Bachelor of Animation
SAE Creative Media Institute - Brisbane

Course outline

SAE Animation graduates have been involved with many creative media companies, including Big Ant Studios, The Voxel Agents, Trickster Games, CSIRO, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Ignition Studios, VR Solutions, Chroma, Buzinga, Firemonkeys, Learning Seat, Thales Australia, Visual Playground and Iloura.

Our Bachelor of Animation is all about building your character and credentials by giving you hands-on experience in a broad range of topics related to the Animation and Computer Graphics industries, such as Character Animation, Visual Storytelling, 3D Modelling and Computer Graphics, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, and producing a polished major project utilising your industry specialisation skills.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects in partnership with your course peers. By the end of your course, you could be collaborating with students across all SAE disciplines.

Areas of study: 2D and 3D character animation, 3D modelling, texturing and shaders, realtime and offline rendering, drawing and composition, production for screen and games, computer-generated visual effects, animation, media and cultural studies, histories and theories, project management, business and leadership skills, employability skills in screen industry contexts, screen industry best practices.


Duration is two years full-time. Part-time study available for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders).
SAE has a range of approaches to learning and teaching that can be activated to provide flexibility in the face of changing circumstances as required, to support student progression regardless of external factors.

Fee notes

Full course.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for SAE Creative Media Institute and for this course, refer to Entry Requirements on SAE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Interview

Additional entry requirements

SAE will contact applicants to arrange a short, informal interview. For information about the interview, contact SAE on 1800 723 338.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

3D Generalist, 3D or 2D Animator, Concept Artist, Motion Graphics Designer, Storyboard Artist, Media Industry Specialist, FX Artist, Technical Artist, 3D Asset Modeller, 3D Character Modeller, Junior Rigging TD, Surfacing Artist, Junior Lighting TD, Production Coordinator, Junior Assembly & Layout Artist, Roto Artist, Junior Matchmover and Cleanup, Junior Compositor.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

22 Aug 2024
9 Jan 2025
23 Apr 2025

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time