12 months
833 AUD/credit 39984 AUD/year
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The Bachelor of Design in Animation (Honours) at the University of Technology Sydney gives students with a passion for visual arts, drawing and storytelling the knowledge and hands-on experience required to create animation work that stands out in a global industry.  

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Graduates from this  Bachelor of Design in Animation (Honours) degree at the University of Technology Sydney are image-makers, critical thinkers and storytellers in equal measure.  

They are equipped to be industry leaders with the ability to develop, pitch and defend ideas, creating original content for TV, film, advertising and other media.

Students learn how to observe the world around them, drawing directly from life to gain inspiration for characters and stories. They discover how to think creatively and develop ideas through multiple stages, focusing on character development, narrative and performance. They also learn the fundamental 2D and 3D animation skills that bring their stories to life. 

At UTS, students also benefit from outstanding industry connections. Across the degree, students have the opportunity to work with live projects, such as VIVID or collaborations with the Australia Piano Quartet. UTS also has strong relationships with leading industry players such as Flying Bark Productions and Animal Logic.

The academic team understands that teamwork is at the heart of the animation industry. A studio-led approach creates a high-intensity environment where students learn how to work with their peers in a professional and collaborative atmosphere.

The honours year allows exploration through the completion of an independent animated film/project.

Course aims

The course gives students skills and an outlook that extend beyond the university, and cultivate a collaborative and global vision of design. 

As part of the ongoing development of key industry innovators, the course aims to create new approaches to 2D and 3D animation and VFX design, enabling graduates to better develop, and adapt and respond to a range of creative partnerships and collaborations.

Students develop an understanding of their individual design language and theoretical position in relation to historic and contemporary contexts.


The course opens up animation careers in film, television, and online and mobile application design. 

Options include: director, producer, storyboard artist, previsualisation (previs) artist, layout artist, concept artist, production designer, art director, character designer, animator, modeller, rigger, motion capture designer, lighting designer, matchmover/3D tracker, effects (FX) animator, roto designer, compositor, stop frame model animator (claymation), and animation scriptwriter.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Animation Studio: Advanced Animation Practice 
  • Animation Studio: Animation Project Pre-production
  • Animation Studio: Animation Project/Production 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 074705K 

All applicants must provide a digital PDF pitch proposal of up to 12 slides in landscape format.  

This should clearly demonstrate a minimum of two concepts for the production of a film or related creative outcome to be made during the honours year, and should contain the following items:

  • clear source material for the concepts 
  • a synopsis of up to 100 words
  • a one-page sample script
  • a two-page sample storyboard
  • visual and conceptual research
  • iterations of character and world design
  • a list of all co-creators as known and the composition of the applicant's team
  • a 200–300-word statement addressing the applicant's reasons for undertaking honours-level study in design at UTS and the specific learning that they are seeking given their intended career direction on completion of the degree
  • a one-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39984 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 833 AUD per credit during 12 months.
  • All offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). 

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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