Course Title: Design animation and digital visual effects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5361 Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media)

Course Title: Design animation and digital visual effects

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4585

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design animation and digital visual effects for screen productions such as television commercials, feature films, animated films or interactive games.

It applies to individuals who have high-level skills in research and creative concept development. They work closely with people such as directors or producers to generate concepts and prepare design specifications for animation or visual effects for a range of projects.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects


1. Clarify design requirements

2. Generate and assess ideas

3. Conduct research and experimentation

4. Produce draft design specifications

5. Finalise design specifications

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed the skills required to design animation and digital visual effects for a screen based production.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.