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Cartoon Animation

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1985
QQI Award Code 5M1985 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The course is a one-year foundation programme introducing the concepts involved in the production of Animated Film. It explores the basic principles involved in Traditional Drawn Animation, 3 Dimensional and Computer Generated Animation. It will equip students with the various technical skills required to advance to St. Johns QQI Level 6 Cartoon Animation Film Production course, to use animation as a medium of creative expression, to practice in the Animation Industry or to progress to further study in Ireland or abroad.

What will you Study?

Animation Techniques
Layout Design
Drawing from Life
Location Drawing
Illustrated Graphics
Painting 5N1302
Sculpture 5N1918
Model Making
Computer Animation
Storyboarding
Art Appreciation
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

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