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Diploma of 3D Design and Animation

Diploma of 3D Design and Animation

Start your career as a 3D Designer and Animator with a Diploma of 3D Design and Animation, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia.

During the course, you'll develop a portfolio to show off your creative potential and help you start your career in the design sector. Under the mentorship of our academic team and industry partners, you'll learn how to tell stories, bring characters and digital worlds to life, and respond to client briefs. You'll also develop a theoretical and technical base of knowledge of general 3D principles and practice, along with an introduction to specialist areas within the field.

Get started with the essentials

Learn the basics of modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting and composition.

Gain professional experience

Gain work experience as you complete an industry brief, putting your learnings into practice.

Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

Houdini SideFX certified school

Gain free access to the award-winning industry-standard Houdini SideFX platform.

D3D20 Billy Blue College of Design Career FAQs

in partnership with Torrens University Australia
  • Qualification:
    Diploma
  • Study mode:
    Online
    On Campus
    Blended
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    18 months full time, 2 years part time, 12 months accelerated
  • Start date:
    Enquire Now Enquire Now for upcoming start dates
  • Awarded by:
    Billy Blue College of Design
  • Location:
    NSW
  • Career Outcomes:
    Graphic Designer | Brand Identity Designer | 3D Modelling Professional | Assistant Animator | Game Designer | View All

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Course Rundown

Start your career as a 3D Designer and Animator with a Diploma of 3D Design and Animation, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia.

During the course, you’ll develop a portfolio to show off your creative potential and help you start your career in the design sector. Under the mentorship of our academic team and industry partners, you’ll learn how to tell stories, bring characters and digital worlds to life, and respond to client briefs. You’ll also develop a theoretical and technical base of knowledge of general 3D principles and practice, along with an introduction to specialist areas within the field.

Get started with the essentials

Learn the basics of modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting and composition.

Gain professional experience

Gain work experience as you complete an industry brief, putting your learnings into practice.

Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

You’ll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you’re studying Design with us.

Houdini SideFX certified school

Gain free access to the award-winning industry-standard Houdini SideFX platform.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this course, students need to have:

  • Completed Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent, OR
  • Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above, OR
  • Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification, OR
  • Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

While completing this Diploma of 3D Design and Animation qualification, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, you will cover the following subjects:

Core subjects

  • Design Studio 1
  • Digital Design Foundations
  • Design Studio 2

Specialisation subjects

  • 2D Asset Creation
  • 3D Asset Creation
  • Game Design Principles
  • Animation Principles
  • Game Production Foundation
  • Beyond the Creative Industries
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Digital Portfolio and Showreel
  • Procedural Geometry and Workflow

Billy Blue College of Design is the design and creative technology faculty at Torrens University Australia, and home to the industry’s best and brightest. They’re known for our engagement with industry and employability focus, with courses developed in collaboration with industry leaders.

You'll study in iconic, inspirational spaces where ideas flourish, and our educators are adventurous and eager to share their craft, and industry contacts. During your studies, you’ll master the practical skills you need back up your imagination and gain the commercial skills you need to scale up your career.

Best of all, university admission needn’t be a worry. You don’t need an ATAR to study with Billy Blue, just a passion to learn, and that hard-earned work-life experience counts too

Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.

Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.

Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised Diploma of 3D Design and Animation qualification, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia. This sought after qualification will mean that you are fully trained in the latest design and animation techniques, and can confidently start working in one of many available animator and 3D designer roles across different sectors.

Curious about where a career in gaming and animation could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Total cost for this course is $28,280 (8 subjects at $3,535 per subject).

Students may be eligible for scholarships covering up to 30% of the fee, making the discounted fee $19,796.

Billy Blue College of Design offers a number of easy payment plans or the ability to pay per subject or per semester as you go.

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income. Australian students may also be eligible for HECS and CSP (Commonwealth Supported Places) schemes.

Please enquire for further details.

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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