Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts in Australia

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A bachelor's degree is awarded at the successful completion of an undergraduate academic program. It is often the first degree a student received in his or her academic career. It typically takes four years of full-time study to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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Bachelor of Interactive Technologies

SAE Institute Australia
Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 Australia Brisbane

The Bachelor of Interactive Technologies creates graduates who can use technology (both hardware and software) to solve a diverse range of real world problems creatively and efficiently. [+]

Best Bachelors in Visual Arts in Australia 2017. The Bachelor of Interactive Technologies creates graduates who can use technology (both hardware and software) to solve a diverse range of real world problems creatively and efficiently. Students will be taught a mixture of contemporary design and project management processes, tools for building and articulating design ideas such as 3D printing, human computer interaction, agile project management, mechatronics and web & mobile programming. Throughout the duration of the program, students will be expected to work with their peers, faculty and industry mentors to build physical prototypes from day one of the program to solve a range of diverse problems. This program is about creating design literate graduates for emerging creative industries. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Introduction to programming Introduction to scripting 3D printing and prototyping Industrial design and computer aided design Rapid... [-]

Bachelor of Games Development

SAE Institute Australia
Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 Australia Brisbane Melbourne Perth Sydney + 3 more

Undertake the Bachelor of Games Development at SAE and build your expertise in programming or games design. [+]

Undertake the Bachelor of Games Development at SAE and build your expertise in programming or games design. Apply skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as level design, social and mobile game development, game engine programming, gameplay programming, game design, project management, serious games and much more. During your time at SAE you will work with industry standard software such as Unreal Engine 4, Unity3D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya. As a student in Games Development you will also work with technologies such as Oculus Rift, Android, iOS and use industry standard programming languages such as C++, Javascript and C#. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Gameplay Scripting and Gameplay Programming Level Design and Development Principles of Game Design Project Management and Professional Etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and... [-]

Bachelor of Film

SAE Institute Australia
Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 Australia Byron Bay Brisbane Sydney Melbourne Perth + 4 more

The SAE Bachelor of Film is a hands-on filmmaking course covering tactile hard skill elements of filmmaking in the modern era. New forms of film distribution have changed the film-viewing environment but the foundation skills needed to create films are still core to the future of film production. [+]

Best Bachelors in Visual Arts in Australia 2017. The SAE Bachelor of Film is a hands-on filmmaking course covering tactile hard skill elements of filmmaking in the modern era. New forms of film distribution have changed the film-viewing environment but the foundation skills needed to create films are still core to the future of film production. Soft skills are invaluable attributes for students and are taught through the organising of film productions at the student level. Communication, scheduling, and organisational skills are the core of the Studio Units delivered in Stage II alongside the foundational skills learnt. Creation of high quality short films with high production values lead students through this combined technical and people oriented delivery giving them the springboard to all areas of filmmaking. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Introduction to cinematography and film production Post-production principles and techniques... [-]

Bachelor of Animation

SAE Institute Australia
Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 Australia Brisbane Melbourne Perth Sydney + 3 more

Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. [+]

Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. Developing a solid understanding of these areas provides students with a solid foundation and context for further study before exploring in detail the specialist areas. During your time at SAE you will learn on industry standard software such as Maya, Autodesk 3D MAX and the Adobe Creative Suite. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Storytelling for contemporary media Principles of design Fundamentals of drawing Foundations of 3D graphics Principles of animation Project management and professional etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies In Stage II you will be... [-]

Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds

Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney Melbourne Canberra Adelaide Australia Online Perth + 6 more

The Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming) is a three year Degree delivered in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). The degree is designed to produce graduates for the simulation, virtual worlds and games industries and provide professional game programmers with the skills and knowledge of a computer science degree contextualised by gaming applications, plus core skills in programming and design. [+]

