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Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Effects for Film, TV and Animation

Status: Opening June 21




18 Months


Art & Design

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Effects for Film, TV & Animation programme is designed to address the ICT skills demand for Computer Graphics for the 3D animation, visual effects, television and film industries. The growth of digital media distribution channels has seen an enormous increase in the demand for all forms of digital media. In Ireland this has resulted in the rapid expansion of the animation and visual effects sector. This has been supported by recently introduced government tax credits under section 481 an increase of funding to the Irish Film board.

What are the entry requirements?

(a) A primary honours degree Level 8 or equivalent. 
(b) Sample Portfolio of previous work
(c) Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online and then email all your supporting documents to

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

3D Content Creation: Creating 3D models that fulfill script and technical pipeline requirements 
Compositing: Practical understanding of digital compositing, including the 2D pixel math operations 
The Entertainment and Media Industries: Industry Case Studies
Project Management of Digital Media Project
Work Placement Component

More Information


This programme will commence part-time in September 2021 and run until December 2022.
Classes will run as a mixture of both evening blended learning and Saturday training workshops

Timetable TBC

What will the time commitment be?

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.




Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Effects for Film, TV & Animation (Level 9, 60 ECTS)

Application Deadline


For queries relating to the course


LIT Moylish. Tel: 061 293055


€675 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

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.

Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1 is funded by the National Training Fund.





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