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Stillorgan College of Further Education

Stillorgan College of Further Education

Animation


Course Code(s):  5M5048
QQI Award Code:  5M5048 Creative Media
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This introductory course prepares students with little or no experience for a third level course in animation production. This course, taught by professionals, blends the practical and the creative. With a dual focus on drawing and computer skills, the course will cover all the fundamental areas required for a successful portfolio submission.

Students will learn to visually develop and communicate their ideas through life drawing, storyboarding, character design, background design and planning. This course teaches students the principles of animation (movement, timing, weight etc.). It also uses industry-standard computer software such as After Effects, Flash & Photoshop.

 

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.

Life drawing
Storyboarding
Character Design
Layout (background) Design
Animation fundamentals
Digital Image Processing
3D Modelling and Animation
Communication Skills

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Progression Routes

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