This course gives you up-to-the-minute skills and industry relevant training in the animation and visual effects sector. It will introduce you to the core principles of creative film making, animation and visual storytelling. Ireland has one of the fastest growing animation sectors in the world; some of the largest animation companies are based here. This degree gives you the necessary practical and technical skills for employment in this rapidly expanding sector.
There are modules on drawing/character development, illustration, design, character modelling, animation principles, puppet/set design, stop motion, digital graphics, visual effects, motion graphics, compositing, 2D/3D modelling, rigging, texturing, lighting, photography and digital cinematography. The course also provides training in video, audio recording, research and design skills.
As you progress through the programme, you develop particular specialisations based on your interests and skills. In third year, you get invaluable experience by taking a 3-6 month internship with an animation, visual effects or digital media company. Alternatively, you can start your own freelance animation project.