Bachelor of Creative Arts (3D Animation)
JMC Academy - Brisbane

Course outline

Animation at JMC has been developed in association with studio professionals from Pixar and Animal Logic and is born of a love affair between technology, creativity and science. Animation is an essential ingredient in the collaborative, innovative and future-forward global entertainment industry. Learn to design and develop characters and worlds – from concept to finished art – and create believable character performances and arresting graphical motion.

Take advantage of JMC’s industry-standard technology to bring your project to life, and add to your skills with extension electives like augmented and virtual reality, motion capture, and compositing. Build a polished portfolio and showreel and learn the essential skills of working in a studio with professional colleagues.

You will be able to access the Full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Autodesk Maya, Wacom Intuos Pro + Cintiq tablets, Animation lightboxes, ball + socket stop-motion rigs, Dragonframe stop-motion software, 18-camera motion-capture suites, VR facilities, green-screen studios, renderers (Redshift, Pixar RenderMan, Arnold), Substance Painter for texturing, Zbrush for sculpting, Compositing tools (After Effects, Nuke), Katana for Look Development and Shotgun Studio for Project Planning + Management.

With advanced-design campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, ongoing technology upgrades, a dedicated team of academics and industry professionals, and a network of international master class lecturers, JMC Academy is committed to ensuring our graduates make their own indelible mark on industry.

The positive impact of gamification is increasingly being used in a range of roles as a method of communication. Aside from the billion-dollar animation industry, JMC graduates find work in education, training, corporate business, advertising and many other sectors in any of the following roles.

All JMC bachelor degree graduates are eligible to apply for entry into JMC Academy’s Master of Creative Industries, or relevant post-grad qualification at any Australian university.


2 years full time on campus (over 6 trimesters).

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Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent. No ATAR required. Refer to JMC’s general admission criteria.

Additional entry requirements
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

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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

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Career opportunities

Game designer/producer, creative director, concept/character/environment artist, modeller, technical director, story writer, production manager, 3D or 2D animator, Storyboard artists, rigger, compositor.

Start Date

Offer rounds

17 Jan 2025
17 Jan 2025
17 Jan 2025


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Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts, Information technology
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

2 years Full time