Bachelor of Animation (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$11,500.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Animation or equivalent and 5.0 GPA


Commencing in

Trimester 1

About this program

The Bachelor of Animation (Honours) provides a fourth year of study for students who have completed a Bachelor of Animation (1179) or an equivalent undergraduate program. It is a full-time or part-time program that comprises a significant independent Animation research project to be completed under formal supervision. This project is driven by methodological and theoretical inquiry and complemented with an appropriate elective course.

As well as the opportunity for career and skill advancement, this Honours program creates a pathway for Animation students to move into research and higher degree studies - Master of Philosophy (5001), Master of Screen Production - Advanced Major (5736) or Doctor of Philosophy (6001).

Opportunities and experiences

As a Griffith Film School student, you'll have access to an exciting calendar of on-campus exhibitions, guest lectures, masterclasses and artist talks from industry leaders.

Submit your work to film festivals or national and international competitions and take advantage of our wide network of industry contacts and successful alumni.

Attendance information

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You may find work in 2D and 3D character animation and visual effects for film, television, computer games and interactive media companies.

Use the expertise you refine in your Honours degree to design characters and environments for 2D and CGI/3D-animated projects, focus on scriptwriting, storyboarding and pre-visualisation, animation in 2D and 3D, illustration, graphic art, compositing, matte painting, and visual effects.

Professional recognition

Griffith University is an officially recognised Toon Boom Centre of Excellence, which verifies the Griffith Film School Bachelor of Animation meets a high standard of depth, breadth and quality. This qualification provides graduating students the advantage of being in high demand for world recognised studio careers that value a deep knowledge of Toon Boom 2D animation software.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The indicative fee represents the expected average fee for an annual full-time study load (80 credit points). This is based on average study patterns across courses and the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Animation (Honours) (2035)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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