Creative Media Education

Degree Courses

Bachelor of Animation

Start Date

  • February 8, 2015

Sector

  • Higher Education (Australian Government accredited)

Duration

  • 24 months full-time (accelerated learning)

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At SAE we know that practical, hands-on training is the proven and best way for you to develop the skills and experience you need to start your successful career in the creative media industries.

Undertake a Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of animation, from concept design through to production. Gain industry knowledge, use advanced animation tools, and collaborate across disciplines to produce real-world applications.

In trimester 4 choose your specialisation in:

1. 3D Modelling, with units in:

  • Advanced 3D modelling
  • Technical art pipelines
  • Digital environments

2. Character Animation, with units in:

  • Rigging
  • Advanced 2D animation
  • Advanced character animation

Degree Entry Requirements

Note: If you are applying from outside the UAE please contact the SAE Institute in your country to confirm your equivalent educational standing or contact SAE directly.

  • minimum age 17;
  • completion of year 12 high school certificate (HSC) or its equivalent ; or
  • mature age students over 21 years; or
  • on receipt of suitable evidence, SAE shall seek to admit all prospective students (via special entry) who are considered to have a reasonable chance of success in the programme.

English Language Requirements

International students have to provide additional evidence of language skills and complete one of the following:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A band score of 6 or higher for a Higher Education (HE) course and 5.5 or higher for a VET course (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 550 or higher (paper based test), 60 or higher (internet based test) for a Higher Education (HE) course and a minimum score of 527 (paper based test) or 46 (internet based test) for a VET course, OR
  • International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR): An overall rating of 3, OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic score of 50 (or higher) for a Higher Education (HE) course, and an Academic score of 42 (or higher) for a vocational education program, OR
  • Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college or equivalent with a minimum result of “Satisfactory” or equivalent.

Qualification

Bachelor of Interactive Technologies

Australian Accreditation

This program is quality assured by SAE Australia and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. SAE Dubai graduates will receive an Australian qualification on completion of their studies. Details on the accreditation of this degree can be found on the TEQSA website

Course Content (3D Modelling)

Year 1 Bachelor of Animation (3D Modelling)

T1 Critical Thinking in Creative Media Storytelling for Contemporary Media Principles of Design Fundamentals of Drawing
T2 Overview of Industry Foundations of 3D Graphics Principles of Animation Production 1
T3 Media Studies Animation Studio 1
Post Production Principles and Techniques | 3D Animation Methods | Production 2

Year 2 Bachelor of Animation (3D Modelling)

T4 Cultural Perspectives Animation Studio 2 (3D Modelling)
Advanced 3D Modelling | Technical Art Pipelines | Production 3
T5 Animation Major Project Development Animation Studio 3 (3D Modelling)
Digital Environments | Interdisciplinary Project
T6 Internship Elective Animation Major Project Production

Creative Industry Unit Multi Discipline Unit Discipline Unit Discipline Specialisation Unit Elective Unit

Note:

Elective unit is selected from any other bachelor course, trimester 1 or 2 units. Studios are professionally oriented production units modelled on real-world work environments.

Exit point options:

Option to complete your studies with an Associate Degree of Design after 160 credit points/first prescribed 16 units. The associate degree provides graduates with the basic core skills for entry into the industry, or to cross-skill into a related creative industry. Graduates will have broad technical knowledge and skills at a paraprofessional level.

Course Content (Character Animation)

Year 1 Bachelor of Animation (Character Animation)

T1 Critical Thinking in Creative Media Storytelling for Contemporary Media Principles of Design Fundamentals of Drawing
T2 Overview of Industry Foundations of 3D Graphics Principles of Animation Production 1
T3 Media Studies Animation Studio 1
Post Production Principles and Techniques | 3D Animation Methods | Production 2

Year 2 Bachelor of Animation (Character Animation)

T4 Cultural Perspectives Animation Studio 2 (Character Animation)
Rigging | Advanced 2D Animation | Production 3
T5 Animation Major Project Development Animation Studio 3 (Character Animation)
Advanced Character Animation | Interdisciplinary Project
T6 Internship Elective Animation Major Project Production

Creative Industry Unit Multi Discipline Unit Discipline Unit Discipline Specialisation Unit Elective Unit

Note:

Elective unit is selected from any other bachelor course, trimester 1 or 2 units. Studios are professionally oriented production units modelled on real-world work environments.

Exit point options:

Option to complete your studies with an Associate Degree of Design after 160 credit points/first prescribed 16 units. The associate degree provides graduates with the basic core skills for entry into the industry, or to cross-skill into a related creative industry. Graduates will have broad technical knowledge and skills at a paraprofessional level.

Payment Plans

Plan A (Full)- 24 Month Degree Program

  • Registration Fee AED 2,000 due at registration
  • Equipment Deposit Fee AED 2,000 (refundable at end of studies)
  • Resource Fee AED 9800* due at registration
  • Course Fee AED 120,000 (to be paid in 2 yearly equal installments- AED 60,000 X 2)
  • Total Fee AED 133,800**

Plan B (By Installments)- 24 Month Degree Program

  • Registration Fee AED 2,000 due at registration
  • Equipment Deposit Fee AED 2,000 (refundable at end of studies)
  • Resource Fee AED 9800* due at registration
  • Course Fee AED 22,000 x 6 (must provide 3 PDCs per year AED 22,000 each)
  • Total Fee AED 145,800**

Plan C*** (Monthly Installments)- 24 Month Degree Program

  • Registration Fee AED 2,000 due at registration
  • Equipment Deposit Fee AED 2,000 (refundable at end of studies)
  • Resource Fee AED 9800* due at registration
  • Course Fee AED 5,800 x 24 (must provide 12 PDCs per year AED 5,800 each)
  • Total Fee AED 153,000**

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* In a unique arrangement between SAE Institute and Apple Computers, all Degree students are issued with an Apple Mac Book Pro machine, complete with software to meet the needs of their respective fields of study plus SAE course material. This compulsory fee must be paid at the time of registration.Resource fee is subject to change without notice and prices are valid at the time of enrollment and re-enrollment.

**Fees are indicative in that unit fees are charged according to the year the unit of study is commenced and are subject to annual adjustment. The total course fee quoted is based on the 2014 unit fees.

***Offered only to students who can provide 12 (24) PDCs (from UAE based banks) at the time of enrollment.

Career Options

  • 2D/3D animator
  • Modeller
  • Rigger
  • Visual effects artist
  • Environment artist
  • Game asset artist
  • Technical artist
  • Character artist
  • Concept artist
  • Post-production for broadcast media
  • Architectural visualiser
  • Product visualiser
  • Spatial GIS data processor
  • Educational media production
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Art director
  • Creative director
  • Project manager
  • Team leader


If you wish to learn more about this degree, please get in touch with Michelle Estano, through m.estano@saeDubai.com.

If you wish to have a Skype chat with us, please get in touch with us through our Skype handle: sae.dubai

You can also visit our campus on our next open day. To register for the open day, please click HERE.

If you wish to see samples of our previous students' works, please visit: http://dubai.sae.edu/en-gb/content/21758/Student_Work