The course is a one-year foundation programme introducing the concepts involved in the production of Animated Film. It explores the basic principles involved in Traditional Drawn Animation, 3 Dimensional and Computer Generated Animation. It will equip students with the various technical skills required to advance to St. John’s QQI Level 6 Cartoon Animation Film Production course, to use animation as a medium of creative expression, to practice in the Animation Industry or to progress to further study in Ireland or abroad.
|5N1929||Computer Illustrated Graphics|
Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
One-year full time
All applicants are interviewed with a portfolio of work to assess suitability
- Animation Techniques
- An investigation and practical study of the principles of animation (squash, stretch, timing,etc)
- Layout Design
- The rules of perspective and their application to the production of backgrounds
- Drawing from Life
- Drawing the human figure with regard to the requirements of an animator
- Location Drawing
- Illustrated Graphics
- Model Making
- Computer Animation
- Art Appreciation
- Work Experience
Chromacolour X-Sheet, Animation Line Testing System, iMac Suite.
Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Gov PLC Fee||€200|
Education Progression Opportunities
CIT: CR600, CR090
WIT: WD137, WD152, WD211
LYIT, AIT: DL832, DL828, LY437, AL861
Tralee IT: TL801
WIT: WD137, WD152
QQI Level 6 awards may have advanced entry options into some Higher Education Institutions.
The majority of animators work in either the motion picture or video industries. Employment is also available in advertising, computer systems design and Web design. There is a growing demand for cartoon animators in engineering, scientific research and medical research.