Bachelor of Digital Media (3D Design & Animation)

Like the idea of bringing worlds, stories and characters to life?

With this degree, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills to launch a career in 3D design or animation for film, TV, games, advertising and beyond.

In your final year, you can apply for an internship with a professional 3D design and animation studio for the chance to work on a live project for a real-world client.

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Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia
Career Opportunities
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Concept Artist
  • 3D Generalist
  • 3D Specialist
  • 3D Visualisation Artist
  • 3D Tracker/Matchmover

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


Year 12 ATAR of 60 or equivalent, OR demonstrated ability/work experience


NSW - Sydney

QLD - Brisbane

VIC - Melbourne

Work placement

Internships are available

Course length
Full time: 3 years standard (or 2 years accelerated) | Part time: 4-6 years
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Practical assignments, research projects & presentations
Start date

Six start dates per year.

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Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia
Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

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  • Year 12 ATAR score of 60 or equivalent, OR
  • a completed diploma level course, OR
  • demonstrated ability, including work experience or formal/informal study

What you'll learn

You’ll acquire broad skills in modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting and compositing.

You will also explore design and animation theory to enrich your storytelling, while working through briefs and creative processes used by industry.

Work placement

In your final year you can apply for an internship at a professional motion design studio or production house.

This industry experience is a chance to gain invaluable skills by working on projects for real clients.

Course structure

24 units

Level 100

  1. Design fundamentals

  2. Design exploration

  3. Experience, interface, interaction

  4. Time, space, motion

  5. Drawing for concept development

  6. Interaction design

  7. Motion design

  8. 3D design & animation

Level 200

  1. Digital studio 1

  2. Character modelling

  3. Character animation 1

  4. Digital studio 2

  5. Modelling & visualisation

  6. Character animation 2

Level 200 Electives

  1. Live action production

  2. Story & cinematography

  3. Motion graphic design 1

  4. Compositing & visual effects 1

  5. Interface development 1

  6. Content & technology systems

Level 300

  1. Digital studio 3

  2. 3D visualisation, compositing & effects

  3. Animation production

  4. Emerging practice in 3D design & animation

  5. Portfolio development

  6. 3D design & animation internship (competitive entry)

  7. Major project in 3D design & animation (optional for students taking 3D design and animation internship)

Level 300 Electives

  1. Compositing & visual effects 2

  2. Motion graphic design 2

  3. Interface development 2

  4. Experience design 1

You will need to complete 4 elective units throughout the course.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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