Best Bachelors in Visual Arts in Australia 2017. The Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming) is a three year Degree delivered in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). The degree is designed to produce graduates for the simulation, virtual worlds and games industries and provide professional game programmers with the skills and knowledge of a computer science degree contextualised by gaming applications, plus core skills in programming and design. This degree will provide you with specialist skills in digital game/simulation design and programming. You will create 2D and 3D interactive applications for entertainment and serious, real life scenario visualisation (virtual worlds). You will also learn how to research the market, develop business concepts and manage digital game/ simulation development projects. You could end up working as a 3D Games Programmer or Simulation Software Engineer — building interactive virtual worlds for real-world training and research! The degree is jointly delivered online by CIT and face-to-face in AIE Campuses. Prerequisites You must: have basic computing skills including being able to operate a personal computer, other hardware (for example printers, games consoles, PDAs etc), create and manage basic files, perform simple operating system tasks and work with more than one standard software package such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases or web browser. (If you do not have these skills you may enrol into the Certificate II in information Technology.) AND EITHER: have demonstrated Year 12 or equivalent qualification in English and mathematics (which includes calculus) with a minimum pass grade OR... [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Motion Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 Australia Adelaide

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. [+]

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. Specialise in Motion Design and we'll teach you key technical skills such as 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography, so that you have the experience and evidence of working to a variety of client briefs. Careers & Industry Design comes to life as you develop motion graphics for commercials, title sequences, music videos and television. The course includes 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. Graduates enter the industry with a portfolio that showcases their ability to answer client briefs, collaborate across multiple disciplines and experience working in production. Motion Designers can go on to work in: Television; Advertising; Production houses; Corporate event companies; or as a freelancer Course Outline Year 1 An introduction to theory, professional practice and broad principles that allow you to respond effectively to briefs. You are also immersed in the studio to develop practical and ideation skills. Majors are introduced through theory and studio components. Year 2 Build on knowledge gained in the first year with an emphasis on the production of innovative video and motion graphic campaigns for TV commercials, music videos and logo animation. Acquiring the essential skills in communication, pitching, and collaboration are a critical part of the year. Students are also armed with strategies and methods to develop their own line of inquiry. Year 3 The final year covers... [-]

Bachelor of Creative Technologies - Game Art

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 Australia Adelaide

The Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) is New Zealand’s only degree specialising in game art. Over three years, you develop artistic style through a combination of traditional art, 3D animation and visual effects using industry-standard [+]

Best Bachelors in Visual Arts in Australia 2017. Create beautiful environments and characters and use these assets to develop immersive experiences to share with people in an industry that is bigger than the music and movie sectors put together. From 2D platformers to 3D brawlers, you'll be devising and creating your own interactive stories, digital illustrations, concept art and games that will be viewed by an international audience of game enthusiasts. Within the first sixteen weeks of your first year, you'll have created your very own 2D game and, by the time you've finished your degree, you'll have collaborated with other game artists and programmers alike to develop an industry-level game. Careers & Industry If you are serious about fast-tracking your way into this multi-million dollar global industry, you'll want to make a beeline to a dedicated course that mirrors the industry environment. You'll also want to get alongside lecturers with industry experience who can give you industry insights. Over three years, this course will help you develop your artistic style and technical skills through a combination of traditional art practices and using industry standard software. In the final year, you'll be collaborating with a group of artists and programmers on a major game project, just like in the real world. With this portfolio and experience in your back pocket, you'll have the necessary skills to enter the industry, either in a game studio or as an indie developer. Game Art career paths include: Game Artist Modeller Texture Artist Technical... [-]

Bachelor of Software Engineering - Game Programming

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 Australia Adelaide

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) is the only degree of its kind in New Zealand and delivers a highly developed technical knowledge base and skill-set. Work across multiple game platforms including PlayStation using commercial grade [+]

When becoming a Game Programmer, you'll learn best while doing. You'll code, you'll craft and, in the end, you'll graduate with a gaming portfolio like no other. By the end of your third year at Media Design School, you'll have worked with other like-minded programmers and artists to develop an industry level game, giving you the perfect showreel to kick-start your professional career. Better yet, Media Design School is the only school in New Zealand who has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's PlayStation First Academic Development Programme, giving our students the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation platform. Careers & Industry To be a game developer you'll need both the experience and practical skills to be able to work across multiple game platforms and the ability to collaborate in a group that simulates the industry environment. In this course, you'll be learning C++ along with other coding languages that will help you succeed in the games industry. In your third year, you'll experience an end-of-year project which will be the closest experience you'll get to an industry environment at any tertiary provider in New Zealand. You'll be collaborating in a group with fellow programmers and artists to create a commercially viable game, which you can include in your portfolio and show-reel by the time you go on to work as a professional. You'll also have the opportunity to work with the PlayStation game platform. Media Design School has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to become the... [-]

