3D animation design


3D animation at Deakin will prepare you for a career in motion design. You'll explore a variety of platforms including film, TV, advertising, web, motion capture and game design.

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Graduate ready to showcase a professional portfolio

Deakin Motion.Lab is the first motion capture lab at an Australian uni

Career opportunities

Our 3D animation graduates will be well-equipped multidisciplinary designers ready to work in motion design, animation, film, television, web design, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Some career opportunities for graduates include:

  • motion graphics designer
  • multimedia designer
  • VR designer
  • AR designer
  • digital designer
  • 3D visualiser.

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Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Explore design histories and theories

Develop creative, technical and analytical skills in animation production by exploring computer graphic (CG) animation, CG lighting and rendering, and motion capture techniques relevant to a career in motion design and animation.

A design course at Deakin teaches you to dig deeper. It encourages exploration and experimentation with creative problem-solving.

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Design graduate

Build strong industry connections

Deakin is an active member of both the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the International Council of Design (Ico-D). Deakin is also a supporter of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).

Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

Our 3D animation course is formally recognised by the DIA, so you can be assured it meets the appropriate industry standards. It also means you can obtain membership of the DIA, giving you access to some of the biggest design events and experts in the nation.

Applications and folios

As part of the application process for the Bachelor of Design (3D Animation), students need to submit a folio of work.

Learn more about portfolio submissions
Download our application information guide

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