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Welcome to the Animal Logic Academy

The Academy is a unique collaboration between the University of Technology Sydney and one of Australia’s leading animation studios, Animal Logic. We’re looking for talented and passionate creative and technical students who want to specialise in specific areas of animation and visual effects production. With Australia continuing to develop an international reputation for world-class production, it’s an exciting time to be pushing the boundaries of what animation and visualisation can achieve in creating new worlds, experiences, research, careers and opportunities.

Explore the Master of Animation and Visualisation

  • [Music plays]

    [Alex Weight, Creative Lead, talks to camera]:

    The Animal Logic Academy at UTS is a master's degree in Animation and Visualisation. We focus on getting students up to speed to enter the industry, giving them real-world knowledge and what to do practically once they enter industry.

    [Peter Tran, Previs/Layout Student, talks to camera]:

    The one thing I've really enjoyed at the ALA is working through challenging problems as a group. We work just like a real production house. It's really fulfilling and rewarding to see the end result.

    [Ildiko Izso, Art Department Student, talks to camera]:

    We are allowed to try new things that we weren't even imagining before that we could be capable of doing. This environment is to develop those skills and to learn to work together in a team.

    [Alex Weight, Creative Lead, talks to camera]:

    It's a very exciting, creative process and unlike any other sort of degree out there.


Master of Animation and Visualisation

The Master of Animation and Visualisation (MAV) is an industry-led, one-year accelerated postgraduate degree designed to build your knowledge and skills in 3D animation, visual effects and visualisation. 

Find out How to apply

Specialising at the Academy 

Step 1: Nominate a specialisation

Select one of our 11 specialisations. You can find more information on choosing a specialisation here and an explanation of each one in the video below. 

Step 2: Prepare your portfolio

Your portfolio of work should demonstrate your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the specialisation in which you would like to launch your career. 

When applying for your course, please take care to ensure your portfolio meets the provided specifications. If you have any questions, you can visit our FAQ page, contact us at with your queries or set up a one-to-one consultation with staff from the Academy.

Read more about the application process →

Portfolio and Application Tips - Webinar

Portfolio and Application Tips - Webinar Recording

Master of Animation and Visualisation 

Get advice from our Creative Lead, Alex Weight, and current student, Allyson Valencia, on how to select your specialisation for the Master of Animation and Visualisation (MAV), and some great tips on getting your showreel and portfolio together. 

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Our student films have won awards at nationally and internationally recognised festivals

  • Laurels for entries in the Sydney Film Festival and the Melbourne International Animation Festival
  • Laurels for entries in the AEAF Awards and The Rookies
  • Laurels for entries in the AACTA Awards and SIGGRAPH

Enjoy our showreel of student projects

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We're proud of our all of our graduates and their achievements

We feel privileged to have been able to help our talented graduates launch their exciting professional careers

  • We are proud of all our Master of Animation and Visualisation graduates, many of whom are rising quickly through the ranks in animation and visual effects studios in Australia and around the world. Here are just a few who have been making some impressive waves in industry since they graduated from the UTS Animal Logic Academy. If you too would like to hone your professional skills in a high-end digital production studio to accelerate the launch of your career, consider enrolling in the upcoming intake of the Master of Animation and Visualisation. 

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Our graduates are employed at top ranked studios

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Got questions? Send us email to learn more about the UTS Animal Logic Academy.