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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 in the top 10 globally for two years in a row*, our degree covers every aspect of animated filmmaking.
You'll develop your own vision as an artist and animator, studying concept development, storyboarding, 2D, 3D and stop-motion character animation, motion capture, 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 and 2020
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 Griffith Film School 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, character and performance expert Myrna Gawryn 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 careers in the animation industries. The essential theoretical and practical skills are comprehensively covered through majors in:
- Art direction
- Technical direction (CGI)
- and Streams in post-production FX, script and stop-motion fabrication.
Build your portfolio and develop vital contacts and networks through our key industry links. Intern with local studios, notably Ludo, producers of the award-winning children’s animation Bluey. 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.
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 animation and 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
- Comics and Graphic art
- Matte painting
- Visual effects
- Motion capture
- 2D, 3D and stop-motion animation
- Production management.
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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Monday 26 October — Friday 30 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.