Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

  • CRICOS code: 093582C
  • VTAC code: 3800639071
  • International VTAC code: 3800639073

What will I study?


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) provides an immersive and experiential education, focusing on the origination and development of animated projects for a wide range of screen contexts and audiences. There is a strong emphasis on developing your individual creative voice and experimentation while underlining the need to reach effectively and freshly to an audience.

The unique studio-based study environment enables individualistic learning as well as engagement and collaboration with students in other screen-based specialisations within Film and Television, as well as creative interdisciplinary collaborations with students across Performing Arts, Music, Visual Art, Design and Production.

In the first year of the course, you will undertake foundation exercises in animation research, techniques, experimentation, writing and storyboarding, sound, and project planning.

In year two, creative and technical skills are applied to character creation, world building, sound production and application of animation to expanded screen contexts.

In the final year, you will undertake studies in projects for collaborative and community practice, projection arts and animation production enterprise. In each year you will create an animated short film that you will write, direct, edit and animate, thereby developing a body of work that demonstrates a continued practice across all stages of animation production.

Your breadth studies

As part of your course at each year level, you can select breadth subjects either from our VCA elective subjects, or explore cross disciplinary studies from the wider University community, accessing multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills that will build on existing knowledge or present opportunities for you to investigate and develop new interests.

The breadth subjects available to commencing BFA students include those in fine arts (acting, animation, dance, production, film and television, music theatre, screenwriting, theatre and visual art), as well as music education, Indigenous knowledges, law, languages, psychology, social sciences, humanities, science, marketing and many more.

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Typically, you will study across four workdays with 20 formal contact hours and 20 hours of unsupervised studio time per week.

Sample course plan

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300-point program