Diploma of Screen and Media (Game Art and Animation) (CUA51015)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CUA51015
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Duration: 1 year
Start date: Multiple intake dates. Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Republica Education (RTO 20814) t/a CG Spectrum
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Whether you're a fan of AAA titles like Grand Theft Auto and Fallout, or are a lover of innovative indies like Braid and Super Meat Boy, this online Diploma of Screen and Media (Game Art and Animation) course is the starting point for your career as a games designer and artist.

Offered entirely online by CG Spectrum, the course teaches you how to design a game from scratch, and helps you develop the technical skills and artistry needed to work as a junior game artist or designer. You will learn to create 3D models, explore 2D concept design, and develop the textures and materials used in film and game animation.

The course also covers 3D modelling, rigging, texturing, level design, and motion capture, character animation, game environment design, and creation of visual effects - giving you the full suite of skills needed to work at a major games studio or design your own game from scratch. You will also become proficient in industry-standard software programs such as Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Unity, Unreal Engine and Adobe Photoshop.

Eligibility

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, or have parental consent if aged 16-18.

Areas of study

In this Diploma of Screen and Media (Game Art and Animation) (CUA51015) course, the areas of focus will include:

  • CUAANM503 - Design animation and digital visual effects
  • BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation
  • BSBDES402 - Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • CUAPPM407 - Create storyboards
  • BSBCRT501 - Originate and develop concepts
  • CUASFX401 - Create special effects items
  • CUAPPM603 - Plan and manage film and media pre-production
  • CUAANM502 - Create 3-D digital environments
  • CUAPPR603 - Engage in the business of creative practice
  • CUADIG506 - Design interaction
  • CUAPPR505 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAPPM502 - Realise productions
  • BSBCRT402 - Collaborate in a creative process
  • BSBREL401 - Establish networks
  • CUAIND502 - Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

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Curious about studying with CG Spectrum? Here's how it works.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Screen and Media (Game Art and Animation) (CUA51015) from Republica trading as CG Spectrum College of Digital Art and Animation. Studying at CG Spectrum allows you to network with local and international industry contacts and graduate as a highly qualified animation specialist. Potential career outcomes include:

  • Games artist
  • Junior animator
  • Junior modeller
  • Previs artist

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Alternatively, CG Spectrum offers flexible payment plans using credit or debit card.

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You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-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).

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RTO 20814

CG Spectrum is the brainchild of two animators who were fed up with poor quality demo reels, and wanted to provide students with personalised training from the very best the animation industry had to offer. Today, CG Spectrum has a 40-strong cohort of industry mentors who have worked on award-winning titles like Game of Thrones, Avatar, and Assassin’s Creed, meaning students gain a world-class education from the comfort of their own homes. CG Spectrum courses are delivered entirely online, and cover specialities such as game design, 3D animation and modelling, visual effects, concept design, and compositing and lighting. Studying with CG Spectrum means being a part of the most globally connected film and game school in Australia, and graduating studio-ready.
Students will use Canvas, CG Spectrum’s learning management system to watch video tutorials, download course materials and upload assignments. The college has also designed Catapult Week to get you comfortable with the learning platform, and offer step-by-step guidance on how to install and set up your software. You will also take part in live Q&A sessions with your mentors and fellow students, during which your mentors will have real-time access to your files to demonstrate their workflow and show you new techniques and problem-solving strategies. If you’ve got any further questions, you can contact your mentor via email, and they will get back to you within 24 hours.

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