Bachelor of Art & Design - 3D Animation & Visual Effects

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 Australia Adelaide

The Bachelor of Art and Design (3D Animation and Visual Effects) delivers a comprehensive technical skillset and essential project experience [+]

Best Bachelors in Visual Arts in Australia 2017. Create the impossible. Develop stunning 3D Animation and imagery and learn how to use visual effects to blow stuff up...without accidentally blowing your computer up! Our award-winning faculty will take you on an immersive journey; teaching you the basics of modelling, rendering, lighting, and technical direction that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, industry-level short film in your final year. Careers & Industry To succeed in the film post-production industry, you'll need to be proficient and confident in using industry standard visual effects software. You'll also need experience applying creative thinking and problem solving in a collaborative and demanding environment. Employers value our graduates because this course focuses on the technical skills and soft skills you'll need in the industry. Your first year will begin with an eight week introduction to the world of computer graphics. You'll finish the year by working on an intensive yet rewarding short 3D production that will ensure you have the academic foundation and the skills you need to progress throughout your degree. During your second year, you'll be asked to pick a specialisation in visual effects, technical studies or 3D animation, which will enable you to fine-tune your particular skill set. Your final year will see you working on a number of industry level productions that will culminate with you being a part of an amazing, state-of-the-art short film. You'll also finish your final year with a research project that will provide... [-]

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

JMC Academy
Campus Full time 104 - 156 weeks January 2018 Australia Sydney Melbourne Brisbane + 2 more

These intensive yet crucial trimesters prepare students to enter the industry by having them undertake advanced production management, post production and motion graphics studies. They are encouraged to develop a stronger... [+]

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

These intensive yet crucial trimesters prepare students to enter the industry by having them undertake advanced production management, post production and motion graphics studies. They are encouraged to develop a stronger context from which to view and critique their own and others work in international cinema and genre subjects. With the focus on developing industry-ready screen practitioners, students are provided internship opportunities and time to develop a feasible business plan for pitching to future investors. There is a significant practical component to the Degree, with students encouraged to specialise in the creative, technical or management role that most interests them. As part of their professional development, students are required to create a showreel of work that showcases their unique skills and talents to show to prospective employers. What Career will this course prepare me for? Students are given extensive theoretical and practical training using the most up-to-date facilities available to ensure they enter the industry with a realistic and competitive approach to all aspects of digital production. A career in television is a demanding one, but it is also very challenging and rewarding. You will be required to have solid technical knowledge and endless creative inspiration. Experience and determination are often the key elements towards a successful career. Graduates may find employment with:... [-]


Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Design)

JMC Academy
Campus Full time 104 - 156 weeks January 2018 Australia Sydney Melbourne Brisbane + 2 more

In the final trimesters of study, students learn a number of sophisticated skills including character rigging, intricate application scripting for games engines and motion capture for real-time games animation and cinematics... [+]

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Design)

In the final trimesters of study, students learn a number of sophisticated skills including character rigging, intricate application scripting for games engines and motion capture for real-time games animation and cinematics. These skills are geared towards the final project which begins with the formation of teams, the generation of ideas and a thorough work-up of the games design process. In the final trimester of studio development, teams spend time producing their game concept in a process designed to emulate a real-world game production. With lecturers acting as Executive Producers, students incorporate knowledge developed thus far to produce a fully-interactive game world. These worlds may be suited for use as either a prototype of a possible larger production, or a complete smaller-scale independent games project. Finally, students are supported in developing their games art show reels and skills for finding suitable employment as they transition into the professional workplace. What Career will this Course prepare me for?... [-]


Bachelor of Creative Arts (3D Animation)

JMC Academy
Campus Full time 104 - 156 weeks January 2018 Australia Sydney Melbourne Brisbane + 2 more

