Animation (ANIM - 5M5048)

Overview

Course Duration One Year Full-time

Leads to NFQ Level 5 QQI Award in Creative Media

This introductory course prepares students with little or no experience for a third level course in animation production. This course, taught by industry professionals, blends the practical and the creative. With a dual focus on drawing and computer skills, the course will cover all the fundamental areas required for a successful portfolio submission.

Students will learn to visually develop and communicate their ideas through life drawing, storyboarding, character design, background design and planning. This course teaches students the principles of animation (movement, timing, weight etc.) using After Effects and Flash—the industry standard computer software.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in Animation and when called for interview should bring a selection of creative work. This could include drawing, painting, photography, 3D work or any other work that demonstrates your creative ability.

Progression

On completion, students will have a strong portfolio of work that will facilitate their progression to a range of advanced courses, including:

  • BA (Honours) in Animation - IADT (DL832)
  • BSc (Honours) in Digital Animation Production - LIT (LC518)
  • BA in Animation - LYIT (LY437)
  • BSc in Multimedia (Honours Degree) - DCU (DC133)
  • HND in Animation - Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot

For full details of QQI requirements for progression to CAO courses please click here. Simply enter the code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code choose the Select by Institution option, then click on Go.

Course content:

  • Life Drawing
  • Drawing Skills
  • Storyboarding & Script Writing
  • Character & Concept Design
  • Layout & Background Design
  • Animation Fundamentals
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Audio Processing
  • Communication Skills

Course Cost:

The cost of this course varies depending on an applicant's status. Further information on course charges is available here.

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