At Swinburne, our animation programs will teach you to look further than just great visuals. We place an emphasis on the creative and analytical components of animation, as well as the fundamentals of on-screen work.

Through our animation courses, you’ll understand film production techniques, the storytelling process and the principles of on-screen design to create visual art that people can truly connect with.  

Our animation degrees combine the theory and techniques of film and video production, so you can bring your stories to life. 

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Don't be put off by the whole VTAC process - it really is easier than it looks (thanks to our VTAC-TICAL Toolkit.) Inside it, you'll find 'power tools' like our Plan of VTAC web session with the experts - which we recorded recently - the ATAR calculator plus the opportunity to chat one-one-one with a course expert. 

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  • Former students Andrew, Lucy and Bradley at the Goldsmith awards

    STUDENT SUCCESS

    Former students tug Hollywood heartstrings

    Having a film shortlisted for the Oscars probably seemed like an impossible dream for Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe when they started at Swinburne. But the dream became an extremely exciting reality as their seven-minute stop-motion film, Lost & Found was shortlisted for the 2019 Academy Awards. With an AACTA for best short animation already stitched up, the pair has also been nominated for the prestigious Annie Awards. 

Animation at swinburne

Student work

Check out this showreel to see projects by our animation students. You'll learn how to create 2D and 3D animation, stop-motion animation and motion graphics.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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Digital media graduate Kiersten shares her story

Student experience

Through work integrated learning as part of her degree, Kiersten was employed as a 3D modeler before she had even graduated. Now she's animating international feature films.

Stop motion animation studio

  • Stop motion student work
  • Stop motion student work
  • Stop motion student work

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