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Develop specialist software skills to present powerful forms of visual information through motion graphics and visual effects

Visualisation considers the multidisciplinary aspects of static, interactive, virtual and augmented media technologies and explores their application in areas such as architecture, medicine and healthcare, science, games and entertainment. Alongside design theories, processes and methods, you'll master software for digital 3D modelling, simulation and presentation.

You'll investigate innovative design strategies and develop critical and creative thinking tools for problem solving. Acquiring these visualisation skills will enable you to respond to contemporary design challenges.

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Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

Study visualisation at Griffith

Visualise concepts and data across architecture, health and engineering; create reconstructions in the fields of archaeology and criminology; and utilise gameplay for education purposes.

From creative sculpture to scientific scanning, you’ll be using digital software to imagine, design, and construct 3D forms in virtual environments. You can develop your skills in the creative design and practical construction of strong immersive experiences with digital visualisation tools, such as game development platforms for use in virtual and augmented reality devices.

Graduates of Visualisation are at the forefront of emerging and experimental design practices.

Continue your studies

You’ll be equipped to complete honours and doctoral studies. Guided by academics, you can undertake an intensive research course and research dissertation to enhance your skills.

Professional recognition

Design graduates are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia.

5-Star Rated

Creative Arts at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Brad Atkinson

As a 3D Creature/Character Artist and Modelling Generalist, Brad's passion is working on art for films and games, in particular character design and concepts.

As a Senior Digital Artist he has worked on projects for Seaworld and Movie World, including set planning and prop design for the DC Villains Unleashed project and for films Thor: Ragnarok (2016) and Nest (2016).

Brad was a key figure in designing and digitally sculpting a bronze memorial statue to honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diggers, to be unveiled in ANZAC square, Brisbane, in 2017.

Brad Atkinson

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Career outcomes

Acquire specific software and technical skills, and transferable expertise

Griffith graduates enter their chosen field with hands-on experience and understanding gained through industry-linked programs

Your unique skills and practical experience in this emerging technological space will prepare you for a career across a range of broad areas, including:

  • Architectural visualisation
  • 3D modelling and simulation
  • Urban and landscape visualisation
  • Scientific and medical visualisation
  • Visualisation of information, data and products
  • Generative design frameworks
  • Video production
  • Motion graphics
  • Post-production
  • Design for social change

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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Wednesday 22 November — Friday 17 November

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