HDSDA – Full time

Diploma of Animation

Make your ideas come to life, visualise and communicate designs on a higher level, and bring stories to life through animated filmography.

 

The Diploma of Animation will equip you with the skills and portfolio to land you a dream career in Animation and motion graphics. Focusing mainly on 3D graphics and animation, our passionate staff are experienced professionals who will impart you their knowledge and teach you the tools you need to be ready to enter this competitive Industry.

You will learn all aspects of the project workflow process from concept development, script writing and storyboarding, 3D modelling, 2D/3D Animation, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering,  all the way through to a finalised piece. Students will also have the opportunity to work with a mentor and complete a project for an industry client in any medium, helping to learn Client Engagement and Project Management skills to make an invaluable asset you your next employer, all while building a cutting edge portfolio.

Start down the road to an exciting new career.

It is recommended that you bring a wacom tablet to these classes.

Maxon’s Cinema 4D is the software being taught and used during the Hunter Design School’s Diploma of Animation. The following showreel was taken directly from Maxon’s website and demonstrates some of the capabilities and power of the Cinema 4D software. For more information about this software please visit www.maxon.net

MAXON Cinema 4D showreel

Units of Competency

[Currently under review]

ANIM100: Introduction
ANIM101: 
Introduction to 3D Design Theory
ANIM102:
Getting Started in Animation
ANIM103:
Introduction to Cameras
ANIM200:
Project Workflow Process (Expanded Processes – Project Based Learning 
ANIM201:
Concepting
ANIM202:
3D Modelling
ANIM203:
Texturing & Shading
ANIM204:
Rigging
ANIM205:
Rendering
ANIM300:
Client Project & Mentors
ANIM301:
Work Experience
ANIM302:
Client Engagement
ANIM303:
Mentorship
ANIM304:
Project Management,  Workflow & Development
ANIM305:
Portfolio Development

Entry Requirements

No previous experience or studies in the design field are necessary to apply; all you need is a desire to create and innovate.

Course Duration

12 months, 2 days per week; 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesday and Thursday.

Assessments

Students will be assessed throughout the course on a combination of both research assignments and practical projects.