Bachelor of Arts (Animation)
Animation is about bringing things to life. If you spent most of your high school years populating your books with new characters in fantastic worlds, this is the ideal course for you.
It is also an evolving career choice as digital technology continues to bring great changes and many new opportunities. Areas that were separate, but related, are merging. Traditional, underlying knowledge and skills remain. At the same time the craft is also broadening and its application is changing considerably.
Using digital technology, people coming into the industry can be involved in feature films or TV programs made entirely using 3D; 2D animation; visual effects that enhance the movies and TV shows we watch; creating simulations and visualisations; as well as a variety of media such as the Internet, mobile devices and games consoles.
You'll learn techniques developed by the great masters of traditional animation, as well as the very latest in digital tools. You'll watch and discuss masterworks as well as experiment with your own styles and techniques. While the focus is on the artistic and creative aspects of these media, we will focus on preparing you for a career. You'll graduate with the knowledge, skill and attitude to get that first job; that is, the ability to use the software to work quickly and competently, as required as part of a production team.
At the same time, the course emphasises the 'higher level' skills that you can transfer across media, over time, or as the technology develops. We'll help you develop all these skills as well as add value to what you do by drawing on a creative and artistic background. This range of skills and creative qualities will help you stand out and propel you through a fun career.
As a graduate, you can set your goals in one or more of the following broad areas. They are only described briefly here and many more actual roles exist.
Rewards vary depending on the budget and size of production, the demand of a particular skill at a particular time and the experience and ability of the artist. As a junior starting out, you could expect to earn around $35,000 pa, with more senior salaries around $80, 000 - $90,000. Top salaries, particularly in the international area, can easily skyrocket well over $100,000.
The Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) Degree (majoring in Animation) is 3 years full time.
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