3D Animation Foundations

Certificate II in Creative Industries CUA20215

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

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This course is totally Government Funded for eligible students in Victoria. See more info under MELBOURNE below.

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.

  • School Holidays:
  • 2 - 6th Oct
  • 2018
  • 21 - 25th Jan
  • 15 - 18th Apr
  • 2019
  • 8:45 am - 5:00 pm | 5 days per week
  • 3 x 1 week (40 hrs) blocks delivered over consecutive school holiday periods over 1 year
  • Full Fee: $1600
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $800

  • Commencing 19th Feb 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues session
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

  • School Holidays:
  • 15 - 18th Apr
  • 8 - 12th Jul
  • 30 - 4th Oct
  • 2019
  • 8:45 am - 5:00 pm | 5 days per week
  • 3 x 1 week (40 hrs) blocks delivered over consecutive school holiday periods over 1 year
  • NSW Board endorsed course | On campus delivery
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

  • Commencing 25th Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Thu session
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

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

  • Commencing 12th Feb 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (10 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $0.00
  • Government subsidised concession: $0.00
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

  • Commencing 30th Apr 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (10 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $0.00
  • Government subsidised concession: $0.00
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

  • Commencing 23rd Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (10 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $0.00
  • Government subsidised concession: $0.00
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

  • Commencing 1st Oct 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Wed, Thu session
  • 3 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (10 weeks)
Fees for Students eligible for Government Funding:
  • Government subsidised: $0.00
  • Government subsidised concession: $0.00
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

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

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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

Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

  • Commencing 19th Feb 2019
  • 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 1 Semester (15 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

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

  • Commencing 5th Feb 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

  • Commencing 22nd Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

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

  • Commencing 18th Mar 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon, Wed session
  • 1 Semester (15 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

  • Commencing 16th Jul 2019
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST | Mon, Wed session
  • 1 Semester (15 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2500
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1250

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

The minimum computer specifications that we recommend for Certificate courses are:

  • i5 microprocessor
  • 8 GB ram
  • This is a 100% online delivered course so there is a reasonable bandwidth speed required (512kbps minimum recommended) and downloads may vary from 60MB – 100MB per week for classes. An initial download of the software will be needed and this is around 4GB.
  • Headset with microphone

The minimum suggested computer specifications are:

  • i7 microprocessor
  • 8 GB ram
  • 6 series NVidia graphics card
  • This is a 100% online delivered course so there is a reasonable bandwidth speed required (512kbps minimum recommended) and downloads may vary from 60MB – 100MB per week for classes. An initial download of the software will be needed and this is around 4GB.
  • Headset with microphone

If your current computer meets these specifications, you will be able to install and run the software required for your course.

Online students will need the following software to successfully complete the course:

  • Unity3D Personal Edition - Unity
  • Autodesk Maya - Autodesk
  • Photoshop – Student versions can be purchased through the Adobe creative suite. Gimp can be used as a free alternative, however all our course resources and teacher knowledge revolve around using the Creative Cloud applications.
  • Web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Connect plugin
  • PDF Reader such as Adobe Acrobat reader

Students will also need an internet connection, preferably broadband for streaming live discussions, collaboration and downloads.

Units of Competency

CORE

  • BSBWOR203

    Work effectively with others

  • CUAIND201

    Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

  • CUAWHS302

    Apply work health and safety practices

ELECTIVES

  • BSBDES201

    Follow a design process

  • CUARES201

    Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication

  • CUAACD101

    Use basic drawing techniques

  • CUADIG202

    Develop digital imaging skills

  • BSBCRT101

    Apply critical thinking techniques

  • CUADIG201

    Maintain interactive content

  • BSBCRT301

    Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills (AIE Online, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide campuses only)

  • BSBWOR202

    Organise and complete daily work activities (Sydney campus only)

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.