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School Profile For:

Centre for Animation & Interactive Media

School Information

Centre for Animation & Interactive Media
School of Creative Media
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476V
(T) +(61) 3 9925 2994
(F) +(61) 3 9925 3356

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Web Address:

Contact Information

Main Program Contact:
David Atkinson
Program Leader
(T) +(61) 3 9925 2994
(F) +(61) 3 9925 3356

Program Information

Degree Categories:
MA/MS/MFA, Doctorate/Other Postgraduate

Program Categories:
Character Animation, Experimental Animation, Computer Animation/Digital Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Games, Web Graphics/Design, Web Animation, Performance Animation, Animation History/Theory

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Fees / Tuition Information:
Current program fees are available from the following web pages. For international students: For Australian citizens and residents:

Entrance Requirements:
Master of Creative Media (Animation & Interactive Media) by Coursework
Applicants must have completed a recognized tertiary qualification, such as a degree or diploma. Mature age entry applicants who are not graduates will be considered where substantial industrial experience in related fields or relevant body of creative work can be demonstrated. Evidence of visual awareness, creativity and strong conceptual skills is required. Entry is via a pre-selection task, portfolio and interview.

Master of Arts by Research (Animation & Interactive Media)?This challenging research degree provides the potential for suitable applicants to become leading experts in the field of their investigation. Applicants must have achieved solid academic results with a demonstrable capacity for independent investigation and scholarship. Entry is via a well-considered research proposal, portfolio and interview.

Facilities / Equipment:
An industry-like studio environment that supports a diverse range of production as well as scholarly research into the field

Program Philosophy:
Animation is the most imaginative and nibble of art forms. In creating the illusion of life, one must come to an intimate understanding of how shape, form and time can be used as a means to effectively realise ideas in a tangible way. By exploiting the nexus of time, interactivity and narrative, the Centre for Animation and Interactive Media excels in areas that are distinctly different from those addressed by many other programs offering a narrower interpretation of animation and multimedia. This enables us to embrace the broadest possible definition of this wondrous art.

Program Description:
Educational program specialising in animation and interactive media

Faculty Description:
The School of Creative Media is one of nine schools with the Portfolio of Design and Social Context.

Alumni Information:
The program has an excellent employment track record of enabling graduating students to move directly into high-end professional production in the industry of their choice. During its 30-year history, the program has built a vibrant close-knit community of practitioners. Graduates have won local and international recognition for their innovative work becoming successful leaders of the industry producing animated TV commercials, children's television programs, computer games, Internet sites, multimedia work and museum displays.
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Last Edited: Wednesday June 27, 2007

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