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In Curtin University's online Animation and Special Effects Compositing unit you will learn how to bring together different visual elements into a moving video image. Special effects and animations are often used in advertising, movies, television, interactive web content and training simulation software, and this unit will familiarise you with industry standards and best practice.
You will learn techniques such as image tracking, blue screening, colour matching and other industry standard animation skills. These, combined with the teaching of storytelling, sound design, different visual styles and other animation techniques, come together in a rich and diverse unit.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another in-stitution.
In this animation unit, the topics you will study include:
When you have finished this unit you will know how to create complex computer animations and special effects using a variety of different vis-ual sources. You will have up to date, industry standard knowledge in the creation, layering and filtering of imagery suitable for compositing and will be able to create original material which will be suitable for professional use. The various assessments will test your ability in these fields and finally this unit, when completed, will give you sought-after professional ani-mation and special effects skills.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a govern-ment HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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