for international applicants
else compares with the thrill of breathing life into characters that might never
have existed but for your imagination, or to move a large audience of strangers
to laugh out loud at their antics, or to keep a person interactively engaged with
them and the worlds you have invented, for hours on end. Such
are the joys and challenges awaiting those seeking a career in the animation,
'new media' and realtime industries."
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Since 1976, this postgraduate coursework program continues to build upon a notable history of media training in animation
and pioneering work in the development of interactive content that now spans 32 years. It has helped launch the successful careers of many of Australia's leading animators while the output of the program in terms of student work resides in various national collections within Australia's cultural organisations.
A Master degree extension was added to the Graduate Diploma program in
2001 providing an additional semester of study designed to prepare students for direct high-level creative and managerial
engagement with the animation and interactive media sectors of the industry. This
coursework program in Animation and Interactive Media (AIM) became a stream of the then School of Creative Media's postgraduate coursework program, Master of Creative Media, in 2007. Other streams offered are: Master
of Creative Media (Film and Television) and Master
of Creative Media (Creative Writing). For general information about the MCM program <click here>
of Creative Media (Animation & Interactive Media) (MC142AIM)
Graduate Diploma of Creative Media (Animation & Interactive Media) (GD143AIM)
The program runs over three full-time semesters (1.5 years) with
an optional exit point at Graduate Diploma level after two semesters (1 year)
of full-time study.
considered orchestration of synthesied image and movement, sound, time and interaction creates
a powerful means for the communication of ideas. This rich and intensive production-based
aims to engender an understanding of how to harness these elements within narrative
and conceptual structures. It
is designed to provide opportunities to learn how to develop and refine original
ideas so they can be communicated effectively using animation and interactivity in audio/visual time-based media.The
program fosters creative talent through reflection of past practices and new trends
via the production of short engaging works. It provides a unique opportunity
for students to realise a personal vision for either 'big' or 'small' screens
and to build a portfolio that demonstrates evidence of their talents and mastery over the medium through
these published works.
This is a postgraduate
Applicants are therefore expected to have taken a first degree or diploma in any
program is for creative 'ideas' people who are strong conceptual thinkers interested
in animation and interactive media. The program aims to develop the students'
ability in the prime creative role of writer / director / producer. This
is a full-fee program.
There is no option for part-time study. Entry to this program is determined by
responses to a short pre-selection task, a relevant portfolio of creative work
and an interview.
Past AIM graduates may convert their Graduate Diploma
to a Master Degree via a single semester of study.