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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 8th May 2018
5.30pm - 9.30pm | Tue session
2 semesters (30 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00
Commencing 12th May 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm | Sat session
2 Semesters (15 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00
Commencing 28th July 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm | Sun session
2 Semesters (15 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

Commencing 26th Sep 2017
4.30pm - 9.30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays + 5.30pm - 9.30pm every 2nd Wednesday
1 Semester (10 weeks)
Full Fee: $1400.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $700.00
Commencing 24th Apr 2018
4.30pm - 9.30pm - Tuesdays & Thursdays + 5.30pm - 9.30pm - every 2nd Wednesday
1 semester (10 weeks)
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)
Full Fee: $1600.00
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00

Full fee courses include a Learner services fee ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

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
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 ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

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 ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

Commencing 12th Feb 2018
12.00pm - 3.00pm AEST | Mon & Wed session
6.30pm - 9.30pm AEST | Mon & Wed session
1 semester (20 weeks)
Full Fee: $1600.00 AUD
Year 10, 11 and 12: $800.00 AUD
Commencing 16th Jul 2018
12.00pm - 3.00pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon & Wed session
6.30pm - 9.30pm AEDT (daylight savings) | Mon & Wed session
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 ($80) and a non-refundable enrolment fee ($50).

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. All the software is free to download or will be provided on a DVD.

  • Autodesk Maya - Autodesk
  • Gimp - Gimp or purchase Photoshop through the adobe creative suite - Adobe
  • 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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