Students quickly begin to develop a deeper level of understanding of the processes, design and performance qualities of great animation. Concepts in acting, gesture, 2D and 3D form are also explored from the traditional to the digital... [+]

Bachelor of Creative Arts (3D Animation)

Students quickly begin to develop a deeper level of understanding of the processes, design and performance qualities of great animation. Concepts in acting, gesture, 2D and 3D form are also explored from the traditional to the digital, and from the roughly conceptual to the polished and professional. Students are also introduced to the visual language of filmmaking and explore the magic of effects and systems such as motion capture, one of the techniques used in some of the most recent blockbuster films. The 3D Animation unit delves deeper into the acting and storytelling aspects of the art. Students are required to develop their own interpretation on assigned themes, bringing their characters to life with emotion and personality. Material developed in class is included in the students’ professional show reel. In the final stage of study, further sophisticated skill areas are explored, including character rigging and motion (or performance) capture. This leads into a final project, which begins with an intensive pre-production subject where students form teams to generate ideas and workshop the design process together. Under the supervision of their lecturers, students go into full studio production mode. They are required to complete and ‘executive produce’ their final team project through the execution of a high quality 3D animated film that may also involve co-operation and collaboration with students from other courses. Finally, students are supported in developing show reels and are provided with techniques for seeking employment and moving into the professional workplace.... [-]


Bachelor of Interactive Media

Academy of Information Technology
Campus Full time January 2018 Australia New South Wales

Interactive Media is one of the fastest growing industries both in Australia and internationally. We are immersed in interactive media in an increasing number of aspects of our lives. [+]

Interactive Media is one of the fastest growing industries both in Australia and internationally. We are immersed in interactive media in an increasing number of aspects of our lives. Whether it be film, design, game development animation, app development or online marketing, interactive media is everywhere. Because this industry is advancing so rapidly there is a shortfall of knowledgeable and trained professionals within the field. AIT’s Bachelor of Interactive Media course provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to respond to the ongoing changes that this industry will continue to experience. This program provides you with the broad foundation to engage as professional practitioners. AIT’s Bachelor of Interactive Media course covers broad topics of digital media. You may choose to specialise in any of the following areas. - Film - Animation - Game Development - Design... [-]


Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Visual Arts) (BCAIVA)

Charles Darwin University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2018 Australia Northern Territory Sydney Melbourne + 3 more

This course contains two pathways designed to assist students to develop the critical tools and material skills necessary to build professional careers in the Visual Arts as artists and theorists. The [+]

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Visual Arts) (BCAIVA)

Locations:

Casuarina Campus

This course contains two pathways designed to assist students to develop the critical tools and material skills necessary to build professional careers in the Visual Arts as artists and theorists. The studio and theoretical teaching staff are augmented by a vibrant visiting forum of guest speakers and together with our partnership with Northern Editions and the CDU Art Gallery and Collection provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment.

The Studio Practice specialisation is a contextual studio based programme which provides students with the opportunity to specialise in digital media, painting, printmaking, sculpture and/or drawing or to combine any media in their studio productions. The Art History and Cultural Heritage specialisation gives students the marketing, writing and research skills required to work within museums, galleries, arts tourism industries and arts writing/publishing sectors.... [-]


Bachelor of Creative Industries

Edith Cowan University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Perth

Designed to meet the challenges of employment (including self-employment) within the context of an emerging creative economy.

The creative industries form an increasingly important [+]

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Designed to meet the challenges of employment (including self-employment) within the context of an emerging creative economy.

The creative industries form an increasingly important component of the global economy, focused upon the creation and exploitation of intellectual property across a range of disciplines including film, design, digital media and photography. Students will research and develop original products that impact on audiences and address practical outcomes for users.

The course enables students to develop the technical and general skills that make them ready for employment and enable them to develop along with the creative industries themselves. Graduates will have an informed, critical and creative approach to understanding media, design and visual culture within a rapidly evolving social and work environment.

Students can select their major from the following disciplines:
- Animation
- Environmental & Spatial Design
- Film & Video
- Game Design & Culture
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Media
- Screen Studies
- Photomedia... [-]