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Animation & VFX

Still from ‘The Granny Flat’ | Dir. Rachel Mackey

Explore Animation & VFX: EXPLORE ANIMATION & VFX: ANIMATION AT AFTRS OFFERS UNIQUE, INDUSTRY-BASED TRAINING PROGRAMS WHERE YOU WILL FOCUS ON HIGH-END STORYTELLING SKILLS TO CREATE WORLD-CLASS GRADUATE PROJECTS.

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Why study Animation & VFX at AFTRS

AFTRS has a strong tradition in animation and is highly regarded around the world. We are committed to the excellence AFTRS has established over 45 years, built upon the quality of our teachers, the excellence of our students and our close industry connection. Studying animation at AFTRS will challenge you to explore, develop and hone your creative world building and cinematic craft and take advantage of the growing demand for excellence in animation and story.

Master the art of animation

Programs include intensive practical workshops, exercises and seminars that allow you to develop and hone your skill-set across a variety of projects and briefs. Develop your collaborative skills with cross-disciplinary exercises that reflect industry practice. Learn about the variety and diversity of style and application that the craft of animation offers.

Develop your storytelling

Develop cinematic storytelling skills through animation and hybrid live-action and animation productions. Drill deep into storytelling through animation and the inverted production process typical of animation and visual effects productions.

Career opportunities

Animation and visual effects are key contemporary screen story and visualisation skillsets. Job opportunities exist in animated and visual effects film, series and commercial work across multiple formats and platforms. Professional animation roles exist in careers in screen story, story development, pre-visualisation, gaming and app development, marketing, motion graphics, virtual and augmented reality projects.

Our internationally-acclaimed animation alumni include: Patrick Clair, the Emmy award-winning titles designer for The Crown (2016), The Man in The High Castle (2016) and True Detective (2014); Sandy Widyanata, feature film director, Monument 14 (in development); Ben Wright, layout artist on Animal Logic’s Happy Feet 2 (2001) and Flying Bark Animation’s Maya the Bee Movie (2014); Sejong Park, Oscar nominee for short animation Birthday Boy (2005); and Bradley Slabe, writer and co-director of AACTA-winning and Academy Award-shortlisted work Lost & Found (2018).

Meet Your Lecturers

Krista Jordan

Krista Jordan has over twenty years professional industry experience in creative and commercial filmmaking. Her professional film credits include The Matrix,…

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Alexander Hoetzer

Alexander Hoetzer is an experienced visual effects artist with almost 20 years’ experience in a range of screen industries, across…

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