Maya for Animation


18 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Maya is the industry standard in film and computer game production. Learn modelling, texturing, and rendering with Maya in this introductory course. Students create an environment project to apply all the skills learnt during the course.

Course content

This course will provide an overview of Autodesk Maya for complete beginners or animators who want to re-skill in Maya. The sessions cover the essentials of the 3D pipeline: modelling, texturing, lighting, keyframe animation and rendering. The student will create an environment project applying all the skills learnt during the course.


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course. Basic computer skills are recommended.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises. Macintosh Computers.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. A USB flash drive for transferring and storing files.

Suited to

This is an entry level course designed for anyone wishing to learn 3D animation.

Additional notes

Course facilitator: Kate Inabinet

Kate Inabinet is an industry professional with over 14 years’ experience as a senior, principle and freelance animator for games, and is actively involved in the education of a future generation of game developers. She is currently lecturing at RMIT Melbourne on Animation, Project Management, Games Industry and Portfolio Development. When not marking assignments Kate spends her time providing contract animations, designing and creating content for her own education based games for children, or playing Guild Wars 2.


On completing this course students will feel comfortable using Maya to create, animate and render simple forms. Students will create an environment applying all the skills learnt in the course.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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