Designing for screen is about understanding the whole picture.

We believe animation shouldn’t be just about creating content. It should involve a comprehensive understanding of film production and the storytelling process it entails. That’s why we offer animation courses at Swinburne.

Animation courses are an opportunity to gain a rich understanding of animation through practical technique and the study of film/video production. We place an emphasis on the creative and analytical components of animation, as well as the principles of on-screen design.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

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Former students tug Hollywood heartstrings

Having a film shortlisted for the Oscars probably seemed like an impossible dream for Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe when they started their Bachelor of Film and Television at Swinburne. But the dream became an extremely exciting reality as their seven-minute stop-motion film, Lost & Found was shortlisted for the 2019 Academy Awards. With an AACTA for best short animation already stitched up, the pair has also been nominated for the prestigious Annie Awards. So, how did they get here? Well, that story started with a knitted dinosaur unravelling itself to save the love of its life…

Stop-motion animation studio

Student work: Animation

Check out this showreel to see projects by our animation students.

You'll learn how to create 2D and 3D animation, stop-motion animation and motion graphics. 

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Student experience

Through work integrated learning as part of her degree, Kiersten was employed as a 3D modeler before she had even graduated.

Now she's animating international feature films.

Learn about the Bachelor of Animation

Animation courses

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