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CUA60620 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects)

CUA60620 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects)

National ID CUA60620 State ID AC88

Last step! Experience and polish for the Animation and Visual Effects industry

This high-level course focusses on gaining the experience and portfolio to get employed in the Animation and Visual Effects industry.

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CampusesJoondalup (Kendrew Crescent).

When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

The Animation and Visual Effects industry awaits

This twelve-month course is the last stage on your pathway towards a career in Animation and Visual Effects. This course is designed for students who have completed the CUA51020-AC87 – Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects) or university media graduates.

A large proportion of this course has you working in a studio environment on real professional productions for industry including TV series and feature films. You’ll also highly refine your skills in 3D animation, 2D animation, sound, and writing

You will learn new skills in pre-visualization and virtual production, and undertake the process of developing an idea and pitching it. 

Graduates take with them a high-level showreel comprising of AAA level work, feature film credits, experience working with real production clients, and the skills and confidence to work in the Animation and Visual Effects industry.

This course will only be offered in semester 1 each year.

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  • 3D animation, lighting and rendering
  • 2D animation 
  • Visual Effects and Post production
  • Virtual production
  • Sound
  • Writing
  • Studio work
  • Concept design and pitching

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative and imaginative
  • Passionate
  • Good analytical and spatial skills
  • Technically minded

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024


Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $5,448.34
(Tuition fee* $4,898.34 + Resource fee $550.00 )

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822



National ID Unit title
CUAIND611 Work professionally in the creative arts industry
CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR613 Engage in the business of creative practice
CUAPPR615 Evolve ideas for professional creative work


National ID Unit title
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
CUAACD611 Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
CUADES611 Manage design realisation
CUADRT611 Establish creative vision for screen productions
CUADRT614 Devise camera coverage
CUALGT514 Develop lighting designs
CUAPPR611 Originate a body of independent creative work
CUAPPR612 Collaborate in professional creative projects
CUAPPR616 Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level
CUASOU513 Develop sound designs
CUAWRT512 Develop storylines and treatments
ICTGAM543 Produce digital animation sequences

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