Render the animation career you want.

Animation At SAE we provide animators with the skills, equipment, mentorship, and connections to turn ideas into realities.

SAE animation courses

From diplomas through to postgraduate degrees, you can easily build on your qualifications to suit your career goals.

Why Study Animation at SAE

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Collaborative project-based learning.
We’re output-focused and interested in developing your skills and competencies as a creative practitioner. That’s why at SAE you’ll be in small classes working on real-world projects. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate virtually and on-campus with songwriters, audio technicians, designers, game developers, filmmakers and other animators.
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Expand your career & network.
Bachelor students graduate with a portfolio, work experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills and a network of fellow creatives across Australia and the world.
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State-of-the-art facilities and software.
Learn how to apply theory and best practices to industry software such as Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite.
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Our lecturers don’t just know it, they’ve done it.
As experts in their field, our animation lecturers have extensive industry experience, connections and offer a long list of academic and professional achievements. Our network of expert practitioners are available to mentor students, nationwide.
Meet our animation experts


Character animation (2D/3D) Visual storytelling 3D modelling & computer graphics Visual effects & motion graphics


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Career outcomes


3D or 2D animator
Concept artist
Motion graphics designer
Storyboard artist
Media industry specialist
FX artist
Technical artist
3D asset modeller
3D character modeller


Animation insights & stories

SAE lecturer Tim Kitevski
We chat with animator and SAE lecturer Tim Kitevski
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Reza is moulding the next gen of creators
Reza Sarkamari is the Animation Coordinator at SAE Sydney. From humble...
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2022 will give us the chance to collaborate, engage with new opportunities, and...
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The Australian Government is offering payments of upto $5,000 for...
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SAE boasts world-class facilities and collaborative spaces geared towards the creative media industries, as well as flexible remote learning options.

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