Bachelor of Animation

SAE Creative Media Institute

This program aims to build expertise in all facets of animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. Developing a solid understanding of these areas provides students with a solid foundation and context for further study before exploring in detail the specialist areas. They will learn on industry standard software such as Maya, Autodesk 3D MAX and the Adobe Creative Suite. Students will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects. With this unique teaching style, students will demonstrate skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. In the Character Animation specialisation, students will focus on the principles of character animation such as posing, motion studies, body mechanics, facial animation and much more. Students will also learn to develop effective and user friendly animation rigs that serves as a means to control and animate a character, similar to the controls of a puppet.

Course Fee:

Australian: $58,512
International: $70,208

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or a Diploma

Subjects you can Study:

3D modelling Character animation; Visual effects

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
SAE Institute Melbourne No info No Full time 2 years
SAE Institute Perth No info No Full time 2 years
SAE Institute Brisbane No info No Full time 2 years
SAE Institute Sydney No info No Full time 2 years

SAE is the leading global specialist in creative media education with courses in Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games and Web & Mobile. Established in 1976, SAE now spans the globe with almost 50 campuses in more than 20 countries. 

In Australia, SAE provides government accredited Certificates, Diploma, Bachelor and Postgraduate courses across six campuses in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. SAE offers programs that as higher education qualifications, are eligible for full fee funding assistance under FEE HELP.

With SAE from day one, students start creating in world-class facilities, on the latest software and equipment, under the guidance of expert lecturers. Students can fast-track their learning to be degree qualified in just two years. 

The extensive knowledge of teachers who are experts in their fields and the rigorous curriculum gives students a competitive edge after graduation. Small class sizes, one-on-one learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration enable students to gain a range of skills and expertise in creative media.

SAE’s specialised courses are responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of these industries ensuring that graduating students are well equipped to enter the creative industries.  During their studies, students can undertake professional placements, internships and work experience relevant to their chosen fields as well as showcase their work to industry and the general public at various exhibitions.


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