Hi I'm new here. Looking for a good full-time animation undergraduate course (leading to a degree) in Australia but I don't have much info so I hope some of you here can help. The animation course doesn't need to be games-related. I saw from previous topics a school AIE in canberra? what does AIE actually stand for? How about the animation courses offered by some universities like Griffith?
This is solely my own opinion. I think Griffith is very much the traditional art school. They focus more on basis art concepts and 2d animation. If one wants to do 3D or computer animation, I doubt Griffith will be able to offer that. Of course, getting a basis concept of animation - classical/traditional animation is still the best way to get started. Learning how a person walk and the wave principle and stuff like that is great fun. And not many people actually realised that there's so much to learn about drawing and animation.
Now basically everything is about technologies. Learning software like Lightwave, Maya...etc. No big deal if you know how to use the software if you don't know anything about animation principles. If not, you will end up being an 'operator'...as in doing the modelling and following instructions from the creative/art director. One must have good writing skills and creativity. Must have a good story or else what are you going to create? How are you going to generate interest in your work?
Just my own opinions. Did film and animation in college...but mental block now. Can't do anything creative at the moment cos it's so restrictive in school. Can't do this can't do that...!!! I graduated from a college similar to TAFE in Singapore.
By the way, Queensland College of Art (Griffith) is a good school to go to! That is if you have the passion. It's hell difficult to get a creative job that you enjoy and not feel restricted.
While I can't say much about the Multimedia Design stuff - other then all the guys from my class wanted to join because there was lots of girls - I studied at Swinburne for about two years and I really liked the place. I was in a Software Dev course...
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My friend from uni (in the animation degree at the moment) did a great animation course leading up to getting into the degree at griffith I can find out for you where she did it and what school etc?
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