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BSc in Digital Animation Production

Course Code: LC515




3 Years


Art & Design

CAO Points


Course Type

Direct Entry



On the Level 7 programme in Digital Animation Production, students learn to design, create and animate for both 2D and 3D digital animation platforms such as TV, Film and Games. There is a focus on developing the learners’ core skills in the traditional disciplines of drawing, illustration and design with a strong emphasis on the principles of animation. 

Building on this foundation, learners continue to develop their creative voice while training in industry standard software, processes and technologies with the aim of bringing their ideas and concepts to life on screen. 

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have 5 O6/H7 grades or higher at Ordinary Level in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects, 2 of these subjects must be Mathematics and a Language (English or Irish). A Portfolio is required. Applicants will be accepted to this course based on a combination of Leaving Certificate/QQI FET/FETAC results and Portfolio Assessment. The Portfolio will be scored out of 600 with a minimum score of 240 required to pass. Applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC qualifications must hold a Full Level 5 Award totalling 120 credits. Applicants presenting qualifications other than those mentioned above will be assessed on an individual basis. 

Mature Applicants (i.e., over 23) are exempt from the normal entry requirements but will be obliged to successfully complete the Portfolio requirement. 

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What modules will I study?

Year 1    

Multimedia Technology, Audio Storytelling, Visual Communications I, Animation I: Fundamentals, Drawing Principles I, Interpersonal Development, Visual Storytelling for Animation and Games, Interactive Programming I, Visual Communications II, Animation II: Body Mechanics, Drawing Principles II, 3D Modelling I - Introduction to Modelling for Animation

Year 2    

Media Writing, Interactive Programming II, Illustration For Animation: Character Design, Animation III: Pantomime, Drawing Principles III, 3d Modelling II - Character and Creature Modelling for Animation, Film Studies I, Short Film I, Animation IV: Acting and Performance, Effective Teamwork, Rigging for Animation 

Year 3    

Film Studies II, Sound Design, Portfolio, 3D Animation: Introduction to 3D Animation, Professional Development, Materials & Lighting for Animation, Narrative, Short Film II, Compositing, Project Management for Animation, Employment Placement

Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates will be able to progress to the Level 8 BSc. in Digital Animation Production, or equivalent (subject to availability).

More Information

The programme is suited to individuals with an artistic ability who wish to produce high quality digital animation by combining their artistic creativity with technical knowledge. Emphasis is placed on the needs of animation studio production, with the programme aiding and developing individuals to fulfil generalist roles in such organisations.