LCAD is Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

Australia's leading Visual Art & Design College

Game Art, Animation, Visual Art, Photography

Graphic Design Photography Visual Art Our History Our Values & Beliefs Our Facilities Subjects Game Art & Animation

Graphic Design Photography Visual Art Our History Our Values & Beliefs Our Facilities Subjects Game Art & Animation

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LCAD is proud to offer the nationally recognised Game Art and Animation course where students will complete the CUA51120 Diploma of Visual Arts and the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media qualifications. Our course enables students to begin by learning the fundamental skills used in the creation of game art and animation. After learning a broad set of skills, you will be able to focus on the skill sets you want to master and discover how they fit within the industry. As an individual artist you can pursue your own styles and goals within the structure of the curriculum.

CUA51120 Diploma of Visual Arts
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Overview

CUA51120 & CUA51020
1 year.
2023 - 27 November/or 2024 - 5 February/ or 3 June / or 16 September
Full time study load is three days per week. Flexibility offered.
Enrolment Deadline
One month before the start date, unless course pla
No prerequisites.
Online delivery.
Who Can Apply?
The course is open to year 12, non-year 12, mature aged applicants.
Course Brochure
Distance From CBD

Course outline

These nationally recognised diplomas provide the student with a mix of structured and open projects, allowing you to learn fundamental skills as well as develop key skill sets and styles in pursuit of your individual career ambitions in game art and animation.

Key Topics

Concept Art
3D Modelling
Game Environment
Creative Development

Use Maya to create sophisticated models and engaging animation. Learn why it is the industry standard for cinematic animation and computer graphics. Discover how Unreal Engine 5 has innovated real-time graphics, breathing a new level of detail and quality into nextgen game environments and characters. Enhance your 3D models with texturing through Substance Painter and supercharge your productivity with Quixel Bridge and Megascans. Learn the workflows of digital painting and concept art with the industry leader in 2D art, Photoshop. Complete your digital artistry knowledge with the Adobe Suite for editing, graphics, compositing and more.


Gear up & equip yourself for game and animation roles like environment artist, 3D animator, character modeller, hard-surface modeller, concept artist, texture artist, UI designer, world designer and more!


There are no specific requirements of entry for this course. New or inexperienced students are welcome as are those currently working within the industry. All prospective students are invited to attend the college to view the studio facilities and to discuss their application, however this can also be done online, as we offer blended learning. LCAD will interview prospective students to determine that our course is the correct fit.

Units of competencies


CUAACD531 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAPPR511 Realise a body of creative work
*CUAPPR512 Develop sustainability of own professional practice
CUAPPR513 Present a body of own creative work
*CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
*CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
CUAPPR411 Realise a creative project
*CUADES412 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUADES512 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
*CUADIG518 Refine digital art techniques
CUADIG519 Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
*CUAIND411 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields*
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
CUAANM313 Create 3D digital models
CUAANM411 Create advanced 3D digital models
CUADIG513 Design e-learning resources
CUAANM511 Create 3D digital character animations
CUAANM512 Create 3D digital environments Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge   


*Units of Competency recognised within the CUA51120 Diploma of Visual Arts and CUA51020 Diploma of Screen And Media qualifications


Course Details

Fees & Costs

Year Enrolment


Government tuition support. Prospective students that qualify for commonwealth assistance will have full access to this support.

Vet Student Loans
Students using VSL will have no tuition fees to pay other than materials if required.


Vet Student Loans are available to students with Australian citizenship. Enrolment in two or more study units qualifies students for the government-capped help loan system. VSL will cover 100% of tuition fees and is not means-tested. Please note that VET Student Loans are subject to students meeting eligibility requirements. VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth. Applicants must be Australian citizens or qualifying New Zealand citizens, or permanent humanitarian visa holders. Call the college on 03 9495 6622 or go to for more details.


Do you offer Q&A sessions?

Yes. We offer regular online Q&A sessions with our experienced trainers and course advisors. These sessions provide a fantastic opportunity for you to further enhance your learning experience and clarify any doubts or questions you may have.

How can I attend a Q&A session?

Attending our online Q&A sessions is simple. All you need to do is reach out to your dedicated course advisor, who will provide you with the necessary details to join the next session. Whether you are seeking clarification on a particular topic or would like to delve deeper into a concept, our Q&A sessions are designed to cater to your needs. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to interact with our trainers and course advisors in real-time. They will address your questions, provide valuable guidance, and offer practical solutions to any challenges you may be facing. Our goal is to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the course material and feel confident in applying what you have learned.

What will I gain from a Q&A session?

By participating in our online Q&A sessions, you will not only gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter but also connect with a community of like-minded individuals who are on a similar learning journey. This collaborative environment fosters engagement, facilitates networking opportunities, and encourages knowledge sharing. We understand the importance of continuous support and guidance in your learning process. That's why we take pride in offering these regular online Q&A sessions as part of our commitment to your success. We believe that with the help of our trainers and course advisors, you can overcome any challenges you may encounter and achieve your learning goals.

Will my course advisors support me?

Absolutely. Our trainers and course advisors are highly knowledgeable and dedicated professionals who are committed to supporting you throughout your learning journey. They possess a wealth of expertise in their respective fields and are eager to share their insights with you.

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Let's get started! The application form is composed in two parts and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete if you have all of the information at hand. Following submission one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your application and next steps. Please note that application closing dates are one month before term starts. Need help with your application? Contact is on the link provided.

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