Cartoon Animation

(Level 6)


QQI Cartoon Animation Level 6, Code 6M5545


This course allows students to express their understanding of animation in the production of an animated film, scene or sequence in the particular medium of animation preferred. It will develop the student’s knowledge of the requirements for animation production, by introducing modules on production, design and sound.



Code Title
6N4907 Animation Drawing
6N3569 Drawing
6N1946 Work Experience
6N4981 Studio and location Sound
6N3466 Design Skills
6N1950 Communications
6N5445 Computer Illustrated Graphics
6N5427 Editing Practice & Techniques

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Animation or in a related area is required.


One-year full time

Animation Film Production

  • Production of a finished fully integrated Animation Film sequence with sound
  • Pre Production
  • Production

Drawing for Animation

  • Life Drawing
  • Perspective drawing
  • Animation Drawing
  • The Art of Producing
  • Sound Design for Film and Video
  • Production Design for TV and Film
  • Design
  • Art Appreciation
  • Studio and location sound
  • Design Skills
  • Computer Illustrated Graphics
  • Editing for TV and video
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


Chromacolour X-Sheet, Animation Line Testing System, iMac Suite.


Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

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Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €100
QQI Fee €80
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €630

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Education Progression Opportunities

UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307

CIT: CR090

LIT: LC518

Dún Laoghaire, LYIT, AIT: DL832, DL828, LY437, AL861

Tralee IT: TL801

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.

Career Opportunities

The majority of animators work in either the motion picture or video industries. Employment also is available in advertising, computer systems design and Web design. There is a growing demand for cartoon animators in engineering, scientific research and medical research.

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