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Cavan Institute

Animation introduces students to the concepts and techniques involved in the production of 2D/3D animations, character modelling, stop motion and traditional animation.



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.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Students who successfully complete this course in Animation meet the entry requirements for the level 6 courses in Design, Computer Games Development and Creative Digital Media (Year 2). 


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).

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 world-wide reputation for excellence and is now an accepted and respected part of the global animation community.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media


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Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media



Design Skills

Image Processing

Animation Drawing Studies

Computer 3D Modelling and Animation

Computer Illustration Graphic

Scriptwriting and Storyboarding


Music Technology

Work Experience

About This Course

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 in Animation 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.

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