Diploma of 3D Design and Animation
Create life-like characters and worlds
Build a base of 3D knowledge. Learn animation principles and practices. Bring it all together to tell stories on screen. You’ll gain insights from creative experts, working on industry-standard software and briefs. Start to think about specialising.
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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:
- Build a strong foundation of cutting-edge 3D principles and practice.
- Learn the foundations of procedural modelling and animation from a Houdini-certified school.
- Develop 3D skills and pipelines to work with game development and real-time animation workflows.
- Work with industry-standard creative processes, advanced challenges and briefs.
The course is a stepping stone towards an exciting career in 3D design and animation as well as an entry point into one of our Bachelor degrees. You can find opportunities within a dedicated film or broadcast postproduction, animation, visual effects or game studio environment, or alternatively as an in-house specialist working for organisations in a range of industries. Potential career paths include:
- 2D/3D Concept Artist
- 3D Animator
- 3D Concept Artist
- 3D Games Artist
- 3D Generalist
- 3D Modeller
- Digital Matte 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.
Work and Life
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
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
Develop a portfolio to show off your creative potential and help you start your career in the design sector. Under the mentorship of our academic team and industry partners you'll learn how to tell stories, bring characters and digital worlds to life and respond to client briefs. You'll also develop a theoretical and technical base of knowledge of general 3D principles and practice, along with an introduction to specialist areas within the field.
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: 18 months full time, 2 years part time, 12 months accelerated