Registration Re-Opens in February

Stand out from the crowd. Learn sought-after, career defining skills in ten weeks or less. AUArts Micro-credentials are a flexible, affordable way to learn practical real-world skills and amplify your career.

What are Micro-Credentials?

Micro-credentials are short, focused courses that allow you to master high-demand skills and industry standard competencies with a flexible learning path. Earning an AUArts micro-credential shows employers you’re dedicated to professional growth, enhancing your employability, and keeping you relevant in todays competitive job market. Up-skill, re-skill, and stay-skilled to rise above the rest.

  • Focus on specialized, competency-based learning and assessment that aligns with industry standard skills. Gain cutting edge skills that put you at the forefront of your industry.
  • Life can get hectic. Micro-credentials are a flexible and convenient learning alternative. Save valuable time while pushing your career forward… guilt free.
  • Earn and market your skills as you grow. Share what you’ve learned with peers, employers, and more.
  • Self paced & learner driven. With no scheduled classes, YOU run the show. Find the time that suits you or use any spare moment to move forward in your course. Complete your work over the course of 10-week or less to earn a digital badge. 

Achieve a digital badge upon completion and stack badges to earn higher credentials in your field. Choose your own destiny by customizing a learning pathway that fits your career needs.


Completion of a Micro-credential is based on achieving a grade of at least 70% across all assignments and assessments. With a short grace period for those that need must resubmit any assignments or assessments. 

What is a Digital Badge?

Digital badges are electronic images containing secure, encrypted metadata, verifying your ability to demonstrate industry skills. Share on LinkedIn and Facebook, attach to your resume, or add to your website. Get the shine you deserve while sharing your commitment to growth.

Why Choose Micro-Credentials?

Credibility & Convenience!

Micro-Credential courses have no specific start or end dates and no scheduled class times. Register and start when it suits you.

Then, work at your own pace, on your own time, from the comfort of your own home or favourite creative space. 

Micro-Credential course also include access to professional educators and artists for help, feedback, discussions and assessments. Ensuring you're following the right path to your goals. 

Industry recognized professional development!

Micro-Credential's are paving the way for anyone looking to quickly stand out to employers in competitive job markets.

Start your journey now...

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Available Micro-Credentials by Discipline


Course Name



Introduction to Drawing*

Closed until Feb

$950 + GST

Learn foundational elements of drawing, basic drawing techniques, best composition practices, and how to accurately draw the human form. You will also explore and practice a range of approaches using various media. In addition to video lessons from an expert covering a range of topics, you will be able to communicate with your instructor and your colleagues on a discussion board and in optional live sessions. You will receive feedback on your work from an experienced practitioner as you deepen your knowledge and improve your composition skills.

Digital Lab for Animators*

Closed until Feb

$950 + GST

Get introduced to the software packages used most often when creating digital animations: Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and Toon Boom Harmony. You will explore the differences between traditional, hand-drawn animation, and digital animation. You will learn how to use each program on its own and in conjunction with each other as you practice using essential tools and identify their strengths and weaknesses. You will also create projects to demonstrate your mastery of basic skills and your work will be evaluated based on your technical understanding of each program.

Fundamentals in Animation*

Closed until Feb

$950 + GST

Learn and apply fundamental principles of animation. Learn how to communicate personality, emotions, and behaviour through several short-animated motion assignments, while also exploring various conceptual, aesthetic, and technical approaches to the discipline. You have the option of working in or out of the digital realm; however, all project post-production will be created using digital software. You will create projects to demonstrate your mastery of foundational animation skills and your work will be evaluated based on your understanding of fundamental principles.

*Required to start Animation Certificate