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CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation & Game Art)

National ID: CUA51020 State ID: AC83
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Professional training for digital artists and games designers

Discover the industry's leading tools such as Maya, ZBrush, Unity, Unreal, Photoshop, After Effects, Substance Painter, and Toon Boom Harmony as you explore the professional pipelines of digital animation, games art and game prototype development. Whether you aspire to be a Computer Graphics (CG) artist, animator or game designer this course is your gateway to success!

Get ready to take your art and game development skills to the next level with our practical and quality computer-generated (CG) training! Our mission is to empower you to become the best artist or game developer you can be, and unlock a world of opportunities in the entertainment, advertising, architecture, visualization, and virtual/augmented reality industries. So don't wait any longer! Join us today and reach your full potential in the exciting world of animation, CG art and game development!

Upon completion you will have gained the necessary skills to choose from either Digital Art & Animation or Game Art & Design for the next stage: CUA60620 AC84  Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Digital Art & Animation) or CUA60620 AC85 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Game Art & Design)

This course is 100% practical and you will develop your creative abilities in:

• 3D modelling and texturing
• Concept art and storyboarding
• 2D and 3D animation
• Game art and game prototype development
• Motion Graphics
• Visual effects
• Software such as Unreal, Maya, ZBrush, Toon Boom Harmony, Unity, Fusion and Da Vinci Resolve, and Adobe Photoshop, Substance 3D Painter, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Animate

I have the following attributes:

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

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Completion of Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Animation and Game Art), or equivalent, while not essential provides a good foundation for this Diploma course.

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

On campus
This course is equivalent to 2 days per week in class when studied full time across two semesters.

Online workload
This course does not contain any modules to be completed online.

At-home study
As well as the on campus component, you will need to complete approximately 5 - 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential.
If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Other costs for consideration:

  • External Hard-drive (approx. $50)
  • USB 2.0 (minimum) with at least 100GB storage
  • Concept Artist
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Special Effects Designer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Animation Designer
  • Motion Graphics Artist (Film, TV, Advertising & Games industries)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 2, 2023

Perth - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $4,487.25 $665.00 $5,152.25

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 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

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