• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code ANVI-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Animation and Video Major Major

The Animation and Video Major focuses on the two fundamental, interlinked, building blocks of digital culture - animation and video.

Students will learn 2D animation, 3D animation, video, compositing, editing, and essential production skills. They will work in a suite of computer labs and production studios and have access to necessary technologies, equipment and software. After a broad introduction, students focus on a particular area of specialization in their final semesters. Throughout the Major both conceptual and technical skills will be progressively developed, enabling students to develop their own personal creative works in 2D animation, 3D animation, video or a composite of those media. Studio Theory modules will situate their practice within the broader field of the visual arts.

The creative arts context of the School of Art, within the larger context of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts and the College of Arts and Social Sciences, will encourage students to develop innovative, strongly individualistic works. Students can draw on the electives in the School of Art, gaining a deeper and broader technical and creative skill set, as well as electives from the College more broadly, allowing them to situate their work within a rich cultural context.

Graduates go on to be practicing visual artists; to undertake further study and higher degree research; to work in galleries and museums; to train as teachers or lecturers; to set up their own businesses; or to work in the film, television and allied industries.

Learning outcomes

Students who complete this major will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in animation and video.
  • Apply relevant skills and knowledge to realise fully resolved works of individual creative expression.
  • Develop and evaluate concepts and technological processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a creative environment in response to project demands.
  • Apply occupational health and safety regulations and principles within a workshop environment.


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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

48 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTV1103 Animation and Video: The Digital Workspace 6
ARTV1104 Animation and Video: Digital Equipment and Studios 6
ARTV2609 Animation and Video: Video Camera and Storyboarding 6
ARTV2610 Animation and Video: 3D Animation and Character Development 6
ARTV2613 Animation and Video: Video Production 6
ARTV2614 Animation and Video: 3D and 2D Animation 6
ARTV3615 Animation and Video: Project Development. 6
ARTV3616 Animation and Video 8: Independent Work Proposal 6
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