BP203 - Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media)

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Plan: BP203P6 - Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Interactive Media)
Award abbreviation: BA(Anim&InteractMedia)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full time
Location: Onshore, City campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
ASCED code: 100700
CRICOS code: 035361G

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Objectives of the program

In this program you will learn to be a specialist in digital media and design, including animation (2D and 3D), digital video, motion graphics, special effects, interactive media, sound design and professional practice. Presented in a creative and supportive environment of artistic and design endeavour, the program emphasises intellectual investigation and conceptual development.

There are three objectives of the program:

  • inculcate the importance of reflective, self-motivated and critically aware practice
  • to establish professional knowledge in industry production and practice
  • produce mature and creative individuals with a folio relevant to the animation and interactive media industries.

The first objective is to develop within you the abilities to understand and respect creative practice. The roles and responsibilities of the designer/artist within an industry and personal context. The second objective is to provide you with the necessary practical skills relevant to industry practice in creating narrative and interactive content. The third is for you to leave with a professional folio relevant to the animation and interactive media industries.

As a graduate you will demonstrate aesthetic and intellectual maturity and strong technical abilities within the creative disciplines of design, media and art. Past graduates have entered industry in a wide range of roles such as animators, video producers, 3D visualisers and modellers, web designers, interface designers, art directors, sound designers, game designers, digital artists, teachers and researchers.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you wiht information about articulation agreements with this program.

 

You may gain entry into this program from the:C6087DIGIT and C6087 Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media - Multimedia and Screen plans
provided you have academic performance of: successful completion of the program
 For selection you must also: submit a pre-selection folio
 and if selected you will get credit for: 144 credit points, equivalent to 1.5 years full time
 The courses for which you will get credit are:

GRAP2356 Design Studio 1 (12 cpts)

COMM2301 Media Cultures 1 (12 cpts)

GRAP2355 Imaging 1 (12 cpts)

GRAP2354 Design 1 (12 cpts)

GRAP2359 Design Studio 2 (12 cpts)

COMM2302 Media Cultures 2 (12 cpts)

GRAP2358 Imaging 2 (12 cpts)

GRAP2357 Design 2 (12 cpts)

OART 1013 Interactive Media 1 (12 cpts)

VART2988 3D Animation 1 (12 cpts)

VART2987 2D Animation 1 (12 cpts)

COMM2303 Video 1 (12 cpts)

 

You may also gain entry into this program from the:C5230 Diploma of Graphic Design
provided you have academic performance of: successful completion of the program
 For selection you must also: submit a pre-selection folio
 and if selected you will get credit for: 48 credit points, equivalent to 1 semester full time
 The courses for which you will get credit are:

GRAP2355 Imaging 1 (12 cpts)

GRAP2358 Imaging 2 (12 cpts)

GRAP2354 Design 1 (12 cpts)

GRAP2357 Design 2 (12 cpts)

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT programs. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.

Pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible for undertaking further studies in related programs at RMIT University including Honours, or Master by coursework, in the School of Media and Communication subject to each program's entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline. Applicants with post secondary work experience in this field will also be considered.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 92 with minimum of 20 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 58 (no band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: Advanced Plus certificate

Extra requirements
Applicants must complete and submit a pre-selection kit. Short listed applicants may be required to present their folio to a selection panel (where applicants are abroad, this may be conducted via email, phone or skype).
The folio should include finished pieces as well as sketchbooks and development work. Applicants may present any animations or short films they have created at the interview.

Note: July intake is for students articulating from the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media.

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Animation and Interactive Media.

The degree has strong connections throughout the creative industry with organisations such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Experimedia, and Film Victoria.

Students and staff are widely acknowledged and have exhibited in festivals and conferences that include Siggraph, MIAF, LIAF, MILIA and Annecy. All staff are practising designers, artists and industry practitioners, and experienced educators actively engaged in research in their areas of expertise.

The School of Media and Communication has substantial links with the media and communication industries. Employers and industry professionals are members of our Program Advisory Committee and have contributed to both the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate employers.

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
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