Course Description

The Bachelor of Animation is designed to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in 2D, 3D and stop-motion animation for film and television, visual effects and games. Develop an understanding of animation and production techniques. Choose to specialise in character animation, production design, production management, story development or direction. Learn about film, television and animation history and theory, and the development of narrative structures as applied to animation. Gain access to state-of-the-art workstations, a purpose-built animation studio, interactive pen displays, high-end cameras, and render farms for processing 3D computer animation.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $19,698 total course cost
International Students: $33,600 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.0% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 72.4% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 73.9% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 57.2% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 14.4% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 092511D
Swinburne University of Technology Code: BA-ANI

Entry Requirements

2019 Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 65

Successful completion of:

  • the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees)
  • applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry upon completion of the STAT test.

Course prerequisitesr>VCE Units 3 and 4 – a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalentr>r>Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee offer of a place.