South Dublin City
Price: -
Duration: 1 year
Further Education and PLC
Schedule: TBC

Course description

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 Maya—the industry standard computer software.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a serious interest in Animation and, when called for interview, should bring a selection of work that demonstrates their ability in this area.


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

Course content:

Life drawing


Character Design

Layout (background) Design

Animation fundamentals

Digital Image Processing

3D Modelling and Animation

Communication Skills

Work Experience

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