• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
This Visual Effects and Entertainment Design (Honours) degree at Flinders University provides you with the professional skills of digital media production and a broad knowledge of screen media. Develop skills in a range of areas suitable to your interests and skills, such as 2D and 3D animation, game art, and entertainment design with CDW Studios.


Why study Visual Effects and Entertainment Design (Honours) at Flinders University

  • Ranked no. 1 digital illustration school in The Rookies, Best Creative Media and Entertainment Schools report 2017
  • Create your portfolio while leaning from current industry professionals
  • Explore the connections between technology and the creative arts
  • Combine study and practice while working solo and in creative teams
  • Learn from academic and professional experts in VFX, 2D and 3D animation, game design, concept art and illustration
  • Gain an in-depth understanding the theory and the practice of digital media entertainment production
Your career

Flinders graduates include 2D concept artist and 3D modellers, animators, matte painters, cinematographers, editors, illustrators, producers VFX artists. Your diverse range of skills and portfolio of creative achievements will make you attractive to a wide range of employers in the arts and communication industries internationally.

Potential occupations include:
  • concept artist
  • animator (2D or 3D)
  • digital designer
  • production artist
  • game developer
  • illustrator.
Potential employers include:
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • television stations
  • other media production companies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Part-time only for domestic students.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • First year topics enable you to develop skills in 2D, 3D and production work in digital media with CDW Studios. Alongside developing skills in digital media, additional topics are available in areas such as screen and media culture, visual arts and IT. Academic skills are developed through the core first year topic in academic and professional communication.
  • In second year, you are able to develop skills in a range of areas suitable to your interests and skills, such as 2D and 3D animation, game art, and entertainment design with CDW Studios. Elective topics contribute to a second area of specialisation in digital media production, screen production, screen and media culture, visual arts, information technology, or business studies.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General Requirements

Portfolio, CV and written statement.

CRICOS: 099438G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27600 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6683 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6683 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?