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STUDY 2D ANIMATION

AVAILABLE TO STUDY ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE, OR BLENDED

 

If you dream of a career as a 2D Animator, Character Animator, Technical Animator, Concept Artist, Pre-Production Artist, Art Director, Digital Artist, Modeller or Rigger, Environment Artist, Game Asset Artist, Architectural Visualiser, Product Visualiser, Technical Artist or Motion Graphics Designer, this course is for you.

Take your passion for storytelling and build a career in creating compelling characters and developing interactive worlds. 

In this specialised 2D Animation course, students will learn the ins and outs of film animation, visual storytelling, and media literacy alongside practical skills in drawing, puppet creation, technical rigging, sound design, storyboarding, and more.

With the guidance of industry-experienced academics, students will develop an adaptable and sought-after skillset that's essential for any animator, from refined drawing techniques, to the theoretical knowledge perfect for conveying engaging stories.

Channel your creative passion into project-based learning and capstone projects. Plus, gain entrepreneurship skills to get you prepped for a range of industrial pathways — whether your goal is set on landing a major studio gig, or forging your own career.

You will undertake fundamental units in film animation, principles of animation, drawing for animation, critical thinking, visual storytelling, production design and art direction, motion design and screenwriting for animation.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. With the opportunity to create a capstone project, undertake industry placement, and develop a professional portfolio, students will leave the course prepared for a successful career in 2D animation.

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OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Infuse your passion and skills to build compelling characters and develop interactive worlds

Build a solid knowledge of 2D animation including film animation, visual storytelling, media literacy and screenwriting for animation

Develop an adaptable skillset in 2D animation, including refined drawing techniques and storytelling principles

Creatively express your ideas through project-based learning 

Gain entrepreneurial skills so you can forge your own professional career

Create your own professional career-ready portfolio of 2D Animation work

Get mentored by industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across five campuses or study online

Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your degree in two years instead of the standard three

→  FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT 2D ANIMATION

AUSTRALIA'S BOOMING ANIMATION AND VFX INDUSTRY

Australia's Animation and VFX industry is booming. Australian studios are helping build out-of-this-world effects and environments for studios like Marvel and DC, streaming giants Netflix, Stan, Amazon, and Disney are commissioning more original animated work than ever before.

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ALUMNI STEPH CREEK ON MOLDING YOUR FUTURE

For Animation & VFX alumni Steph Creek, drawing always came naturally. But making art and working in film was not the career she thought she would pursue until inspiration hit during a set tour at Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures.

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FIVE MUST-WATCH ANIMATED WORKS YOU CAN STREAM RIGHT NOW ON NETFLIX

Animation & VFX has a long and storied history, transforming ideas born from imagination into tangible pieces of art. The importance of animation has become a vital part of pop culture and the entertainment industry—from Disney to Studio Ghibli—with stories weathering franchise storms and cult followings. 

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

"The good thing about Collarts is that it's completely specialised. If you want to focus on just one area, I could just focus on that area. I tailored the course to what I wanted to do."

STEPH CREEK

Animation & VFX Graduate, Moving Picture Company

“When I was looking at my options, Collarts’ practical approach was exactly what I was looking for. Collarts is so industry-focused, and I wanted my degree to be a stepping stone for a job in the future.”

ALECIA MOSTERT

Interior Design Graduate, Carr

BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF 2D ANIMATION

 

The Bachelor of 2D Animation is perfect for students who want to establish a professional design career in the 2D animation industry, integrating theory and creative knowledge with practical skills.

Dive into project-based learning around contemporary animation techniques, theory and principles, alongside entrepreneurship skills to help prepare you for a range of industrial pathways in the animation industry with a specialisation in 2D.

The Bachelor degree can be completed in six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Infuse your passion and skills to build compelling characters and develop interactive worlds

Build an extensive knowledge of 2D animation including film animation, visual storytelling, media literacy and screenwriting for animation

Develop an adaptable skillset in 2D animation, including refined drawing techniques and storytelling principles

Creatively express your ideas through project-based learning 

Gain entrepreneurial skills so you can forge your own professional career

Create your own professional career-ready portfolio of 2D Animation work

Get mentored by industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across five campuses or study online

Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your degree in two years instead of the standard three

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of 2D Animation are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 110537G (2 years)/110538F (3 years) & 110539E (2 trimesters)/110540A (3 trimesters).

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF 2D ANIMATION

 

The Diploma of 2D Animation is perfect for students who want to learn the foundations of 2D animation.

You’ll develop a broad understanding of 2D animation practices and techniques and be equipped with all the industry-standard skills required for an entry-level career.

The diploma can be completed in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study and you have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Learn the foundations of 2D animation including motion design and animation theories

Develop design techniques to enter the 2D animation industry at an entry-level

Gain entrepreneurial skills so you can forge your own professional career

Create your own professional career-ready portfolio of 2D animation work

 Get mentored by industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across five campuses or study online

 No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

 Complete your degree in two years instead of the standard three

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of 2D Animation are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 110537G (2 years)/110538F (3 years) & 110539E (2 trimesters)/110540A (3 trimesters).

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 Applicants are required to present a 300-word statement of engagement with 2D Animation OR a portfolio of their creative work

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

The Diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

BACHELOR APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent

VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma

If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE APPLICANTS

If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Non-Year 12 applicants may apply directly on the website, and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

Year 12 applicants must apply through VTAC. VTAC opens in August each year. Place the appropriate Collarts course into one of your preferences and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May, and September
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Number of Units
8 in Diploma
24 in Bachelor
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Duration
Diploma 8 Months
Bachelor 2 Years
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online or Blended
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Placement
60 Hours of Practical Placement
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,616 per unit
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International Fees
$3,110 per unit

COURSE STRUCTURE

Delivery Mode - On-campus, Online, Blended
FIRST YEAR ANIMATION THEORY ANIMATION PRINCIPLES ANIMATION PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Film Animation: History & Theory Principles of Animation Drawing for Animation Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Visual Storytelling Production Design & Art Direction Motion Design Critical Survey
Trimester 3 Media Literacy Acting for Animation 1 Screenwriting for Animation 2D Character Design + Elective
SECOND YEAR ANIMATION THEORY ANIMATION PRINCIPLES ANIMATION PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Contemporary Art, Design & Cultural History Acting for Animation 2 Storyboarding & Cinematography 2D Environment Design + Elective
Trimester 2 Animation Futures Animation Capstone Development Soundtrack for Screen Group Project + Elective
Trimester 3 Creative Entrepreneurship Animation Capstone Project Animation Capstone Project Industry Placement or Professional Portfolio

OUR CAMPUSES

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-10pm
Sat – 9am-5pm
Sun – 10am-4pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Thu – 8:30am-8pm 
Fri – 8:30am-5pm 
Sat-Sun – Closed

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-8pm 
Sat-Sun – 10am-4pm

Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-10pm
Sat – 9am-5pm
Sun – 10am-4pm