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Course Description

There is a huge shortage of qualified animators for the media and technology sectors in Ireland. This course attempts to address this shortage. Animators are artists who use traditional and digital techniques to produce animations for commercials, features, the games industry and other media genres.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Animation Drawing Studies
  • Computer 3D Modelling & Animation
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Digital Editing
  • Drawing
  • Figure Studies
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

· Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate

· or have reached the age of 18.

· Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme.

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity for students to get experience in the art, craft or design industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may aspire to work in the following areas:

  • Animation technician
  • Visual effects animator
  • Graphic designer
  • Animation editor
  • 3d Modeller/Animator
  • Digital painter
  • Storyboard artist

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048)


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