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3 Years


The Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation is a three-year professional degree that prepares graduates for careers as 3D and visual effects artists and animators in areas such as feature filmmaking, game production, television, online content development, advertising and visualisation.

Building upon the success of our Diploma of 3D Animation and Digital Effects program, this career-orientated higher education program represents a convergence of practical and theoretical aspects of 3D art and animation production.

It offers a focused, industry relevant educational experience, exploring the scope of local and international 3D and visual effects production practices.

The degree has been developed by experts with extensive experience in 3D art, animation and visual effects. It places emphasis on design in the real world. The result is a specialist degree geared towards preparing students for the practical demands of the 3D and visual effects industry.

The course is designed to prepare students for the 3D art and animation production environments and international standards that operate in the creation of entertainment products and communications media.

The course will ensure that students have the skills needed to work across the production pipeline and have the knowledge needed to integrate their understanding of visual communication to serve the diverse and changing requirements of the digital media entertainment and communication industries.

The course will provide students with the foundation needed to work at the highest creative levels in these fields. Graduates will have a theoretical grounding in art and animation principles which will be supported by technical skill sets and artistic sensibilities needed to advance the industries' technical and creative standards.

Students will be adept at contributing to collaborative and creative work processes and will possess the communication skills and technical expertise needed to meet the professional demands of industry leaders such as internationally acclaimed filmmakers, games designers and multinational communications campaigns. They will have a meaningful understanding of production in the deadline-driven commercial environment of industry and be skilled in the problem-solving and critical analysis needed to work effectively and creatively to meet international 3D and visual effects production standards.

The three-year degree is set across six semesters and structured to encourage professional progression and development. Students may chose to exit the course after completing Year Two which would entitle them to the award of Associate Degree of 3D Art and Animation.


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When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

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    From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Design Centre Enmore Feb A$66,240
    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Design Centre Enmore Feb A$66,240


    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

    Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

    • YEAR 1
      3DART102A 3D Artistry 1
    • 3DCAM101A Cameras and Lighting
    • 3DSST101A Screen Studies
    • 3DVAS101A Visual Arts 1
    • 3DART103A 3D Artistry 2
    • 3DMOD102A 3D Modelling 1
    • 3DANI101A Animation 1
    • 3DVAS102A Visual Arts 2
    • YEAR 2
      3DMAT201A Digital Matte Painting
    • 3DMOD201A 3D Modelling 2
    • 3DPRG202A 3D Programming
    • 3DRIG202A 3D Rigging
    • 3DRET201A 3D Texturing and Shading
    • 3DDIG201A Digital Compositing 1
    • 3DRET202A 3D Rendering and Lighting
    • 3DSTU201A 3D Production Studio 1
    • Year 3
      3DSTU302A 3D Production Studio 2
    • 3DPRT301A 3D Portfolio 1
    • 3DSTU303A 3D Production Studio 3
    • 3DPRT302A 3D Portfolio 2

    • YEAR 2
      3DANI201A Animation 2
    • 3DDAT201A 3D Data Capture
    • 3DTCH201A 3D Technical Art 1
    • YEAR 3
      3DAST301A 3D Asset Creation 1
    • 3DDIG301A Digital Compositing 2
    • 3DANI301A 3D Animation 1
    • 3DLDV301A 3D Look Development 1
    • 3DTCH301A 3D Technical Art 2
    • 3DAST302A 3D Asset Creation 2
    • 3DDIG302A Digital Compositing 3
    • 3DANI302A 3D Animation 2
    • 3DLDV302A 3D Look Development 2
    • 3DTCH302A 3D Technical Art 3


    From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


    Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.