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3D Animation FoundationsCertificate II in Creative Industries CUA20215

Overview

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.

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)

Online options available

3D Animation Foundations is now offered from our Online campus. Find out more about what it would be like to study this course online.

Course Fees and Start Dates

Select your closest campus below to see course start dates and associated fees.
Please note: VET in School students should see their school’s VET Coordinator for fees.

Commencing 20th Feb 2018
5.30pm - 9.30pm | Tue session
2 semesters (30 weeks)
NSW Board endorsed course
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00
School holidays:
16-20th Apr | 9-13th Jul | 2-6th Oct *(Tue-Sat) 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm | 5 days per week
3 x 1 week (40 hrs) blocks delivered over consecutive school holiday periods
NSW Board endorsed course
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00
Commencing 24th Jul 2018
5.30pm - 9.30pm | Tue session
2 semesters (30 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00
School holidays:
2-6th Oct *(Tue-Sat) 2018 Jan | Apr 2019
9.00am - 5.00pm | 5 days per week
3 x 1 week (40 hrs) blocks delivered over consecutive school holiday periods
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($90) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($60).

Commencing 24th Apr 2018
4.30pm - 9.30pm - Tuesdays & Thursdays + 5.30pm - 9.30pm - every 2nd Wednesday
1 semester (10 weeks)
Government subsidised: $625.00
Government subsidised concession: $245.00
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00
Commencing 25th Sep 2018
4.30pm - 9.30pm - Tuesdays & Thursdays + 5.30pm - 9.30pm - every 2nd Wednesday
1 semester (10 weeks)
Government subsidised: $625.00
Government subsidised concession: $245.00
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00

** 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.

All course fees include a Learner services fee ($90) and A non-refundable enrolment fee ($60)

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

Commencing 13th Feb 2018
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Tue & Thu session
1 semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00
1 evening per week +
School holidays (2-5th Oct) 2018
6.00pm - 6.30pm | Wed session
9.00am - 5.00pm | 4 days in school holiday
1 week (40 hrs) delivered on school holiday + 1 session per week for 26 weeks
St Clare's & Marist College Only
Year 10, 11 and 12: $700.00
Commencing 24th Jul 2018
5.30pm - 9.30pm | Tue & Thu session
1 semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($90) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($60).

Commencing 5th Feb 2018
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Mon & Wed session
1 semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00
Commencing 24th Jul 2018
5.30pm - 8.30pm | Tue & Thu session
1 semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($90) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($60).

Commencing 12th Feb 2018
11.00am - 2.00pm AEST | Mon session
6.30pm - 9.30pm AEST | Mon & Wed session
1 day + 1 evening session or 2 evening sessions per week
1 semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00 AUD
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00 AUD
Commencing 16th Jul 2018
11.00am - 2.00pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon session
6.30pm - 9.30pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon & Wed session
1 day + 1 evening session or 2 evening sessions per week
1 semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00 AUD
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00 AUD

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($90) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($60).

Online Hardware Requirements

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 Software Requirements

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.

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.

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