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Cavan Institute




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.

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.


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).

  • Animation & Games Design - ATU (Galway-Mayo)

  • Animation - IADT (Dun Laoghaire)

  • First Year Art & Design - NCAD

  • Animation & Illustration - TUS Midlands (Athlone)

  • Digital Animation Production - TUS Midwest (Thurles)

  • Animation - ATU (Letterkenny)

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media

  • Animation

  • Communications

  • Design Skills

  • Image Processing

  • Animation Drawing Studies

  • Computer 3D Modelling and Animation

  • Computer Illustration Graphic

  • Scriptwriting and Storyboarding

  • Drawing

  • 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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