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Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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Course Code:
DL832
Title:
Animation
College:
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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This course covers subjects such as hand-drawn animation, computer generated imagery, 3D animation, mixed techniques, experimental, scripting, storywriting, character design and commercial awareness.

Mostly practical, you also developing technical, creative and thinking skills to help you succeed in advertising, entertainment, communication media, or education.

A portfolio assessment is added to Leaving Certificate points score.



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This is the only accredited undergraduate degree in animation in Ireland. The course prepares students for careers in film, television, or animation production, as well as independent work.

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

755#

Change from 2012: 

-80

History:

2012 - 835#
2011 - #850
2010 - #695
2009 - #765
2008 - #635
2007 - 699#
2006 - 720#
2005 - 690#
2004 - 780#
2003 - 700#

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