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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 

Animation - HND


Course Code:  5M1985
Award Code(s):  5M1985
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The course is designed to prepare learners for a professional career in animation and related fields. Learners study fundamental skills and develop their knowledge using both traditional techniques and the latest computer technology.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Year 1:
Animation Foundation (QQI Level 5)
Animation Drawing,
Painting
Design Skills
Image Processing
Computer Illustrated Graphics
Life Drawing
Drama
Sculpture
Work Experience
Communications.

Years 2 & 3 (HND in Animation)
Principles of Animation
Applied Animation
Life Drawing,
Anatomical Drawing
Contextual and Cultural Referencing
Visual Communication
Ideas Generation and Development
Drawing Techniques
Model Making
Video Production
Digital Media
2D, 3D and Time-based Digital Applications
Project Design
Professional Practice
Digital Image Creation
Critical Study
Communication with Images
3D Computer Modelling and Animation.

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M1985