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Undergraduate

Animation and Game Design

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-ANIGD Humanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The Animation and Game Design major allows students to specialise in the engaging area of visual narrative communication through the means of animation design and development, as well as game design and development.

 
Theory and the fundamentals of visual narrative construction are learned and applied through exploration of 2D and 3D animation, visual effects production, game design and development of virtual and immersive world design.
 
The major has strong connections to local industry, as well as national and international industries.
 
Animation and Game Design is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.
 
You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

At least English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language ATAR.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Other requirements

Other prospective students are also encouraged to submit a design portfolio with their application.

 
It is also recommended you attend a group advisory session if you register this major as one of your preferences.
 

TAFE requirements

 A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$6,560*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Graduates may convert student memberships of national professional design bodies, such as the Design Institute of Australia, into full professional memberships following qualification and professional experience.

Credit for previous study

Graduates may convert student memberships of national professional design bodies, such as the Design Institute of Australia, into full professional memberships following qualification and professional experience.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Games Developer
  • 3D Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Broadcast Designer for Cinema and TV
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • 2D/3D Animator

Possible careers

Game Designer

To pursue a career as a Game Designer, we recommend you complement your Animation and Games Design single major with one or more of the following electives:

  • Art Visual Culture
  • Illustration
  • Digital Photography
  • Creative Writing
  • Visualisation and Interactive Media
  • Digital Animation
  • Film and Video
  • Art Visual Research
  • Computer Sciences 1 (Coding Basics)
  • Computer Sciences 1 (Coding Advanced)

Animator

To pursue a career in this area, we recommend you complement your Animation and Game Design single major with one or more of the following electives:

  • Film and Video
  • Audio and Visual
  • Digital Animation Methods
  • Creative Writing
  • Illustration
  • Art (Drawing)
  • Art (Painting)

Why Animation and Game Design?

  • Animation and Game Design possesses strong industry links, built up through its staff members. Many of the staff are currently working in industry, and students will work in simulated studio environments.
  • The Animation and Game Design major has a long tradition of providing graduates for the local and global industry.
  • Animation and Game Design develops a combination of creativity and up-to-date software skills, including industry standard software for animation and games development.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.