Applications open for UTS Animal Logic Academy Scholarship
Applications are now open for the UTS Animal Logic Academy Scholarship, designed to support talented digital artists, animators, game designers and IT creatives looking to accelerate their careers in the fields of animation and visualisation.
The scholarship is open to students commencing the Master of Animation and Visualisation (MAV) at the UTS Animal Logic Academy in 2020. The MAV is an accelerated, industry-led one-year Masters degree that sees students take their skills to the next level in a professional studio environment under the mentorship of experienced industry experts.
In addition to developing advanced skills in computer-generated imagery (CGI), 3D animation and visual effects, the postgraduate degree also gives students the opportunity to explore emerging tech, developing creative project ideas and prototypes in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and real time (RT) technologies.
Animation and visualisation professionals often coming from a range of backgrounds such as animation, game design, fine arts, media production, computer programming, to name a few – the merit-based scholarship has been established to recognise the diverse pathways that lead to a career in the creative industries, and covers full tuition fees for the year-long program.
I'd really recommend applying for the UTS Animal Logic Scholarship for people in the industry who want to explore the emerging technologies and be given the chance and the opportunity to take their work to the next level.
Master of Animation and Visualisation graduate
“At the academy, we’re looking for passionate creatives, digital artists and IT specialists who are willing to join the next wave of creators, developers and producers in driving innovation, experimentation and creative excellence in the animation and visualisation industries. One of the great strengths of the academy is the diversity of our students, who work collaboratively to hone their technical and creative skills and produce award-winning projects,” says Ian Thomson, head of the academy.
“With Australia continuing to develop an international reputation for world class animation and visual effects, it’s an exciting time and place to be pushing the boundaries of what animation and visualisation can achieve in creating new worlds, experiences, research, careers and opportunities,” he says.
Combining practical knowhow with experimentation
For FX artist Alejandro Garrido, the opportunity to study at the UTS Animal Logic Academy exceeded his expectations of what postgraduate study could provide.
“One of the great things that I enjoyed was to be given that creative input, as well as being able to be given great opportunities to be experiencing and experimenting new technologies and staying ahead of productions, where a lot of the time you wouldn't be able to afford to experiment,” Garrido says.
“I'd really recommend applying for the UTS Animal Logic Scholarship for people in the industry who want to explore the emerging technologies and be given the chance and the opportunity to take their work to the next level.”
Alejandro G.: I'm Alejandro Garrido. I am the recipient of the Animal Logic Academy scholarship for 2017. I came from an Animal Logic effects team, and I am really grateful for being a part of the first ever crew of artists at the Academy.
Alejandro G.: So what do I do? An effects artist. We're involved in the end side of productions. We are normally the guys that go and blow things up, add smoke, fire, or simple dust effects to things. Our work is normally very prominent, but it's the more secretive side of effects that is the real key. The work that we do, it is really, really important. Even the smallest things, we are very careful to make sure that they tell a story of what is happening. Even something like effects is a vital element to storytelling. We might be thinking that effects is just big explosion things and cars burning and things like, but I believe that there is an element of storytelling to be told with everything. One of the great things that I enjoyed was being able to have that creative input, as well as being able to be given great opportunities at experiencing and experimenting with new technologies and staying ahead of productions, where a lot of the times, you wouldn't be able to afford the time to experiment.
Alejandro G.: I would really recommend the UTS Animal Logic Academy scholarships for people in the industry who want to explore the emerging technologies and be given a chance, an opportunity, to take their work to the next level.
The faculty also offers a number of PhD scholarships for candidates who are keen to explore new fields of enquiry and research in animation and visualisation. Learn more about our research program.
Interested in learning more?
For full details about the scholarship, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the UTS Animal Logic Scholarship page. Scholarship applications close 9 December 2019.
Applications for the 2020 intake of the Master of Animation and Visualisation close on 23 December 2019.