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Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Animation

 

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location
City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time

course codes
UTS: C09056v1
CRICOS: 074705K

The Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Animation gives students with a passion for visual arts, drawing and storytelling the knowledge and hands-on experience required to create animation work that stands out in a global industry.

Graduates from this degree are image-makers, critical thinkers and storytellers in equal measure. They are equipped to be industry leaders with the ability to develop, pitch and defend ideas, creating original content for TV, film, advertising and other media.

Students learn how to observe the world around them, drawing directly from life to gain inspiration for characters and stories.

The Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Animation gives students with a passion for visual arts, drawing and storytelling the knowledge and hands-on experience required to create animation work that stands out in a global industry.

Graduates from this degree are image-makers, critical thinkers and storytellers in equal measure. They are equipped to be industry leaders with the ability to develop, pitch and defend ideas, creating original content for TV, film, advertising and other media.

Students learn how to observe the world around them, drawing directly from life to gain inspiration for characters and stories. They discover how to think creatively and develop ideas through multiple stages, focusing on character development, narrative and performance. They also learn the fundamental 2D and 3D animation skills that bring their stories to life.

At UTS, students also benefit from outstanding industry connections. Across the degree, students have the opportunity to work with live projects, such as VIVID, BEAMS Festival or collaborations with the Australia Piano Quartet. UTS also has strong relationships with leading industry players such as Flying Bark Productions and Animal Logic.

The academic team understands that teamwork is at the heart of the animation industry. A studio-led approach creates a high-intensity environment where students learn how to work with their peers in a professional and collaborative atmosphere.

The honours year allows exploration through the completion of an independent animated film/project.

Course aims

The course gives students skills and an outlook that extend beyond the University, and cultivate a collaborative and global vision of design. As part of the ongoing development of key industry innovators, the course aims to create new approaches to 2D and 3D animation and VFX design, enabling graduates to better develop, and adapt and respond to a range of creative partnerships and collaborations.

Students develop an understanding of their individual design language and theoretical position in relation to historic and contemporary contexts.

Typical study program

A typical full-time program is shown below.

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
82710 Animation Studio: Advanced Animation Practice1282710
82711 Animation Studio: Animation Project Pre-production1282711
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
82800 Animation Studio: Animation Project/Production2482800

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,830 to A$40,800 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

The course opens up animation careers in film, television, and online and mobile application design. Options include: director, producer, storyboard artist, previsualisation (previs) artist, layout artist, concept artist, production designer, art director, character designer, animator, modeller, rigger, motion capture designer, lighting designer, matchmover/3D tracker, effects (FX) animator, roto designer, compositor, stop frame model animator (claymation), and animation scriptwriter.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90747 Core subjects48
Total48

Course structure explained

Students must complete 48 credit points comprising animation studios.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time basis.

Full time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Design in Animation (C10273) who have completed the course within the past three years and attained an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 72.5 or above are made a threshold offer.

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Design in Animation who have completed the course within the past three years and attained an overall WAM between 70.0 and 72.49 must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place:

  • a digital portfolio of 10 landscape PDFs (print on A4) that display digital files, scans and/or photographs of original design work done by the applicant (maximum size 5MB)
  • a written statement (200–300 words) addressing the applicant's reasons for undertaking honours-level study in design at UTS and the specific learning that they are seeking given their intended career direction on completion of the degree, and
  • a one-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience.

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Design in Animation who have completed the course four or more years ago must also provide the above additional material.

Applicants with a degree which is equivalent to the UTS Bachelor of Design in Animation and who have attained an overall WAM of 70.0 or above must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place:

  • a verified copy of the candidate's previous academic transcript
  • a digital portfolio of 10 landscape PDFs (print on A4) that display digital files, scans and/or photographs of original design work done by the applicant (maximum size 5MB)
  • a written statement (200–300 words) addressing the applicant's reasons for undertaking honours-level study in design at UTS and the specific learning that they are seeking given their intended career direction on completion of the degree, and
  • a one-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience.

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

International applicants must also attend an interview (via Skype) with the program director. Digital copies of both the academic transcripts and portfolio must be sent to the program director prior to the interview.

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Animation in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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