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Animation Production Department Skills (L7, 30 ECTS)

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20 Weeks


Art & Design

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional


Clare Street

The Certificate in Animation Production Department Skills offers individuals the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in the core production department skills required for employment in the animation production department. It aims to equip new entrants to the sector with the knowledge and essential skills required for working with animation pipelines & workflows, crew and cast contracts, copyright, GDPR, data management, essential production software, documentation and typical industry terminology.

The programme will also focus on the key cultural differences between working on a live action production and animation, self-management and wellbeing in a work environment and working with creative teams. Upon completion this programme will form the basis of the new entrant’s journey into working in an animation production department.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants who have successfully completed the level 7 Certificate in Screen Production Department Skills will be offered first preference. Upon completion of both programmes they will have completed 60 credits and will be awarded a full level 7 degree in Screen Production Department Skills.

It is expected students will have completed a level 6 programme, however, recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) will be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL policy. Applicants will be expected to have a proven track record with relevant experience in HR, Accounting, Administration experience or RPL.

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What modules will I study?

Animation Pipeline Software Skills: Project management and pipeline software tools to track, schedule, review & digital assets.

Essential Animation & VFX Production Paperwork: Essential legal & copyright paperwork, GDPR,essential paperwork checklists required for 2D, 3D, VFX.

Communications Skills & Working with Creative Team: Cultural differences across the live action & 2D, 3D, VFX & Cutout animation production process.

Industry Focus: Work Placement, Industry report & Self-reflective learning. Self-management skills & mindfulness.

More Information


TBC for 2022

Time Commitment

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


TBC for 2022


Special Purpose Award - (Level 7, 30 credits)

Application Deadline

TBC for 2022

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Course Fees

TBC 2022

This programme will be 90% Springboard+ funded for applicants in employment and 100% funded for applicants that are unemployed and on a qualifying payment.

Please see for eligibility criteria details.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.



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