The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture) provides creative, technical and analytical skills in all aspects and types of animation and motion capture production. All students study 2D animation, 3D animation and motion capture while developing techniques for storytelling and other creative approaches to animation.
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Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Private music teacher
Secondary school teacher
Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Community arts worker
Radio broadcast assistant
Theatre stage manager
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Students develop knowledge and skills across a range of methods to gain a broad understanding of moving image, graphic and animation practice for future specialisation. Students explore animation methods such as time lapse, pixilation, 2D under camera stop motion (hand drawn, cut-out, ink on glass), 3D stop motion (claymation, model and object animation), computer graphic animation (3D CG modelling, character design and rigging, CG lighting and rendering), and motion capture techniques (motion capture direction, post production and integration of motion capture in the 3D animation pipeline). Students will also develop skills in motion graphics, effects and compositing across a range of genres, and study the histories and theories that have shaped contemporary animation and motion capture practices. The degree draws upon the unique resources and infrastructure of the Deakin Motion.Lab, as well as the industry expertise of the Deakin Motion.Lab staff who provide motion capture services to Australian game development and animation companies. The course includes opportunities for internships within local creative industries and participation in international study tours to Japan and the US. The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture) prepares students for Honours and Masters coursework in the discipline, and provides pathways to further study for higher research degrees such as Masters by research and PhD.
Programme Structure Courses include:Communication in Everyday LifeCreativity and Dangerous IdeasAnimation NarrativesMotion Capture FundamentalsPrinciples of Character Animation
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Applying online is simple, convenient and fast. When applying online, you do not need to pay the application fee. Before you apply, you will need to find out the details of your: previous studies (including course name and institution, and qualification obtained) current studies (including course name and institution, and expected date of completion) English language proficiency and/or results of recent English language testing (if applicable) employment history (including employer's name, dates and description of work carried out).
English Entry Requirement
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