Diploma of Screen and Media - Animation
Animation is one of the most innovative and exciting fields of the screen industry – each year seems to top the last. Be part of this creative wave, while enhancing your job-readiness, with Swinburne’s Diploma of Screen and Media - Animation.
Swinburne has a long and lauded association with animation as an art form, but never have the opportunities been so expansive. This course teaches the fundamental skills to set you on the path toward excellent career options.
Master the techniques that have evolved over generations, with hands-on experience across a wide array of motion graphics and animation skills, including:
- 2D and 3D animation
- Character design
- 3D modelling
- Video and sound design
- Visual effects
At your graduation, you’ll have an extensive portfolio of work, along with practical skills and critical thinking to accompany it.
Pursue work in the screen and media industries as an animator, 3D modeller, concept artist, compositing artist, or web animator – in fact in any role that demands your particular set of skills in the screen and media landscape.
This course is currently in transition.
The course code, title, units, and content may change. Further information will become available on our website, upon enrolment or during your studies. To discuss your study options, please get in touch with us today.
1 year full-time
Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates
VTAC course codes
Animation (fee type determined by provider)
Film & Television (fee type determined by provider)
Sports Media (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Student work: Diploma of Screen and Media - Animation
Check out this showreel to see projects by Swinburne's Screen and Media - Animation students.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
- Headphone with microphone
- Camera through a computer connected to the internet to use “Collaborate Ultra” within the CANVAS Learning Management System
- Internet access
- External Hard Drive (1TB minimum)
Units of study
Create 3D digital animations (CUAANM302)
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
A VET Student Loan is available for this course – allowing you to defer part of your fees if you're eligible.
The maximum VET Student Loan amount for this course is $16,788. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Diploma of Screen and Media - Animation
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|For students who are not granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||For students who are granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do not receive a VET Student Loan||$20,210||$14,360||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do receive a VET Student Loan||$3,422||Fully Covered||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you’re eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 1,000.
- Basic computer use
- Drawing and visualisation
- Basic design principles