University of Technology Sydney

C10462v1 Bachelor of Animation Production Bachelor of International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Animation Production (BAnimProd)
Bachelor of International Studies (BIntSt)

UAC code: 609347 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 107051M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Other information

Overview

For those who have a passion for visual arts, drawing and storytelling, the Bachelor of Animation Production 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 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.

This degree combines a professional degree with language and culture studies, enhancing professional training and career options by providing students with the opportunity to undertake studies at an overseas University.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Animation Production are image-makers, critical thinkers and storytellers in equal measure and we help equip them to become leaders in this industry. Students will 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.

One of the benefits of studying our Bachelor of Animation Production is the link to UTS’s existing industry connections that help give students that competitive advantage. Students have the opportunity to work with live projects and active partners, such as ABC Podcasts, VIVID, the Australia Piano Quartet, and other collaborations with international universities at the Annecy MIFA campus etc. UTS also has long-standing relationships with Sydney's local animation studios such as Flying Bark Productions, Mighty Nice, Cheeky Little Media, Dave Enterprises, and Animal Logic which offer students multiple opportunities to engage in practice while studying.

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.

Course aims

This course gives students skills and vision that will extend beyond the university and cultivates a collaborative, global vision of storytelling and image-making founded in the cinema arts.

As part of the community of continual development and industry innovation, the course aims to create new approaches to 2D and 3D animation, studio practice and VFX design, enabling graduates to lead and contribute across a broad range of creative partnerships and collaborations.

Students develop an understanding of their individual design language and practice in relation to historical, theoretical and contemporary contexts.

Career options

The industry-focused Bachelor of Animation Production 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:

Com.1.1 Apply fundamental and higher-level animation and cinematic principles with understanding and professional proficiency.
Com.1.2 Demonstrate a high level of craft and production value across multiple methods, aesthetics and techniques of the animation process
Com.1.3 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.
Com.2.1 Deploy literacy skills to undertake primary and secondary research, exploring a wide range of visual and textual materials, and connect research process to final outcomes
Com.2.2 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.
Com.2.3 Contextualise work within current and historical animation practice and theory.
Com.2.4 Integrate risk taking and experimentation through development of unique aesthetics, techniques and movement languages in animation.
Com.3.1 Employ professional skills responsibly and respectfully demonstrating sensitivity as a global citizen and being open to cultural exchange, inclusion and dialogue.
Com.4.1 Apply a critical and responsible understanding of Indigenous peoples, cultures and protocols to creative practice
Com.5.1 Act with transparency and exhibit personal and professional ethical integrity and broad social responsibility.
Com.6.1 Possess well-developed skills and proficiencies to present and communicate narrative, complexity and abstract ideas with precision.
Com.6.2 Work cooperatively as part of a creative team, challenging and negotiating differences with candour, engaging with the big-picture while mindful of detail, perception and nuance, and take a leadership role when required.
INT.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and/or internationally.
INT.2.1 Evaluate critically theoretical and specialised knowledge of contemporary societies, cultures and workplaces.
INT.2.2 Analyse, generate and communicate creative solutions to work-related problems within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT.3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and/or internationally
INT.4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT.5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

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; or CAE: 176-184.

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.

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. During their first year of study students complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Bachelor of Animation Production (144 credit points)

  • Core Animation Production subjects (108 credit points)
  • Communication Core Subjects (12 credit points)
  • Electives (24 credit points)

International Studies (96 credit points). In the International Studies component students select the language they will study at the time of enrolment, and either the Language, Culture and the Professional World pathway or the Language, Culture and Global Exchange pathway. Information relating to entry into International Honours pathway can be found in the Information for Students section.

Overseas study

In the International studies component students have the following options:

1. Language, Culture & the Professional World: includes an internship and option of a short study abroad experience (2-6 weeks) overseas.

2. Language, Culture & Global Exchange: includes an internship and a 6-month global exchange at any UTS partner university.

3. International Honours: includes a full year at a relevant partner university where students complete an honours level research project.

Course completion requirements

STM91638 Core Subjects (Animation Production) 108cp
STM91639 Communication Literacies 12cp
CBK92055 Electives 24cp
CBK92057 Country and Language choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10462

Course program

The typical course program is shown below for students commencing in Autumn session with the German Language and Culture major, and completing the Language, Culture & the Professional World pathway or the International Honours pathway.

It is recommended that students who elect to complete the Language, Culture & Global Exchange pathway complete 999781 International Research Methods in Year 3 Autumn, so that they can undertake their Exchange session during Year 4 Autumn.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
54403 Studio: Foundations in Animation Language   12cp
54406 Context: 2D Animation Introduction   6cp
52680 Digital Media Industries   6cp
Spring session
54402 Studio: Foundations in Animation Design   12cp
54409 Context: Introduction to Hybrid Animation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92055 Electives 24cp  
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
54407 Context: Animation Character   6cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Spring session
54408 Context: Animation Character Rigging Advanced   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92055 Electives 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
52698 Communicating Difference   6cp
54405 Studio: Narrative Investigations in Animation   12cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Spring session
54404 Studio: Narrative Experimentations in Animation   12cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92055 Electives 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
54401 Studio: Animation Practice   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92055 Electives 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91640 2D Context 12cp  
STM91641 3D Context 12cp  
Spring session
54414 Studio: Animation Industry Project   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91640 2D Context 12cp  
STM91641 3D Context 12cp  

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

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or +61 2 9514 1222
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