Certificate in 2D & 3D Digital Animation Production

Course Points
40
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 7
Course Start Date
January 2019

Course Summary

This one-year part-time course aims to provide students with a strong grounding and transferable skills in Digital Animation Production processes, a solid understanding of the Production Pipeline and techniques for both 2D and 3D. This course will provide participants with the required knowledge, skills and competency to assist them in gaining employment in the Digital Animation Production industry.

Important notice about this course

COURSE CANCELLED

This course will provide participants with the required knowledge, skills and competency to assist them in gaining employment in the Digital Animation Production industry. These skills include 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, character rigging, animation, visual effects, rendering and compositing.

Students will gain vital software skills in programs such as Adobe Photoshop for asset creation in 2D and texture mapping for 3D, After effects for building 2D animation tools along with compositing and Maya for 3D and Premiere Pro for video editing. Participants will also be equipped with skills in team work and project management.

The course is structured as follows:
Year 1 - Semester 1

  • 2D Design Tools
  • 3D Modelling Techniques
  • 3D Animation

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • 3D Character Design
  • 3D Environmental Design
  • Compositing and Visual Effects for Creative Media
  • Work Placement

This course will provide learners with opportunities to pursue careers in animation studio production, development, compositing and post production, illustration, graphic design, film, television, multimedia, advertising and computer games industry.

The course fee is €2,470 per year. The fee is payable as follows:

  • Application Fee = €50
  • Accept Offer Fee = €220 (If you are made an offer of a place on the course you are required to pay this non-refundable fee)
  • Instalment 1 of €1,100 is payable before the course commences in September 2018.
  • Instalment 2 of €1,100 is payable at the start of Semester 2 in January 2019.

Six passes in the Leaving Certificate, including Mathematics and either Irish or English and either one Higher Level Grade C3, or a minimum of 200 points.

OR A level of qualification equivalent to the above considered under the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

DkIT also recognises prior learning experience for candidates who may not meet normal entry requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Applicants wishing to recognise prior learning are considered under the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy taking into consideration discipline specific criteria, appropriate to this programme. RPL is a process that allows students to gain admission to a programme of study or to gain exemptions/credit from some parts of a course, based on demonstrated learning achieved prior to admission.

Learning can be gained formally from previously certified coursework. It can be gained informally or non-formally through the workplace, through involvement with community groups or through voluntary activities.

This course will be of interest to anyone wishing to upskill in the area of Digital Animation Production.

Michael Connolly (Department of Visual and Human-Centred Computing, DkIT)
Phone: +353 42 9370994
Email: michael.connolly@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_MCDAP_7
Level 7
Duration 1 Year
Credits 40
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Visual and Human-Centred Computing
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €2470
Starting Date January 2019
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