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.
Our intake for this course commences on the 17th of September, 2018.
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)
All applicants must undergo an interview with Pulse College.
For applicants under 23 years of age, entry onto our Degree Programme is based upon an 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 and a Language subject
Or: FETAC Level 5/6 / HETAC Level 7 in Film/Media or similar
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 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility. All applicants will have to complete an interview with Pulse College.
Applicants under 23 years of age will need to upload copies of the following:
Applicants over 23 years of age (mature applicants) will be asked for copies of the following:
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 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.
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 8,250.00
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 11,550.00
Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 11,550.00
EU Living Abroad: EUR 9,350.00
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:
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.
Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.
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: