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Diploma of 3D Design and Animation
Torrens University Australia - Online

Course outline

The Diploma of 3D Design and Animationprovides you with a theoretical and technical base of knowledge of general 3D principles and practice, along with an introduction to specialist areas within the 3D design and animation field.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to tell stories, bring characters and digital worlds to life, and how to respond to client briefs. Develop a portfolio to show off your creative potential to gain employment in the design sector. The diploma consists of shared subjects with cross-discipline diplomas and bachelors providing both on-boarding support, exposure to bachelor programs for pathway opportunities as well as a genuine exit qualification if you wish to directly enter the field upon graduation.

Area of study:

Design Studio

2D Asset Creation

3D Asset Creation

Digital Design Foundations

Game Design Principles

Animation Principles

Game Production Foundation

Beyond the Creative Industries

Work Integrated Learning

Digital Portfolio and Showreel

Procedural Geometry and Workflow

Industry partners and work placements:

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections. We have a strong network of partners and are always welcoming opportunities to build new relationships in the design world.

Work placement hours :Approximately 90 hours

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Fee notes

FEE-HELP available for eligible students.


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Additional entry requirements

Completed Year 12 or equivalent. Other admission pathways are available to applicants.

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Career opportunities

The course is a perfect stepping stone towards an exciting career in 3D design and animation as well as an entry point into one of our Bachelor degrees. Graduates You can find opportunities as permanent or freelance employees, either within a dedicated film or broadcast postproduction, animation, visual effects or game studio environment, or alternatively as an in-house specialist working for organisations.

Career paths:

2D/3D concept artist

3D animator

3D concept artist

3D games artist

3D generalist

3D modeller

Digital matte artist

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

24 Aug 2023
15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
Regular offers will be made

fee/$17440(first year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1-11/2 years Full time or 2-3 years Part time

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