A note about nominal hours
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Nominal hours stated for each subject/unit represent the face to face
contact hours. In addition, students are expected to undertake independent
research to meet subject/unit outcomes.
 
The actual face to face contact mode for subjects/units will vary and can
include lectures, tutorials, studio time and other face to face
activities. The mode to be used for each subject/unit is described in the
Subject Outline for each subject/unit.
 
Group 1 YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS/UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DART101A * 3D Artistry 60 10
ADVAS101A * Visual Arts: Studio 1 60 10
SCDIG101A * Digital Process 60 10
SCSST101A * Screen Studies 60 10
 
Group 2 YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS/UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DMOD101A * 3D Modeling: Studio 1 60 10
DCOR101A * Design: visual thinking 60 10
SCCAM101A * Cameras & Lighting 60 10
SCPVZ101A * Screen Pre-visualisation & Editing 60 10
 
Group 3 YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS/UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DANM201A * 3D Animation: Studio 1 60 10
3DPRG201A * Programming for 3D: Studio 1 60 10
3DREN201A * 3D Rendering: Studio 1 60 10
3DTEX201A * Texturing for 3D 60 10
 
Group 4 YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS/UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DCMP201A * Data Capture & Compositing 60 10
3DRIG201A * 3D Rigging: Studio 1 60 10
3DVFX201A * Dynamics & Visual Effects: Studio 1 60 10
DCOR201A * Design Professional Practice 60 10
 
Group 5 YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 SUBJECTS/UNITS
All subgroups must be completed
Only 4 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 YEARS 3 SEMESTER 1 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS/UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DSHW301A * Major Project: Show-reel Studio 1 60 10
ADVAS301A * Visual Arts: Studio 2 60 10
 
Subgroup 2 YEARS 3 SEMESTER 1 SPECIALIST ELECTIVE SUBJECTS/UNITS
Only 1 module/unit must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DANM301A * 3D Animation: Studio 2 60 10
3DMOD301A * 3D Modeling: Studio 2 60 10
3DREN301A * 3D Rendering: Studio 2 60 10
 
Subgroup 3 YEARS 3 SEMESTER 1 GENERAL ELECTIVE SUBJECTS/UNITS
Only 1 module/unit must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DINT301A * 3D Industry Internship 60 10
3DPRG301A * Programming for 3D: Studio 2 60 10
3DSTU301A * 3D Practice Studio 60 10
 
Group 6 YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 SUBJECTS/UNITS
All subgroups must be completed
Only 4 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 YEARS 3 SEMESTER 2 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS/UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DSHW302A * 3D Major Project: Show-reel Studio 2 60 10
3DVFX301A * Dynamics & Visual Effects: Studio 2 60 10
 
Subgroup 2 YEARS 3 SEMESTER 2 SPECIALIST ELECTIVE SUBJECTS/UNITS
Only 1 module/unit must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DANM302A * 3D Animation: Studio 3 60 10
3DCMP301A * Compositing for 3D 60 10
3DRIG301A * 3D Rigging: Studio 2 60 10
 
Subgroup 3 YEARS 3 SEMESTER 2 GENERAL ELECTIVE SUBJECTS/UNITS
Only 1 module/unit must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Subjects Name Hrs Weights/Points
3DINT301A * 3D Industry Internship 60 10
3DPRG301A * Programming for 3D: Studio 2 60 10
3DSTU301A * 3D Practice Studio 60 10
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve the Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation you must complete twenty four
(24) subjects/units of 10 credit points each - totalling 240 credit points. In
full time mode, these must be completed as follows:
 
-   4 compulsory subjects/units in Year 1/Semester 1
-   4 compulsory subjects/units in Year 1/Semester 2
-   4 compulsory subjects/units in Year 2/Semester 1
-   4 compulsory subjects/units in Year 2/Semester 2
-   2 compulsory subjects/units PLUS 2 electives in Year 3/Semester 1
-   2 compulsory subjects/units PLUS 2 electives in Year 3/Semester 2

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