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Associate degree of animation
Associate degree of animation

Associate degree of animation

  • ID:SIA610002
  • Level:Associate Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Trimester:$12,064.00
  • LivingFee/Trimester:$9,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Trimester:$265.00
  • TuitionFee/Trimester:$12,064.00
  • LivingFee/Trimester:$9,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Trimester:$265.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or an equivalent overseas qualification.  Minimum overall pass is required. 

English Requirement

English test/ Qualification Sea Bachelor or associate Degree course
Ielts  academic 6.0 Overall score. No band score less than 5.5
PTE (pearson test  of english ) academic 54 Overall score
Toefl paper - based test  550 Overall score
Toefl IBT (internet based test) 73 Overll score
Australian year  12 studles Successful completion of 12 year senior secondary school in Australia
Non - australian secondary studies Successful completion of senior secondary school comparable to Australian year 12 from an assessable country
Australian and other post - secondary studies Successful completion of one year of full - time study at certificate IV, diploma, associate Diploma or higher level of study in an assessable country

Other Requirement

Minimum Age

  • International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

Academic requirements

  • Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school) and meet English language requirements as outlined below.

English language requirements

International students need to provide additional evidence of language skills including one of the following:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of at least 6, or equivalent, OR

  • Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent


Course Information

Animation is pure imagination. Few industries allow you to create what has never been seen before, which is very, very cool. Animation is also a profession where technical expertise and application is as important as raw talent, and this is where SAE come in.

In the Associate Degree, you will complete the first four trimesters of the Bachelor of Animation, which consists of six trimesters. This will prepare you to enter the workforce as a highly skilled para-professional employee. The Associate Degree is also designed an excellent pathway into the Bachelor of Animation.

At SAE you won’t find yourself in a lecture with 300 people or even in a traditional lecture at all. You’ll be in a studio environment using software like Maya, Autodesk 3D MAX, ToonBoom, Substance painter,  Z-Brush and Adobe Creative Suite to help bring your ideas to life.  

Your growth and development will be assessed through the completion of industry-based projects, not theoretical based essays. This will ultimately help you build up a body of work and portfolio to share with potential employers or first client.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects initially in partnership with your course peers. As your skills develop and you work on more dynamic projects, you’ll apply your capabilities on cross-discipline projects.

For those wanting to go the extra, and thousands of miles, you can complete up to two trimesters of your course at selected SAE campuses across the planet. Suddenly, real-world experience just went worldwide.

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Employability Skills in the Creative Industries

Animation Studies and Practice

Drawing for Animation

Foundations of Computer Graphics

Introduction to Animation





Employability Skills in the Creative Industries

Intermediate Computer Graphics

Animation Production

Contemporary Industrial Practices





Media Studies

Animation Studio 1


Cultural Perspectives

Animation Studio 2 (Modelling)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Post-production for broadcast media 

  • 2D and/or 3D Animator 

  • Architectural visualiser 

  • Product visualiser 

  • Game artist 

  • Educational media production 

  • Motion graphics designer 

  • Technical artist 

  • Environment artist 

  • Visual effects artist 

  • Character artist 

  • Concept artist 

  • 3D Modeller

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 $ AUD per year

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