• Why choose this course?
    This combined degree opens up a wide range of creative and business careers.
    You will graduate not only with advanced technical and creative skills, but also with highly developed business knowledge.
    Immerse yourself in the fine arts animation major with up to 16 discipline units and gain in-depth knowledge in your specialisation. Your business degree component comprises eight business core units and eight business major units.
    Throughout the course you will work in a studio setting responding to creative briefs that help you to develop a robust set of skills and knowledge that can be used for the expression of creative and innovative ideas. As you explore both 2D and 3D animation, you will gain an understanding of animation for filmmaking, game development, visual effects, motion graphics and virtual production.
    Career outcomes
    Animation is an exciting creative field that spans a wide range of industries on a global scale. Our animation degree allows students to explore creative fields including animated film-making, visual effects, game development and the visual arts. Your business skills will provide broader career options within industries requiring animation production services.
    QUT graduates are highly regarded in the animation, games and visual effects industries because they are versatile, innovative and career ready.
    This course provides a solid grounding in the fundamental concepts, practices and history of animation on which to build your own innovative practice. You will be encouraged to experiment with a range of animation styles and techniques while producing your own animations, graphics and visual effects. Studies on industry workflows, tools, processes and skills will equip you with a strong understanding of current industry practices – from concept development to timelines and finished works. In your final year your work will be showcased to industry professionals in a graduate exhibition.
    Throughout the course, you can work on real-world projects or develop an individual practice. You will tailor your learning to the part of the industry most interesting to you.
    QUT graduates are employed as animators, concept artists, visual effects artists, game artists and designers across a range of industries and wide diversity of employers including animation studios and traditional film production houses, computer games companies, visual effects and post-production companies, advertising and design agencies, and information visualisation and real-time studios.
    Our graduates find employment in the many Brisbane-based animation companies, or throughout Australia and across the globe. Several are award-winning storytellers, successfully producing animated short films that screen at festivals globally.
    Professional recognition
    Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection in their business degree. Details on professional recognition can be found under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).
    Research pathways
    Bachelor of Business (Honours) option
    High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

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