What will I learn?

Some of the greatest stories ever told were the cartoons and animations that have stood the test of time. 2D story telling is loved the world over, for its simplicity, depth of character and creative possibilities. These days, 2D animation extends beyond the staples of Disney and childhood heroes. Japanese anime and manga are global phenomenon and 2D content is used in many avenues, including advertising, video games, web promotion and brand creation.

2D animation is for those who want to learn animation using traditional 2D techniques (but with modern tools). Students who take this path will have interests in things like drawing, character development, character animation, story and directing. Students will end up with a strong base of fundamental animating, and storytelling principles.

Outcomes

Learn the art of animation underpinned by a strong foundation of design, filmmaking and game design principles.

Storytelling and Design Fundamentals

  • Compel audiences using storytelling elements such as plot and character in games.
  • Fundamental design principles of form, colour, tone, shape, rhythm & texture & techniques for application across a range of contexts.
  • Production and editing of photography & videos for multiple modern screen media platforms.

Animation

  • Principles for effective sound design plus how to record, process and implement sound.
  • Create motion graphics & prepare files for animation.
  • Plan, animate and composite a professional level 2D Animation.
  • Work with speed & efficiency and to collaborate effectively under real-world pressure on industry briefs.
  • Learn industry-standard software and applications.

Software

Learn industry-standard software

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Adobe Animate CC
  • Pro Tools

Careers

Even if your ultimate dream is to work for a big production company like Disney, there are a multitude of steps along the way that will build your skills and portfolio, as well as putting some money in your pocket and introducing you to some of the most passionate workers in the world.

In Australia alone, there are a range of independent animation companies that produce cartoons for the local market. Head overseas and you’ll find the number of opportunities to work in a studio increases, especially if you have picked up different techniques – in both 2D and 3D – along your journey so far.

Specific Roles

  • Character Designer
  • Character Animator
  • Technical Animator
  • Concept Artist

CRICOS

073205E

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,800.00 (17,02,355) per year
Tuition fee: AUD $63,600 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee: AUD $200
Start date

7 February 2022, 30 May 2022

Venue

Academy of Information Technology

Sydney Campus,

Level 2, 7 Kelly Street,

ULTIMO,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,800.00 (17,02,355) per year
Tuition fee: AUD $63,600 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee: AUD $200
Start date

7 February 2022, 30 May 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

Level 13, 120 Spencer Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of senior high school equivalent to Australian Year 12 level of education. A minimum level of achievement is expected for direct entry into a Bachelor Degree. Students without Year 12 level of education may enter Diploma level study with the completion of a Certificate II or above. IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

For international students

Completion of year 12 or equivalent; OR

Certificate IV, VET Diploma or Higher Education Diploma (completion); OR

Successful completion of one year of full-time study in a degree course at a higher education provider; OR

Admission via non-academic criteria may include demonstrated interest or experience in relevant fields or work. Students may be asked to demonstrate this through a short-written piece, interview and or portfolio

IELTS Academic 6.0 or equivalent

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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