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Bachelor of Digital Media (3D Design & Animation)

Billy Blue College of Design

You might have noticed they’re doing some fairly incredible things in the cartoon space these days, and you could join them! The first thing you’ll learn is not to call it ‘the cartoon space’. After that, you’ll be invited into a cartoon space of modelling, rigging, giant mallets, animation, texturing, dropping safes on people, lighting, composition and rolling your eyes at dusty old gags. In addition, you’ll be at the edge’s edge of what’s happening in VR / AR – which, between us, is so exciting you won’t be able to keep up your cool retro-mirrorshades attitude. We see you, Spike Spiegel. All that, and in your final year you can apply for an internship with a professional 3D design and animation studio, with the chance to work on live projects for a real-world client. Not a cartoon client.

Available as a dual degree

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Melbourne
  • Available as blended
  • Available online

start dates


  • 10 hours per subject, per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed.

course duration

  • Full-time accelerated: 2 years
  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference at Billy Blue is that you’ll start working in your industry from day one – getting real experience, learning from real industry professionals and making real industry connections. Plus, we have university accreditation and a commercially focused educational philosophy.

What can you expect when you graduate?

The average salary earned by an Animator.

$70 000*


You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • 3D Animator
  • Digital Design
  • 3D Concept Artist
  • Compositor
  • Digital Matte Artist

Innovative Learning

We want you to feel, see and be heard. We think that students learn faster and progress through material quicker in smaller classes. Our ‘Blended’ study options mean that you can also study on campus and online during your course.


"Billy Blue changed my life through the internship program. Through one of my teachers at uni I was offered an internship at his workplace. I managed to impress them so much I was offered a job there while I was still studying.”

Tristan Klein – Graduate



This cutting-edge degree can lead you into a career in one of the most imaginative, innovative and technically sophisticated fields of design – 3D design and animation. Guided by industry leaders, you’ll develop modelling and 3D design skills – including texture creation, lighting and original stylistic visual approaches – that will let you create photorealistic and animate visualisations. You’ll use your ever-growing digital expertise to present an original design outcome while collaborating with other students. Together you will plan a project from start to finish – through the creation of the animation to the development of a management plan that reflects industry processes. To gain the most current hands-on experience, you can apply for an internship with a professional 3D design and animation studio, and have the opportunity to work on a live project for a real client. In your final year, as well as refining your animation skills, you will develop your professional 3D design and animation portfolio, so you are ready to start your career in an industry where you can unleash your creativity and your technical know-how every working day.


  • Skills in modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting and compositing
  • Real world briefs
  • Knowledge of industry creative processes
  • Opportunity to intern with a professional 3D design and animation studio

What you’ll study

You’ll need to complete 8 core subjects, 14 specialised subjects and 2 electives.


Create something amazing

The great thing about Billy Blue is you don’t have to wait until you finish to produce exceptional work. Take a look at some of our student’s work.


"Billy Blue changed my life through the internship program. Through one of my teachers at uni I was offered an internship at his workplace. I managed to impress them so much I was offered a job there while I was still studying.”

Tristan Klein – Graduate

How you’ll study

Fit everything in with our flexible course options. You can study when it suits you online or on campus.

personalise your course

At Billy Blue, we offer flexible study pathways and recognise prior learning - you might find you’ve already completed a chunk of your degree already.

How Much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

How can I pay?

Can I apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60 or equivalent OR speak to a Course and Career Advisor for special entry.

If you do not meet the ATAR requirements

You can apply through Special Entry;

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level:

  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design) - applicable to Design only
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

International students seeking student visas must comply with regulations from the Department of Home Affairs.

Ready to apply

Applying to Billy Blue is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

International students

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

More Information

If this course sounds appetising, find out more:

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Frequently asked questions - Bachelor of Digital Media (3D Design & Animation)

Yes, all Billy Blue qualifications are accredited by Torrens University Australia and nationally recognised. In addition, Billy Blue’s close industry links ensure that your Billy Blue qualification is highly respected within the design industry.

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

Billy Blue Bachelor Degree courses are eligible for FEE HELP (Australian students only). FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

All students are required to bring a laptop to classes.

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