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DkIT Student Creates Animations for Book Launch

24 July 2023

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) were delighted to recently host a book launch in conjunction with its research centre NetwellCASALA and one of the centre’s users, Declan Kerr, who is a Louth based author and illustrator, Kerr is a friend of NetwellCASALA where he participates in their Living Lab research and education activities.

One of the highlights of this launch was an animation created by Reet-R Kestlane from DKIT’s part-time online one-year certificate in 2D & 3D animation course. Reet transformed Declan Kerr’s illustrated story from Tales of Louth – Hacklim’s Cave into a beautiful and bewitching animation which was played for all attendees.

DkIT Student, Reet-R Kestlane is an artist and animator originally from Estonia, now living in Dublin. Reete said

“Art has always been a big part of my life and I have been drawing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. Recently I started with animation and did a course in animation at Pulse College in Dublin and then pursued a course in 2D/3D Digital Animation at DKIT”.

 This part-time 2D/3D Digital Animation course in DKIT is Springboard funded and 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. The online flexible mode of delivery allows students to study at times that suit their schedule, from any location. The ever-expanding animation industry in Ireland requires graduates with the necessary technical knowledge and transferable skills to work within the Digital Animation Production sector in Ireland and beyond. Graduates of the course can go on to work as Animators, 3D Modellers, VFX Designer and Animators, Level Designers and Project Supervisors.

Reete who recently finished her part-time Springboard funded, fully online Certificate said,

“The 2D/3D Digital Animation Production course was great! I met amazing people and learned a lot during that course. It was very informative and practical and I feel it has helped me a lot in trying to pursue a career in animation”. 

Check out some of Reete’s beautiful animations 

Find out information about the part-time 2D/3D Digital Animation Certificate

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