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School Profile For:

Charles Sturt University

School Information

Charles Sturt University
Animation and Visual Effects
Locked Bag 588
Boorooma Street
Wagga Wagga
(T) +(61) 2 69332589
(F) +(61) 2 69332887

General Email: vkendall@csu.edu.au
Web Address: http://www.csu.edu.au/svpa

Contact Information

Main Program Contact:
Vicki Kendall
(T) +(61) 2 69332589
(F) +(61) 2 69332887

Program Information

Degree Categories:

Program Categories:
Cartooning, Character Animation, Experimental Animation, Computer Animation/Digital Art, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Games, Web Graphics/Design, Web Animation, Animation History/Theory, Workshops, Private Training

Public or Private Institution:

Number of Students:

Teacher / Student Ratio:

Year Program First Started:

Fees / Tuition Information:
HECS (government) funded

Is Financial Aid Available?

Financial Aid Information:
Charles Sturt University offers financial aid, details can be found at www.csu.edu.au

Scholarships also available through the University.

Entrance Requirements:
2005 and 2006 year 12 applicatns are selectred on the basis of their UAI. Other applicants, and those wishing to supplement their UAI, should request an interview on the form available at www.csu.edu.au/svpa and/or provide a portfolio. Interviews are held in person in Wagga or by telephone anytime, or earlier by prior arrangement, and include information sessions.

Facilities / Equipment:
To make sure you are experienced using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:
? Dedicated Animation and Visual Effects Studio with workstations equipped with the latest industry software from vendors such as Adobe, Autodesk, Apple and Eyeon.
? General computing laboratories used for all manner of multimedia work.
? Well equipped photography, multimedia, television and visual arts studios.
? AV Store provides students with free hire of professional equipment.

Program Philosophy:
Charles Sturt University is proud to announce Australia?s only Bachelor degree dedicated to the art of animation and visual effects. This exciting new course is devoted to students passionate about creating memorable visuals and fulfilling their desire to bring their imagination to life. Founded upon traditional arts principles, this new degree provides a unique collaborative framework for students to explore their creative visual talents through diverse media and evolving industries with particular emphasis towards the digital realm. Not only do students gain a well-rounded arts education, but the course also encourages specialisation to increase employment prospects in increasingly competitive fields. Featuring cross-discipline opportunities, current industry standard software, knowledgeable lecturers, latest learning tools, exhibitions/festivals, and a welcoming team environment founded upon creative arts practice, the course will motivate students to achieve their very best with a professional portfolio, demo reel and resume.

Program Description:
Sprawling over 640 hectares, CSU's Wagga Wagga Campus is home to a range of cutting-edge technical facilities and industry standard production services, allowing students hands-on experience before they've graduated. Considered the capital of the Riverina region, Wagga Wagga combines the advantages of regional and city living to offer an original study experience. The city has a proud sporting history as well as a strong artistic and cultural community.

Faculty Description:
Courses in the Faculty of Arts have earned a reputation for innovation and excellence.

The Faculty offers professional courses with strong industry links and opportunities for
professional placement and practice, as well as generalist courses in the humanities
and social sciences.

A wide range of postgraduate courses which are relevant to professional and vocational
needs are offered, with research centres in Rural Social Research (within the Institute for
Land, Water and Society) and Public and Contextual Theology providing links with
associates worldwide.

The Faculty of Arts' police education programs, developed and offered in collaboration
with the police service, have seen CSU become the leading provider of such courses.

Innovative courses responding to industry demand, and programs which combine
vocational preparation with opportunities for broader studies, characterise the Faculty.

Career Placement Information:
Career opportunties include 3D graphics, animation, motion design, digital compositing, visual effects, computer games, mulitmedia authoring and design, professional art practice, film/television production, scientific visualisation, advertising and interactive media.

Other Pertinent Information:
Minor study available in Graphic Design, Television Production, Jewellery, Acting for Screen and Stage, Design for Theatre and Television and Photography.

Last Edited: Friday August 04, 2006

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