Course Details - Game Design Year 1: 3D Animation Foundations (Ocean View College B-12)

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Course TitleGame Design Year 1: 3D Animation Foundations
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationOcean View College B-12
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
While students can exit after one year with the Certificate II, this course is the first year of a two-year Certificate III in Screen and Media. Year 1 is an animation focus. Year 2 is a gaming focus.
DescriptionGame Design - 3D Animation Foundations is designed to introduce students to the many career opportunities available for 3D artists, animators and designers. This course gives students an understanding of the creative potential of the 3D animation software used in the games, film and visual effects industry. The course covers the fundamentals of 3D animation including: • 3D modelling • Texturing • Animation • Lighting • Rendering • Character design • Environment design • Short movie production The course is focused on learning how to create a short animated film with a 3D character at an introductory level. Students start by planning and discussing their short animated film ideas through concept art and storyboards. Students learn how to model and animate their designs. They will then complete the production process with a short animated film that is presented on a video hosting website (such as YouTube), or as an AVI file. Students will also learn how the 3D animation film industry works. They will learn about how studios are setup, the software they use and the people they employ.
Pathways3D Animation Foundations serves as a valuable bridge to further study in 3D animation, including 3D animation for games or film. Graduates leave with a portfolio of work, knowledge and skills useful in many other multimedia and design areas.
Special RequirementsOwn external hard drive (minimum 500 GB).
Delivery Location(s)Ocean View College B-12, Gedville Road, Taperoo, SA, 5017
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Ocean View College B-12 on Mondays from 09:00 until 15:00
Commencement date 05/02/18
Two break times provided.
Work Placement0 days
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 40 SACE credits
If students complete the Certificate III in Screen and Media in the 2nd year, the credit breakdown is 70 credits at Stage 2 and 30 credits at Stage 1.
QualificationCertificate II in Creative Industries (National code CUA20215)
RTOAcademy of Interactive Entertainment (National Code 88021)
CompulsoryBSBCRT301Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills   (40 nominal hours)
 CUFIND201Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge   (20 nominal hours)
 BSBCRT101Apply critical thinking   (20 nominal hours)
 BSBDES201Follow a design process   (40 nominal hours)
 CUAES201Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication   (20 nominal hours)
 BSBWOR203Work effectively with others   (15 nominal hours)
 CUAWHS302Apply work health and safety practices   (10 nominal hours)
 CUAACD101Use basic drawing techniques   (50 nominal hours)
 CUADIG201Maintain interactive content   (30 nominal hours)
 CUADIG202Develop digital imaging skills   (50 nominal hours)
Student Cost$100.00
This consists of a $100 (GST free) Regional VET fee, payable to your Home School.
Home School Cost$790.00
This consists of $300 (GST free) course cost plus $490.00 (GST free) RTO fee, invoiced to the Home School by Ocean View College.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    15
Maximum   20
Selection ProcessInterview
Orientation DetailsThere will be an information session on Monday 14 August 2017 (term 3, week 4), 11.30 am -1.30pm (lunch provided). Please contact Larah Steig on 8248 1422 or to register.
Public TransportOuter Harbour train line to Taperoo Station.
Contact PersonMr Ryan Westell, Phone 82481422, Mobile 0400381971, Email
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