3D Animation Foundations is designed to introduce students to the many career opportunities available for 3D artists, animators and designers. This course gives student an understanding of the creative potential of the 3D animation software used in the games, film and visual effects industry.

The course covers the fundamentals of 3D animation including:

  • 3D modeling
  • Texturing
  • Animation
  • Lighting
  • Rendering
  • Character design
  • Environment design
  • Short movie production

The course concludes in an production unit wherein students will work together to produce a short animated film. Students start by planning their animation with concept art and storyboards, modelling and animating their designs throughout the production process and finish by editing sound, music and special FX into the final product.

3D Animation Foundations serves as a valuable bridge to further study in 3D animation, including 3D animation for games or film. Graduates leave with a portfolio of work, knowledge and skills useful in many other multimedia and design areas.

For students currently studying in year 11 or 12 at an ACT or NSW College/High School, this course may be counted towards your Higher School Certificate or Year 12 Certificate. For more information, please contact your school VET co-ordinator or AIE reception.

Victorian and Commonwealth Government-Subsidised Training

If you are applying to study this course at AIE Melbourne, you may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth funding. To view subsidised course fees, click on 'Melbourne' under the Course Fees and Start Dates heading below.

Online options available

3D Animation Foundations is now offered from our Online campus.

Software Requirements

Online students will need the following software to successfully complete the course. All the software is free to download or will be provided on a DVD.

  • Maya
  • Gimp
  • Web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Connect plugin
  • PDF Reader such as Adobe Acrobat reader
  • Students will also need an internet connection, preferably broadband for streaming live discussions, collaboration and downloads.

Course Requirements

Headset with microphone

Program taught in:
English

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This course is Online & Campus Combined
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10 - 20 weeks
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1,250 AUD
1250 AUD full fee
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