3D Animation Foundations

Certificate II in Creative Industries CUA20220

3D Animation Foundations is designed to introduce students to the many career opportunities available for 3D artists, animators and designers. This course gives students an understanding of the creative potential of the 3D animation software used in the games, film and visual effects industry.

The course covers the fundamentals of 3D animation including:

  • 3D modeling
  • Texturing
  • Animation
  • Lighting
  • Rendering
  • Character design
  • Environment design
  • Short movie production

The course is focused on learning how to create a short animated film with a 3D character at an introductory level. Students start by planning and discussing their short animated film ideas through concept art and storyboards. Students learn how to model and animate their designs. They will then complete the production process with a short animated film that is presented on a video hosting website (such as Youtube).

Students will also learn how the 3D animation film industry works. They will learn about how studios are setup, the software they use and the people they employ.

3D Animation Foundations serves as a valuable bridge to further study in 3D animation, including 3D animation for games or film. Graduates leave with a portfolio of work, knowledge and skills useful in many other multimedia and design areas.

For students currently studying in year 11 or 12 at an ACT or NSW College/High School, this course may be counted towards your Higher School Certificate or Year 12 Certificate. For more information, please contact your school VET co-ordinator or AIE reception.

Course Fees and Start Dates

Please see course start dates and associated fees below.
Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.

. Commencing 7th Feb 2024
. 5:15 pm - 8:45 pm | Wed session
. 1 x Evening session per week
. 2 Semesters (35 weeks)
. VETiS course delivered ONLINE

. 15 - 19th Apr | 8 - 12th Jul | 30 - 4th Oct 2024
. 8:45 am - 5:00 pm | Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
. 5 days per week
. 3 x 1 week (40 hrs) delivered over consecutive school holiday periods over 1 year
. VETiS course delivered on AIE CAMPUS

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This is a non-scored VCE VET program

  • This VCE VET programs contributes to your VCE.
  • This program does not contribute to your ATAR.

This course can only be offered in a Victorian School if they deliver this course. Students wanting to enrol will need to enquire or via the online delivery.
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This is a direct entry course, no portfolio or interview is necessary.

Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.

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