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
- 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.
Units of Competency
Work effectively with others
Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Apply work health and safety practices
Follow a design process
Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication
Use basic drawing techniques
Develop digital imaging skills
Apply critical thinking techniques
Maintain interactive content
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills (AIE Online, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide campuses only)
Organise and complete daily work activities (Sydney campus only)
Film and VFX News