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Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation

Billy Blue College of Design

This course was previously titled ‘Bachelor of Digital Media (3D Design and Animation)’ with CRICOS code 090297K. The name has recently changed as part of Billy Blue at Torrens University Australia's continuous improvement process to more accurately describe the course content and industry outcomes that result from it.

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.

Design Institute Australia recognised course.

Available as a dual degree

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Melbourne
  • Available online
  • Available as blended

start dates

workload

  • 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*

Source*

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

  • 2D/3D Concept artist
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Games artist
  • 3D Generalist
  • 3D Modeller
  • Environment Designer
  • Previsualisation (previz) Artist
  • Visual Effects (VFX) 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.

Graduate SPOTLIGHT

"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

COURSE OVERVIEW

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation is designed to provide graduates with knowledge and skills in computer-based 3D modelling, rigging, animation, lighting and texturing suitable for a broad range of 3D design and animation-related sectors and employment opportunities. The Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation interweaves the acquisition of practical skills with the study of 3D design, underpinned by foundations of 3D modelling, animation and interactivity in the games industry, and the study of professional practice in 3D design and animation workplaces. The course design incorporates industry-informed briefs, industry mentors, client projects, internship opportunities and study of emerging areas of 3D design and animation practice. The Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation enables the combination of a well-rounded 3D design and animation generalist knowledge base with focused niche skills development in a 3D design and animation specialist area, leading either to graduate‐level employment in the 3D design sector or to further research-based enquiry or specialised design study at a post-graduate level.

Design Institute Australia recognised course.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • 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

The course structure comprises eight common core subjects, 12 specialised and four elective subjects over Levels 100, 200, and 300, as follows:

  • Level 100: three common core subjects; four specialised subjects; one elective subject
  • Level 200: three common core subjects; four specialised subjects; one elective subject
  • Level 300: two common core subjects, four specialised subjects; two elective subjects (one x 300 level and one x 200 or 300 level elective).

subjects

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.

Graduate SPOTLIGHT

"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.

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 Certificate (or equivalent)

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.
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More Information

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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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