Diploma of 3D Design and Animation

  • Awarded by

    Billy Blue College of Design

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    18 months full time, 2 years part time, 12 months accelerated

  • Start Date

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  • Location

    NSW | Online

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Graphic Designer | Brand Identity Designer | 3D Modelling Professional | Assistant Animator | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Start your career as a 3D Designer and Animator with a Diploma of 3D Design and Animation, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia.

    During the course, you'll develop a portfolio to show off your creative potential and help you start your career in the design sector. Under the mentorship of our academic team and industry partners, you'll learn how to tell stories, bring characters and digital worlds to life, and respond to client briefs. You'll also develop a theoretical and technical base of knowledge of general 3D principles and practice, along with an introduction to specialist areas within the field.

    Get started with the essentials

    Learn the basics of modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting and composition.

    Gain professional experience

    Gain work experience as you complete an industry brief, putting your learnings into practice.

    Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

    You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

    Houdini SideFX certified school

    Gain free access to the award-winning industry-standard Houdini SideFX platform.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course, students need to have:

    • Completed Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent, OR
    • Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above, OR
    • Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification, OR
    • Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing this Diploma of 3D Design and Animation qualification, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, you will cover the following subjects:

    Core subjects

    • Design Studio 1
    • Digital Design Foundations
    • Design Studio 2

    Specialisation subjects

    • 2D Asset Creation
    • 3D Asset Creation
    • Game Design Principles
    • Animation Principles
    • Game Production Foundation
    • Beyond the Creative Industries
    • Work Integrated Learning
    • Digital Portfolio and Showreel
    • Procedural Geometry and Workflow
  • Why Billy Blue College of Design?

    Billy Blue College of Design is the design and creative technology faculty at Torrens University Australia, and home to the industry’s best and brightest. They’re known for our engagement with industry and employability focus, with courses developed in collaboration with industry leaders.

    You'll study in iconic, inspirational spaces where ideas flourish, and our educators are adventurous and eager to share their craft, and industry contacts. During your studies, you’ll master the practical skills you need back up your imagination and gain the commercial skills you need to scale up your career.

    Best of all, university admission needn’t be a worry. You don’t need an ATAR to study with Billy Blue, just a passion to learn, and that hard-earned work-life experience counts too.

    You’ll benefit from the dedicated support of Course Advisors and Success Coaches, who can help you navigate your career dreams and study goals.

    And, with all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part-time, on-campus, online, or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised Diploma of 3D Design and Animation qualification, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia. This sought after qualification will mean that you are fully trained in the latest design and animation techniques, and can confidently start working in one of many available animator and 3D designer roles across different sectors.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    Total cost for this course is $28,280 (8 subjects at $3,535 per subject).

    Students may be eligible for scholarships covering up to 30% of the fee, making the discounted fee $19,796.

    Billy Blue College of Design offers a number of easy payment plans or the ability to pay per subject or per semester as you go.

    Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income. Australian students may also be eligible for HECS and CSP (Commonwealth Supported Places) schemes.

    Please enquire for further details.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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