University of Technology Sydney

C09130v1 Bachelor of Animation Production (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Animation Production (Honours) (BAnimProd(Hon))
CRICOS code: 107053J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City Campus

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Other information


For those who have a passion for visual arts, drawing and storytelling, the Bachelor of Animation Production (Honours) at UTS gives students the knowledge and hands-on experience required to create animation work that communicates clear and powerful ideas, helping them stand out in a global industry.

The Bachelor of Animation Production (Honours) students learn how to observe the world around them, drawing directly from life to gain inspiration for characters and stories. They discover how to think creatively and develop ideas through multiple stages, focusing upon character development, narrative structure and engaging performance. They also learn fundamental 2D, 3D and hybrid animation skills to bring their stories to life.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Animation Production (Honours) are image-makers, critical thinkers and storytellers in equal measure and we help equip them to become leaders in this industry. Students learn to develop, pitch and defend ideas, and ultimately create original content for film, TV, advertising and other screen-based media that will engage global audiences.

UTS understands that teamwork is at the heart of the animation industry which is why a studio-led approach is used to create a high-intensity practical environment where students learn how to work with their peers in a professional and collaborative atmosphere, melding creativity, technology and research.

The honours year allows exploration through the completion of an independent animated film/project.

Career options

The Bachelor of Animation Production (Honours) opens up animation careers in film, television and emergent screen-based content creation industries. Career options include director, animator, scriptwriter, concept artist, production designer, character designer, set designer, storyboard artist, layout artist, digital cinematographer, technical director, producer, modeller, rigger, VFX artist, editor, colourist and compositor.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Independently cultivate aesthetic sensibility, demonstrate professional skills in practice including knowledge and standards, and can work conceptually.
1.2 Apply theoretically informed processes to production practice, including managing complexity and collaboration, incorporating research into development, active iteration and critique, clarity in communication, delegation, and resource management.
2.1 Demonstrate reflexive critical thinking as creative practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative, and innovative, with an ability to evaluate their own and others' work with candour.
2.2 Present work with precision and relevance to contemporary industry practice and contextualise work within current and historical animation knowledge and theory.
2.3 Re-imagine human practices through storytelling, performance and communication.
3.1 Demonstrate an awareness and knowledge of contexts and openness to cultural exchange as a global citizen.
4.1 Apply a critical and responsible understanding of Indigenous peoples, cultures and protocols to creative practice.
5.1 Act transparently and demonstrate an awareness of ethical practice and integrity across civil society's personal, political, and professional contexts, including cultural and gender diversity.
6.1 Communicate with a high degree of sensitivity, precision and technical proficiency when presenting narrative, complexity and abstraction to a broad audience.
6.2 Demonstrate proficiencies in communication to professionally develop, and critically reflect upon and find solutions through collaborative work

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

All applicants must submit the required documents as part of their application. More information can be found on the Bachelor of Animation Production (Honours) website under the How to Apply section.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Bachelor of Music and Sound Design, Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts and Production), Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), Bachelor of Animation Production Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points comprising of animation studios.

Course completion requirements

STM91642 Core Subjects (Honours) 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
55500 Studio: Advanced Animation Practice   12cp
55501 Studio: Animation Project Pre-production   12cp
Spring session
55502 Studio: Animation Project/Production   24cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Animation Production (Honours) may be awarded with first class, second class division 1, second class division 2 or third class honours. The final level of honours achieved is determined by a weighted calculation of the three components of the honours course as follows:

  • 55502 Studio: Animation Project/Production: 50 per cent
  • 55500 Studio: Advanced Animation Practice: 25 per cent
  • 55501 Studio: Animation Project Pre-production: 25 per cent.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222