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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

1 Year

Course Content

Year 1

· Animation

· Drawing Studies

· Illustration

· Computer Illustrated Graphics

· Teamwork

· Work Placement

· Figure Studies

· Digital Editing

· Computer 3D Modelling

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 will 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

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048)

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