Animation & Moving Image provides strong foundations in contemporary creative media production including; animation, visual effects, moving image, sound, 3D visualisation and emerging media technologies. By combining practical skills in these areas, you’ll develop a range of technical and conceptual practices that will help you to explore your individual interests, ideas and stories.
You’ll learn how to adapt and apply technical skills to develop a sustainable practice as a creative professional. By working with the latest ideas, technologies and production methods, you’ll learn to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences and work across various media contexts.
Taught in studio-based environments, this specialisation focuses on completing practical, creative projects. Theoretical studies, professional practice and electives complement these skills to develop innovation, critical thinking and contextual awareness.
Learn more about our Animation & Moving Image studios:
Starting with the basic elements of animated movement, you’ll incorporate real-world physics into your own animated sequences and motion graphics in our animation studio. Experiment with 3D animation, and eventually create a full short animation production from concept, pre-production and storyboarding to completion.
Explore different visual effects techniques and concepts as you develop your own creative works. Create computer-generated elements, integrate them with live-action footage, and understand how to sequence engaging content in the visual effects studio.
In our moving image studio, you'll explore contemporary approaches to video art, short film, and audio-visual composition. Challenge conventions to create innovative works that develop your personal vision in video art, installations, and experimental filmmaking for screenings, galleries, and beyond.
Get hands on in our industry-standard sound studios and acoustic environments to create media artworks using sound-based techniques and processes. Develop skills and knowledge to create sound-based media art projects for art galleries as well as virtual and public spaces.
Delve into virtual worlds in our 3D studio and explore how virtual environments are created. Through hands-on experience, you'll use key technologies such as 3D modelling, texturing and real-time immersive platforms to develop the practices and skills required to join a growing digital industry.
When you study Animation & Moving Image at UNSW, you’ll learn from accomplished, industry-active media artists, producers and theorists who have connections with Australia’s leading research labs in creative robotics, interactive and immersive cinema, and 3D visualisation.
Studying Animation & Moving Image in the Bachelor of Fine Arts allows you to expand your creative practice by exploring your ideas through different mediums and techniques. With scope to focus on Animation & Moving Image or take advantage of opportunities to experience other disciplines to help inform your practice and shape your own unique artistic abilities.
You'll join a supportive, interdisciplinary, and peer-oriented community of practitioners that will expose you to the latest industry trends, technologies and connections.
Our graduates are highly sought-after in the digital media, communications, film, entertainment and other creative industries nationally and internationally. The animation & moving image specialisation is purposefully designed to meet industry demand for content developers and creative practitioners. You’ll graduate with work experience and intensive skills training in the latest technologies - important assets for the creative media and animation industry.
Careers in animation & moving image
We offer the below undergraduate courses with a specialisation in animation & moving image:
Honours is an extra year of study that offers you a chance to develop your research and professional skills guided by staff who are passionate about research and the development of new researchers.
Through a Master of Fine Arts, you’ll undertake supervised research and investigation into an approved area of fine arts, media arts, design, or curatorial practice through a substantial body of creative practice and a 15,000 – 20,000 word dissertation.
Postgraduate research through a PhD or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) will deepen your expertise and help you develop a broad intellectual sophistication, research, and professional skills that are prized by employers. You’ll have access to first-rate facilities and world-class supervisors at the forefront of their fields in fine arts.