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Certificate in Animation

Certificate in Animation

Overview

Take the first step to becoming a professional animator

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.

Why study Animation at Griffith College?

Our partnered Certificate in Animation is available on both a full, and part-time basis over a one or two-year period and is taught on campus at Pulse College. This course covers the full range of topics from pre-production, production, and post-production in 2D and 3D animation, as well as the theory behind animation to create an in-depth understanding of the work you do and give you the best opportunity to break into the dynamic, and creative animation industry.

  • Students will gain experience in all the fundamentals of animation from 2D animation techniques to 3D modelling to storyboarding to Comic Books and Sequential Art.
  • You will receive hands-on training from professionals vastly experienced within the animation industry.
  • The practical nature of the course, including the development of a polished and exciting portfolio, will prepare learners for work in the sector
  • You will be introduced to valuable professional workflows and teach you everything from the basics of animation through to full 3D modelling
  • Small class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your technical and creative skills

Course Highlights

  • Computer Game specialisation
  • Creating 3D Characters
  • Examining Comic Book Art and Production
  • Industry leading guest lectures (EA Games / Brown Bag Films)
  • State-of-the-art software

Intake Dates

Our intake for this course commences on the 17th of September, 2018.

Course details
Modules
Stage 1
  • Animation Studio 1

  • Life Drawing

  • Storyboarding and Layout

Stage 2
  • Animation Studio 2

  • Sequential Art Design and Production

  • Texturing and Unwrapping

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

For applicants under 23 years of age, entry onto our programme is based upon a course interview and achieving a minimum of:

5 O6/H7 grades, to include maths and a language (English, Irish or another language) in your Leaving Certificate

Or FETAC Level 6 / HETAC Level 7 in Film/Media or similar field.

We will assess on a case by case basis applicants from Level 4 or above BTEC awards for advanced entry.

Additional Criteria

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:

  • TOEFL Paper based 570 with a TWE (test of written English) score of 4.5.
  • Computer based 233 with a score of 4.5 in the essay.
  • Internet based 90 with a written score of 21.
  • Cambridge Proficiency Grade C.
  • Cambridge Advanced Grade A.
  • IELTS Academic Version 6.5 with no individual band below 6

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.

How to Apply

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 a copy of the following;

  • Photo I.D. (passport/driving licence)
  • GNIB card if applicable
  • Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma Results

Applicants over 23 years of age (mature applicants) will be asked for a copy of the following;

  • Photo I.D (passport/driving licence)
  • GNIB card if applicable 
Fees
Tuition Fees
Irish/EU

General Fee Information 

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.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 8,250.00

Study Mode: Part-Time

Dublin 

Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 3,500 per year (2 years duration)

International

General Fee Information 

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.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 11,550.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 11,550.00

EU Living Abroad: EUR 9,350.00

Direct Debit Scheme

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.

Sponsorship

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:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

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.

QQI Award Fee

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.

Progression

Academic Progression

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.

Career Progression

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:

  • 3D Production Artist
  • 3D Light Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • 3d Modeler
  • Animator
  • Video Games Designer
  • Flash Animator
  • Character designer for games
  • Concept artist
  • VFX animator
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