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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020
For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.
Prepare for professional success in the animation industry
If you come to life at the thought of a career as a professional animator, doing your animation degree at Griffith will give you the skills to stand out in this ultra-competitive global industry. Ranked #1 Australia and in the top 10 globally*, our degree covers every aspect of animated filmmaking. You'll develop your own vision as an artist and animator, studying concept development, storyboarding, 2D and 3Dcharacter animation, editing, graphic processes, sound recording, visual effects, post-production, marketing and distribution. You'll use top of the line hardware and premium industry-recognised software to produce original animated projects, from concept to delivery.
*International Animation School Rankings 2019
Study animation at Griffith
Learn from the world's best
Access an exciting calendar of on-campus exhibitions, guest lectures, master classes and artist talks. Screen your work and collaborate with our filmmakers, games designers and musicians at Griffith University's Queensland Conservatorium.
Study under award-winning industry experts. Griffith Film School students learn from acclaimed figures such as Hollywood directors Gil Bettman and Mark Travis, and Academy award-winning animator Adam Elliot. Master classes in animation presented by the esteemed Gobelins School in Paris are regularly hosted by Griffith Film School, along with master classes by multi-Oscar award-winning producer, Lord David Puttnam.
Experiment and specialise
You'll be fully prepared for the animation and visual effects industries. The essential theoretical and practical skills are comprehensively covered through majors in:
- Art direction
- Technical direction
- Streams in post production and VFX.
Build your portfolio and develop vital contacts and networks through our key industry links. Work on projects for real clients through our commercial multimedia production arm, LiveLab, led by BAFTA award-winning creative director Richard Fabb.
LiveLab works with local creators to produce global online content and were a part of the Queensland Creative Entrepreneurship Program, that brought together YouTube, the Queensland Government and LiveLab to offer content creators world-class skills.
Animation show reel
Studying animation at Griffith will give you the skills to stand out in this global industry.
Animation alumni create International Emmy Award winning kids TV show
Griffith Film School animation alumni have recently taken out the International Emmy in the Kids/ Preschool category for their hit series, Bluey. The animated series which premiered on ABC Kids, has become the ABC’s most watched show, with 241 million plays since its launch in 2018.
Griffith Film School alumnus Joe Brumm created Bluey after watching his daughters at play. Griffith Film School graduates made up more than half of the workforce on Bluey, including Animation graduate Beth Harvey, who is one of the lead animators on the project. “I hope that this helps put Brisbane on the world map for animation,” she said.
|Bachelor of Animation||South Bank
|Bachelor of Animation (Honours)||South Bank
|Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Screen Production||South Bank
|Master of Screen Production||South Bank
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Work anywhere in the world
With your Animation degree from Griffith, you can practice your craft globally as a creative, innovative, collaborative storyteller
You'll be fully grounded in the techniques needed to establish yourself as a professional working on visual effects for film, television, computer games and interactive media companies. Animators are becoming more sought after and you'll be prepared for a career that incorporates multiple creative pathways, including:
- Designing characters and environments for 2D and CGI/3D-animated projects
- Scriptwriting, storyboarding and pre-visualisation
- Graphic art
- Matte painting
- Visual effects
07 Jul 2020
Art graduates selected for national exhibition
30 Jun 2020
Film graduate wins spot in star-studded mentoring program
Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July
Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED
TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.
Tuesday 21 July
Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.
Monday 3 August
Townsville Careers Expo
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.
Sunday 9 August
On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.
Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September
Mature Student Open Evenings
No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.
Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.