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DL 832 - BA (Honours) in Animation

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology
Fee: -
Duration: 4 Years
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details

A thriving, young art/design discipline, animation continues to grow in popularity and importance across the entertainment, advertising, education and communication industries. Learn how to explore and document your world and your stories with a full complement of animation production processes and skills. In 2016, Animation graduates received a combined total of 24 nominations for Irish Student Animation Awards at the Dingle Animation Festival.


What will I do?

–– Learn the techniques and skills needed for animated features, TV production, TV commercials, special FX, short films, and traditional as well as CGI animation.

–– Develop the creative, theoretical and technical skills appropriate to gaining an animation degree.

–– Learn from real experiences, both individually or as part of a group.


What modules will I study?

Year 1

Critical + Contextual Studies: Visual Culture | Film + Animation History | Design for Animation | Digital Skills for Animation | Life Drawing | Animation Principles | Storyboarding + Layout | Common Faculty Module.

Year 2

Critical + Contextual Studies (Film, Technology + the City; Film + Narrative) | Design for Animation Production | Digital Skills for Animation Production | Life Drawing | Character Animation Principles | Animated Character Performance | Faculty Elective.

Year 3

Critical + Contextual Studies: Research Seminar + Thesis Preparation | Research + Concept Development | Group Industry + Professional Practice | Production Preparation | Advanced Life Drawing for Animation | Advanced Digital Skills for Animation Production.

Year 4

Final project + showreel for the Graduate Exhibition, supported by a dissertation and/or documented research project portfolio.


A portfolio submission is required for this course.

CAO application deadline: 1st February annually.

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