Associate Degree of 3D Design and Animation
Blend theory and technique into amazing animation
Work on practical 3D skills including lighting and texturing. You’ll pick up industry briefs under expert guidance. Practice studio-ready skills with a free Adobe Creative Pro licence. Think about working in the animation and games industry.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- Explore design and animation theory and context.
- Work with industry-standard creative processes and actual briefs.
- Complement your specialisation with electives from other disciplines.
- Experiment with the latest advances in VR/AR.
The Associate Degree of 3D Design and Animation is designed to provide graduates with a broad range of theoretical and technical base of 3D design and animation knowledge and skills, complemented with specialist expertise. Potential career paths include:
- 2D/3D Concept artist
- 3D Animator
- 3D Concept artist
- 3D Games artist
- 3D Generalist
- 3D Modeler
- Character designer
- Digital matte artist
- Environment designer
- Visual effects (VFX) artist
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent
- Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning. If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against a degree with Torrens University, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. Under Torrens University's Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience.
Our Future Student Advisors will happily walk you through the application process.
This course is designed to provide graduates with knowledge and skills in computer-based 3D modelling, rigging, animation, lighting and, texturing suitable for a broad range of 3D design and animation-related sectors and employment opportunities. It interweaves the acquisition of practical skills with the study of 3D design, underpinned by foundations of 3D modelling, animation and interactivity in the games industry, and the study of professional practice in 3D design and animation workplaces. The course design incorporates industry-informed briefs and internship opportunities. Graduates have the opportunity for skill development in a 3D design and animation specialist area.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 2 years full time, 4 years part time
Houdini SideFX Certified School
Gain free access to the award-winning industry-standard Houdini SideFX platform.
Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence
You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The course structure comprises six common core subjects, eight specialised and two elective subjects over Levels 100 and 200, as follows:
- Level 100: three common core subjects; four specialised subjects; one elective subject.
- Level 200: three common core subjects; four specialised subjects; one elective subject.