Diploma of Creative Arts (3D Animation)

JMC Academy
Program overview
7-8 months
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
11,300 AUD
Intakes in February, June and September

Melbourne (Australia)
11,300 AUD
Intakes in February, June and September

11,300 AUD
Intakes in February, June and September

About this program

Diploma of Creative Arts (Animation)

Bringing a character to life involves more than just technical ability. With that in mind, Animation at JMC has been developed in association with studio professionals from Pixar and Animal Logic, to help you tell your story from concept development to finished animation.

Learn to design and develop characters and worlds – from concept to finished art – and create arresting graphical motion and believable characters. Introducing you to the art and practice of animation, this course allows you to specialise in your passion, be it story and art direction, 2D + 3D hybrid animation, technical art or a combination of them all.

We’ll make sure you are up to speed on all the latest developments demanded by the industry, you'll have a chance to intern, network and study abroad along the way. Graduate with a top-notch portfolio, a show reel, and knowledge of who’s who where it counts, to launch you into the industry.

Get hands-on with the design and development of characters and worlds – from concept to finished art – and create arresting graphical motion and believable character performances with a Diploma of Creative Arts (Animation). Master drawing and visualisation techniques, learn traditional techniques and cutting-edge motion design and master the core skillset and tools required for 3D modeling and animation.

Admission requirements

International applicants must show the following:

  • Proof of English proficiency: minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (with no single band score below 5.5) or equivalent. For more information click here.
  • Evidence of successful completion of a senior Secondary School certificate (transcripts and certificate must be translated and certified). For further information please contact us.
  • Attend an interview in person or online
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on commencement of studies.
  • Animation, Games and Design applicants are required to prepare a portfolio of sample work/drawings.

Applications will be accepted until 2 weeks before the course commences, but please note that visa applications can take considerably longer than two weeks to process. Please contact the Australian Embassy in your home country for recommended timeframes for processing your visa application.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Design Processes 1

Studio Workshop

Design Fundamentals

Games and Animation in Context

Laboratory 1

2D Animation 1

3D Animation 1

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the institute website.


  • Domestic Students: $9,000 per trimester.
  • International Students: $11,300 per trimester (Total tuition fee: $22,600).

Continuing studies

Graduates of the Diploma of Creative Arts (Animation) may move directly into the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation) with advanced standing. Please contact us for more details.

Career paths

JMC’s Animation graduates currently work in a wide range of creative positions in game design, film + TV, web animation and advertising, in major studios like Animal Logic and design houses like ZSpace.

Animation is an essential ingredient in the collaborative, innovative and future-forward global entertainment industry, which is why some of the most in demand players are animators and visual-effects specialists.

Specific roles may include:

  • 3D or 2D Animator
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Concept Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Modeller
  • Texture Artist
  • Rigger
  • Illustrator
  • Render Wrangler
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Effects Animator
  • Compositor
  • Digital Lighting
  • Designer
  • Motion Designer

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About this institute

JMC Academy is a specialist creative industries education institution with campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Established 40 years ago, it was Australia's first private college to qualify for accreditation in the fields of Audio Engineering, Digital Television and Digital...

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Why study at JMC Academy

At JMC Academy we are focussed on providing opportunities for students to create, connect and develop their craft in a supportive community. We keep our class sizes small so that we can get to know each students' aspirations, strengths, weaknesses and creative voice. Our small course offering of specialist creative industries disciplines means we can regularly update and refine our courses and tech to be future-focussed and relevant to industry developments. Our international network of like-minded institutions ensures we can benchmark our programs against international standards, ensuring our students are able to enter the workforce with confidence wherever in the world they go.

Contact info

JMC Academy

208 Park Street
3205 South Melbourne

Phone no: +61 3 9624 2929

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