Animation and motion capture



Motion capture is now an integral part of the animation, film-making, special effects and game design industries. Explore your creativity in the animation study area, looking at the principles of graphic and animation practice and how to develop a moving image.

New course launching in 2018

The new Bachelor of Design (3D Animation) 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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State-of-the-art facilities

Train your craft in a state-of-the-art Deakin motion capture facility, Motion.Lab, while learning from the team of experienced professionals behind internationally successful projects such as the ‘Nocturnal Migration’ advertisement for Toohey’s Beer.

Animation and motion capture courses

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Research with us

Bring your big idea to this new technologies-led field with a higher degree by research. Complete your research through one of our institutes or specialty centres, including the Deakin Motion.Lab.

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Recent Deakin research

Abstract and experimental animation – a century of innovation

Malcolm Turner showcases a rich collection of films from this most elemental of all animation genres.

Industry connections

Work experience plays a critical role in developing your employability – students who undertake placements and internships are highly sought-after by employers. Communication and creative arts students have many work experience and networking opportunities prior to graduation. 

Discover what Deakin animation students have to say about their experiences during Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs on and off campus: Andrew talks about his one-year paid internship at GM Holden, Melbourne and Lydia highlights the benefits of completing an internship in the Deakin MotionLab.

Our community

Find out what’s going on in the creative arts at Deakin, including animation and motion capture.

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Career opportunities

Ready for a career where you’re paid to be creative? On graduation, you’ll have the skills to implement and manage all the production stages of a professional animation project. 

Past graduates have gone on to work in leading motion capture and animation companies including WETA, BlackMagic and Complete Post. You could find yourself working in varying and rewarding roles within the arts and digital content industries, including:

  • Advertising
  • Film production
  • Gaming
  • Marketing
  • Multimedia
  • Television production
  • Web development
  • Digital/traditional animation

What do our students and staff say?

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture) graduate

Mitul Patel from India graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture) from Deakin University.

Robot in the Deakin Motion.Lab

A dancing robot highlights the multidisciplinary potential of the Deakin Motion.Lab.

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