Render the animation career you want.

Ready to combine your love of art and technology to pave the way for a thrilling career in Animation? SAE can get you there.

We combine small, hands-on classes with online study in collaboration with your fellow creatives for an immersive learning experience. With direct access to our experienced mentors, our courses will give you a competitive edge to score your dream role in the Animation industry.

Learn from our industry-expert teaching staff as you develop practical skills including 2D and 3D character animation, visual storytelling, modelling & environment design, visual effects, motion graphics, and more.

Throughout your studies, you’ll master in-demand techniques to set your work apart from the rest. With access to the latest technology including Autodesk Maya, Substance Painter, Unreal Engine 5, SideFX Houdini, Foundry Suite and more.

Get ready to create real-world projects and build a career-ready portfolio.

But you won’t do it alone. Collaborate with fellow animators and SAE students from other creative disciplines, critical for broadening your skillset and producing stand-out work.

When you study at SAE, we’ll help line up work placement opportunities through our extensive industry network, giving you a taste of the professional animation world before you graduate.


Career opportunities

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




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

Is Animation for you?

We have outlined some considerations and suitability recommendations to consider before you study Animation at SAE.

  • a strong sense of creativity and imagination
  • a willingness and ability to collaborate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including industry practitioners
  • have technical, computer and software skills
  • have critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • adaptability to changing technologies and industry trends
  • possess an interest in the societal, ethical and cultural factors influencing creative industries
  • a willingness to devote up to 10 hours per week for every 10 credit points you study. This will allow for scheduled classes, personal study and project work.
  • a keen interest in animation software and tools, such as 2D and 3D animation software, rigging tools, and compositing software
  • an interest in storytelling, including character development, story structure, and visual storytelling techniques
  • attention to detail and patience.

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We're here to help

We understand the personal nature of the creative industries and we get hands on with you. Our state-of the-art studios and industry leading equipment will provide you access and exposure to discover your creative voice. Smaller, interactive classes help to cultivate exploration and opportunities for collaboration. Our network of creative practitioners are available in person and online.

You have access to one-on-one support to help you on outcome-focused learning and work practice. You’ll graduate with applied skills, hands-on confidence, and contemporary expertise that is industry recognised and highly sought-after.

If you would like to find out more, schedule a call back with an SAE course advisor.

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