University of Technology Sydney

C11326v1 Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation (GradCertAnimVis)
CRICOS code: 092412G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is offered on a full-time basis only.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Rules and regulations
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation has been developed in partnership with the industry-leading digital animation studio Animal Logic and is offered through the UTS Animal Logic Academy. The course develops creative professional practice, conceptual skills and technical dexterity in animation and visualisation production. Under the guidance and mentorship of practitioners and leaders from the industry, learning takes place in a custom-built digital production studio modelled on real-world production work structure and engineered to the highest industry standards, with tools and technologies that are leading the animation and visualisation industries into the future.

The Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation introduces participants to the working practices of a professional digital production studio. Students engage in concept and story development, pre-visualisation, modelling, animation and pipeline production for early-stage development of animation and visualisation projects. Under the mentorship of practitioners from industry, students work in collaborative teams on high-level, professional-style projects.

Career options

Students graduate with experience working with professional workflows on collaborative, large-scale projects. They further develop their knowledge and skills in a number of aspects of animation and visualisation project production such as story development, pre-visualisation, modelling, animation and project presentation, gaining valuable real-world experience which prepares them for professional roles in industry.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation graduates use advanced knowledge of ethical Indigenous research approaches to inform their professional application in the fields of animation and visualisation, when working for and with Indigenous peoples and communities.
B.2 Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation graduates engage a broad range of stakeholders, and are able to evaluate social, economic and ethical impacts within the fields of animation and visualisation.
C.3 Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation graduates apply advanced design strategies to develop creative and technical outcomes within identified constraints.
D.4 Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation graduates apply advanced knowledge, technical ability and research skills to design and produce animation and visualisation works.
E.5 Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation graduates communicate professionally to specialist and non-specialist audiences and collaborate across disciplinary, hierarchical and professional boundaries in a global context.
F.6 Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation graduates are reflective, action-oriented, lifelong learners who make positive contributions to organisations and the broader society.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must nominate one specialisation in 3D animation or visualisation production. The available specialisations are:

Art Department (concept art, environment art, storyboarding, character development), Pre-Visualisation/Layout, Modelling, Rigging, Animation, Visual Effects, Surfacing/Texturing, Production Management or Technical Direction

Applicants must provide the following portfolio of work substantiating their skill.

  • For applicants from digital artist specialisations (see list above, not including technical direction or production coordination), please provide a digital portfolio of work demonstrating aptitude in their nominated specialisation of 3D animation and/or visualisation production as a PDF file (maximum 10 pages) AND/OR a link to the applicant’s showreel (maximum video duration 2mins) on Vimeo, YouTube or a QuickTime file with clear captions of what the applicant’s role was in each sequence presented; or
  • For technical direction applicants (without a showreel), please provide documented experience in coding/programming for digital production or visualisation, and include links to coding projects on sites such as GitHub (PDF file, maximum 10 pages); or
  • For production coordination applicants (without a showreel), please provide documented project coordination and/or event management experience (PDF file, maximum 10 pages)

Applicants must also submit the following documentation:

  • A 300-word personal statement addressing the applicant's reasons for seeking placement in the Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation at UTS
  • A CV (1-3 pages) that clearly articulates the applicant’s education, training and experience in their specialised area of 3D animation and/or visualisation production, dates of professional experience and employers (if any), contact details for two referees who can validate the applicant’s level of skills (these referees can be previous employers/managers or lecturers/teachers), and a concise account of the individual role played in the creation of any work submitted in the applicant’s portfolio and/or showreel

Applicants without the formal academic qualifications listed above will be considered if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma in relevant areas of study AND evidenced advanced levels of knowledge and skill through self-directed learning (evidenced through a portfolio of work); or
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant industry experience AND evidenced advanced levels of knowledge and skill through self-directed learning, evidenced through a portfolio of work; or
  • Completion of 1 or more industry short course in relevant areas of study AND evidenced advanced levels of knowledge and skill through self-directed learning (evidenced through a portfolio of work); or
  • Non-recent school leaver (over 21 years of age) with demonstrated maturity to undertake postgraduate studies (evidenced through employment and/or project experience) AND evidenced advanced levels of knowledge and skill through self-directed learning, evidenced through a portfolio of work.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a score of 6.5 in listening, speaking and reading, and a score of 6.0 in writing; or TOEFL: internet based: 79-93 overall with a speaking score of 20-22, a listening score of 20-23, a reading score of 19-23 and a writing score of 21; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 overall with a score of 58 in listening, speaking and reading, and a score of 50 in writing; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 overall with a score of 176 in listening, speaking and reading, and a score of 169 in writing.

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 Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Due to the competitive nature of this course, please note the application closing dates:

Local students

1st round offers: 31 October

2nd round offers: 30 November

Late offers: January – please refer to application closing date

Please note that applications received after 31 October will be assessed based on availability of places.

International students

1st round offers: 1 November

2nd round offers: 6 December

Late offers: 10 January

Please note that applications received after 31 October will be assessed based on availability of places.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is not available for this course.

The substitution of core subjects with an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a 14-week, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 24 credit points.

Course completion requirements

Select 24 credit points of options: 24cp
STM91477 Full-time stream24cp 
STM91476 Part-time stream24cp 
Total 24cp

Rules and regulations

It is a condition of acceptance into the Master of Animation and Visualisation or the Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) that students agree to assign to UTS all intellectual property that they create through their studies, coursework and research at UTS (including Copyright). Students are required to sign an agreement with UTS to provide for this assignment (refer UTS Intellectual Property Policy, clause 4.4).

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Animation and Visualisation and the Master of Animation and Visualisation (C04423).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Animal Logic Academy
email animallogicacademy@uts.edu.au