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 10th Feb 2021
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Wed session
  • 1 night per week
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • NSW Board endorsed course | On campus delivery
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

  • Commencing 27th Jul 2021
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 2 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (15 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

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

  • Commencing 9th Feb 2021
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

  • Commencing 24th Feb 2021
  • 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wed session
  • For year 10 - 12 school students in ACT Only
  • 2 Semesters (28 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

  • Commencing 20th Jul 2021
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

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

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

  • Commencing 2nd Feb 2021
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tues, Thu session
  • Evenings, 2 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

  • Commencing 19th Jul 2021
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Mon, Wed session
  • Evenings, 2 nights per week
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

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

  • Commencing 9th Feb 2021
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST | Tues, Thu session
  • Delivered online
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

  • Commencing 22nd Feb 2021
  • 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon session
  • Delivered online
  • 2 Semesters (30 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

  • Commencing 20th Jul 2021
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Tues, Thu session
  • Delivered online
  • 1 Semester (20 weeks)
  • Full Fee: $2900
  • Year 10, 11 and 12: $1450

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

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

ACT SKILLED CAPITAL FUNDING FOR TRAINING is available to eligible students living or working in the ACT.

JOB TRAINER funding is available for eligible students living or working in the ACT and is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.

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.