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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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. 

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

  • Film production space featuring an abstract multi coloured forrest set
    Stop motion student work
  • A model of a black cart carrying creepy grey figure is in focus with the background blurred
    Stop motion student work
  • Digital camera setup upon stand ready to capture wooden figurine in blurred background
    Stop motion student work

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