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Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) - Animation

3 years full-time


Year 2019 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) 
Location Parramatta campus
Length 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2019: February, April, July, October

Tuition fee rate Available fee rates can be found at
English language proficiency
English proficiency of at least an IETS level 6.0 (or equivalent).
Entry Requirements can be found at
Study mode On-Campus day
Level Undergraduate
Alternative entry pathway Certificate IV
Contact details Further information is available from Raffles College on:
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Fantastical monsters crash through skyscrapers, otherworldly superheroes dash between cars swerving out of the way, a princess flies out of her tower carrying a surprised prince over a vast landscape of mountains and magical forests, and the city you live in morphs into a cartoon bursting with bright colours and funky graphics. Imagination is the limit in animation; anything we dream up can be created if we use the right tools and skills.

With a Raffles animation course, you’ll learn how to bring stories to life like the greats of Disney, Miyazaki and Pixar...


What you’ll learn in this animation course

Animation is an evolving field. At Raffles, you’ll learn techniques developed by the masters of traditional animation and you’ll put them into practise using the very latest digital tools.

You’ll have room to experiment with methods tried and tested as well as explore new techniques that are still being developed and perfected.  Whether it’s a movie, a game or a projection mapping piece, 2D and 3D animation is sure to have an essential role to play in it.  


Animation is for you if…

You’re a dreamer, a doodler, an animated film fanatic, or a skilled artist who’s always been fascinated by the leap from still to motion.

The animation industry is one of the most exciting and fastest growing industries in the world; so if you have a creative flair and a curious mind, you will enjoy the adventure that this course will take you on.


Why choose a Raffles animation course?

Working in small groups will teach you real-world skills, like how to work quickly and competently as part of a production team. Our teachers work in the industry, so you will benefit from their experience and first-hand knowledge of the workplace in the animation realm.

You will use the latest animation software, in an environment purpose-built to nurture your creativity. You’ll also learn higher-level skills that you can transfer across media and as the technology develops.

We partner with big names in the industry, who like to pick their newest recruits from within our Digital Media department. You’ll join a cohort of students who are regularly offered internships and placement in some of Australia’s top digital media studios.



With a Bachelor of Arts (visual communication) majoring in Animation, you could be involved in feature films, TV, visual effects, or creating simulations and visualisations for online content, mobile devices and games consoles.

You might have titles like:

  • Producer
  • Concept Artist
  • Animation director
  • Story board artist
  • Animator
  • 3D modeler
  • Visual effects supervisor
  • Motion graphics artist


Study options 

The Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) majoring in Animation is a full-time, 3-year degree available at our Parramatta campus. 

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