The following modules are subject to change due to availability and demand:
- Animation Layout Design
- Design Skills
- Animation Drawing Studies
- Figure Studies
- Work Experience
WHAT IS ANIMATION?
Students who wish to learn the fundamentals of creation for 2D animated productions, will enjoy the practical and creative elements of this course. Learners will gain skills around character design, animation and creative development through specialist software. Focusing on both drawing and computer skills, students will understand what is required to develop a complete and successful portfolio. You will receive hands-on training from professionals vastly experienced within the animation industry.
- QQI Level 5 in Art 5M1985
Graduates of the Animation QQI Award can progress to many degree courses, including; Animation, Art, Film and Television, Graphic Design, Illustration and Production, to mention a few. These can be accessed at several universities and IT colleges or private college such as TU Dublin, IADT, Athlone IT, NCAD, DCU, Maynooth University, Tralee IT, Athlone IT, Letterkenny IT and Limerick IT.
There are several courses at QQI Level 6 or HND that students can access, for example at Ballyfermot College. Many graduates seek direct employment within the sector.
- Leaving Cert or LCA
- Mature students of all backgrounds
- Other equivalent qualification
- 3-5 samples of drawing/painting or related work
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
IADT: DL832 Animation (Level 8, 4 years)
IT Athlone: AL861 Animation and Illustration (Level 8, 4 Years)
Ballyfermot College of Further Education: HND Classical and Computer Animation (2 Years)