This Degree in Animation (QQI Level 7) is taught by leaders in creative media education, Pulse College, and allows students to take their first steps to becoming professional animators.
Our partnered BA in Animation is available on a full-time basis over a three-year period and is taught on campus at Pulse College. The course will introduce you to valuable professional workflows and teach you everything from the basics of animation, 2D animation techniques, through to full 3D modelling.
2D Digital Imaging 1
Animation Principles & History
Storyboarding and Layout
3D Modelling 1 (Characters and environments)
3D Rigging & Animation
Texturing & Unwrapping
Visual Culture & Theory 1
2D Digital Imaging 2
Narrative & Storytelling
Life Drawing for Animation
3D Modelling 2 (Characters & Video Games)
3D Advanced Rigging & Animation
Special Effects, Compositing & Motion Graphics
Sequential Art Design and Production (Comic Art and Production)
Visual Culture & Theory 2
3D Sculpting & Modelling
Videogames Tools & Environments
Entrepreneurship (Marketing for business)
'Irish Citizen Under 23 Years of Age'
Entry onto our Degree Programme is based upon a course interview and achieving a minimum of:
5x O6/H7s (O6 = 40 – 55% in a Leaving Certificate Ordinary subject / H7 = 30-40% in a Leaving Certificate Higher Level subject)
To include O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Maths
To include O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Language subject
FETAC Level 6 / HETAC Level 7 in Film/Media or similar
3x GCSE A-Level / NVQ Level 3 in Film/Media or similar
5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language), as well as an interview. The letter we send you with the offer of an interview highlights requirements for selection and includes advice on interview preparation.
We will assess on a case by case basis applicants from Level 4 or above BTEC awards for advanced entry.
Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss.
Applications from those (including visiting students) whose first language is not English should include an original or certified true copy of one of the following:
Students who do not satisfy Pulse College’s English language requirements for direct entry will be required to take an English language preparatory course before commencing studies.
Applicants under 23 years
Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January 2018 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.
Applicants over 23 years
Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.
A Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Study Mode: Full-time
EU living Ireland: EUR 7,500 per year (3 years duration)
EU living Abroad: EUR 8,500 per year (3 years duration)
Non EU living Ireland: EUR 10,500 per year (3 years duration)
Non EU living Abroad: EUR 10,500 per year (3 years duration)
All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.
Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.
Is your company paying for your course?
They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:
In line with national policy, graduates from the level 7 programme would be eligible to progress to Level 8 programmes.
Graduates may wish to further extend their industry-based professional qualifications as new technologies and developments emerge.
Through the BA in Animation, you will have gained valuable design experience, built a strong foundation of creative skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including: