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 8th Feb 2023
  • 5:15 pm - 9:15 pm | Wed session
  • 1 x evening session per week
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3100
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1550

  • School Holidays:
  • 10 - 14th Apr
  • 10 - 14th Jul
  • 2 - 6th Oct
  • 2023
  • 8:45 am - 5:00 pm | 5 days per week
  • 3 x 1 week (40 hrs) delivered over consecutive school holiday periods over 1 year
  • NSW Board endorsed course | On campus delivery
  • Full Fee: $3100
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1550

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 8th Feb 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 x evening sessions per week. Wednesday delivered online.
  • Half Semester (10 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2990
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1495

  • Commencing 26th Apr 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 x evening sessions per week. Wednesday delivered online.
  • Half Semester (10 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2990
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1495

  • Commencing 28th Sep 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 x evening sessions per week. Wednesday delivered online.
  • Half Semester (10 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2990
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1495

** If you are studying a VETiS course, your course fee will be determined by your school.

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 8th Feb 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Wed session
  • 1 x evening session per week and 1 x full week 2-6 October
  • 2 Semesters (29 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3100
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1550

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 6th Feb 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3100
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1550

  • Commencing 25th Jul 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3100
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1550

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

  • Commencing 7th Feb 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues session
  • 1 x day session per week, delivered online
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3100
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1550

  • Commencing 7th Feb 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week, delivered online
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3100
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1550

  • Commencing 18th Jul 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 x evening sessions per week, delivered online
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $3100
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1550

Courses fees include a non-refundable enrolment fee ($65).

Units of Competency

CORE

  • BSBTWK201

    Work effectively with others

  • CUAIND211

    Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

  • CUAWHS312

    Apply work health and safety practices

ELECTIVES

  • CUAIND211

    Follow a design process

  • CUARES201

    Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication

  • CUAACD101

    Use basic drawing techniques

  • CUADIG212

    Develop digital imaging skills

  • CUADIG211

    Maintain interactive content

  • BSBPEF202

    Plan and apply time management

Reserve your place

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.