Bachelor of Design - Animation and Interactive Media

RMIT University

Students become a specialists in animation and interactive media design including: animation (2D and 3D), motion graphics, special effects, Interactive media. The course looks at animation in all its forms, from the animated character to motion graphics across linear and interactive environments. Presented in a creative and supportive environment, the course focuses on rigorous investigation and conceptual development. Graduates demonstrate aesthetic and intellectual maturity and strong technical abilities within design, media and art disciplines. Students and staff enjoy wide national and international acknowledgement and exhibit in festivals and conferences such as Siggraph, MIAF, MIFF, LIAF, Cannes, White Night and Annecy. Students have the opportunity to undertake internships/industry engagements and study abroad.

Course Fee:

Australian: $92,160
International: $100,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English; pre-selection kit; folio


Year 1 - Via imaging, design, media studies and production studios, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of animation and interactive media. You will cover areas of narrative development, as well as developing performance, visual and aural literacy. Year 2 - In semester 1 you will study 2D animation, 3D animation, interactive media and digital effects. In semester 2 you'll engage in the studio model through electing to work on particular projects or briefs. You will also select electives from 2D animation, 3D animation, sound design, interactive media, video, experimental video, and alternative animation. Year 3 - In the final year the emphasis is on collaborative and conceptual development. You again engage with the studio model and choose another elective. In the final semester you will produce a major work of your own design. The final outcome will be an industry-ready folio showcasing your skills and abilities.

Subjects you can Study:

2D animation, 3D animation, Animation, Animation design and production, Computer animation, Concept art, Design, Digital arts, Illustration, Imaging and sound, Interactive media, Motion design, Projection mapping, Visual effects, Web design.

Study Pathways:

The RMIT Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media and the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media) are pathways into this course.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include animators, motion graphics designers, character designers, pre-production artists, 3D visualisers and modellers, visual effects artists, web designers, art directors, digital artists, teachers.


This degree has strong connections with the creative industry through organisations such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Experimedia and Film Victoria.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Illustrator, Multimedia Developer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 3 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 


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