Bachelor of Animation
Griffith University - South Bank

Course outline

This degree is the ideal launching pad for you to play a significant role in the animation and visual effects industries in Australia and abroad. Using top-of-the-line hardware and premium industry-recognised software, you’ll produce original animated projects from concept to delivery. Griffith University is an officially recognised Toon Boom Centre of Excellence, which verifies the Griffith Film School Bachelor of Animation meets a high standard of depth, breadth and quality. You’ll learn skills in concept development, storyboarding, 2D, 3D and stop motion character animation, editing, sound recording, visual effects, virtual production, post production and motion capture. Choose one of three majors: animating, art direction and technical direction, each based on a foundation of drawing, screen analysis, scriptwriting and animation principles. Whatever your interests and career aspirations in the field of animation are, this degree has them covered: you will receive a year of generalist training, before developing your specialisation in second and third year via your major. There’s also space for electives to enhance your majors and develop secondary skillsets. Client work and internships that are part of this degree will help you sketch out your future career. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Animation at GU.


Animating; art direction; technical direction.

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Admissions Criteria

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Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

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Career opportunities

As a graduate, you’ll be able to work in 2D, 3D and stop motion character animation and visual effects for film, television, computer games and interactive media companies. You’ll be prepared for a career that includes many exciting and creative pathways such as designing characters and environments for 2D and CGI/3D and stop-motion animated projects, scriptwriting, storyboarding and pre-visualisation, illustration, graphic art, compositing, matte painting, and visual effects.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$10000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time