Animation

Overview

Course Duration One Year Full-time

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 Flash—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.

Progression

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

  • Drawing Skills

  • Storyboarding & Script Writing

  • Character & Concept Design

  • Layout & Background Design

  • Animation Fundamentals

  • Digital Image Processing

  • Digital Audio Processing

  • Communication Skills

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Stillorgan College of Further Education
Old Dublin Road
Stillorgan
Co. Dublin

P 01 2880704
F 01 2832207
E admin@stillorgancollege.ie

10 Reasons To Apply

Offers student-centred education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere
High standard of results
Excellent track record of facilitating progression to Higher Education
Offers nationally and internationally recognised qualifications
Diverse student body with an inclusive ethos
Central location in South Dublin with good links to public transport and on-site parking
Dedicated staff who have relevant industry experience
Strong emphasis by staff on meeting the individual needs of all students
Excellent facilities - there is a very high ratio of computers to students with up-to-date equipment and industry-standard software
Because we’re a small college, we have greater flexibility in supporting the needs of students than larger institutions

TESTIMONIALS

"I started this course with an interest in photography; I came out with a love of it and a desire to pursue it further. The course is great for anyone, but in particular, it forms a fantastic base for anyone wishing to do a third level degree in photography."

Grace Hall
Photography Course graduate.

"All the subjects on the course [Event Management] were relevant and they helped me when I went into the degree course because I had already studied parts of them. I feel like all the subjects I did now stand to me and I learned a lot in the year."

Cliona McGrath
Progressed to Degree Programme in DIT