Animation | Cavan Institute Further Education Provider

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Thursday, 21 February 2019


Course Code: CI061
Course Level: 5
QQI Level 5 Award Title: Certificate in Creative Media
QQI Award Letters: 5M5048
Course Duration: 1 Year
Computer Games Design

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course introduces students to the concepts and techniques involved in the production of 2D/3D animations, character modelling, stop motion and traditional animation. Students explore the creative process and animation principles whilst developing skills in storytelling and computer-generated graphics. There is an emphasis on the development of drawing skills which are fundamental to a career in animation. This course will provide students with the opportunity to produce the portfolio required for entry to Level 7 and 8 degree courses in animation in institutes of technology and colleges of art and design.
Course Content
  • Drawing
  • Animation Drawing Studies
  • Computer Illustrations Graphics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Animation
  • Image Processing
  • Design Skills
  • Scriptwriting and Storyboarding
  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Music Technology
Work Experience
A minimum of 10 days of work placement must be completed in a relevant vocational area.

Career Opportunities
Ireland’s animation industry has undergone substantial growth in the last decade and has become a firm fixture in our digital and creative economy. It has gained a worldwide reputation for excellence and is now an accepted and respected part of the global animation community.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Students who successfully complete this course meet the entry requirements for the Level 6  Computer Games Development course or the Level 6 Multimedia and Web Development (Year 2) course at Cavan Institute. 

Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).