Animation [January 2018]

Pulse College (0211 )
Key Programme Details
Award

Level 6 Minor Award in Animation

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

60

Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information
Contact

Sarah O'Flanagan

Email

springboard@pulsecollege.com

Phone

01 4784045

Address

Pulse College
20 Ringsend Road
Dublin 4

Course Campus Address:
Pulse College,
The Market Studios,
Corner of Halston Street and Mary's Lane,
Dublin 7

Role

Admissions Manager

Important Dates
Application Deadline

29/01/2018

Start Date

29/01/2018

About this Course

This Certificate is designed for learners who wish to develop specific knowledge, skills and competence for the Animation industry. It is developed and taught by practicing industry professionals to ensure that participants receive the very highest levels of training. A key part of the course involves producing a portfolio of work and developing entrepreneurship skills that will help participants get into the exciting and growing Irish and international animation industry.

The programme will introduce learners to valuable professional workflows and teach a range of skills; from the basics of animation through to full 3D modelling. With the significant benefit of hands-on experience, learners will be taught beyond the standard levels. This practical experience is an essential element of this unique programme.

This course covers the full range of topics from preproduction, production, and postproduction in 2D and 3D animation, as well as the theory behind animation to create an in-depth understanding of the work undertaken.

Animation employers seek employees who possess the latest animation techniques and technology skills, led by entrepreneurial capability. Technical skills learned must be blended with softer, business-world skills combined with an excellent portfolio that showcases individual creativity.

With that in mind, each year, with the support of our onsite business incubation unit and staff, we encourage the development of collaboration and linkages by supporting the progress and growth of graduates.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Animation the graduate will be able to:

1 Demonstrate an understanding of all aspects the animation pipeline and its central role in animation production, confidently referring to the work of key practitioners, communicating a developed knowledge of animation concepts and vocabulary.
2 Confidently create and manipulate 2D and 3D art and using animation principles to create concepts and animatic in the work environment.
3 Demonstrate ability in the manipulation of animation production software through regular use of industry standard tools, presenting original art and animations.
4 Competently apply the requisite knowledge, concepts and tools of enquiry at the forefront of animation pre-production and production.
5 Demonstrate reflective thinking when it comes to producing animations, both with and without the use of animation technology.
6 Pursue academic progression from the Certificate to further study in Animation production and/or related animation industry areas.

Entry Requirements

Applicants Certificate in Animation must meet normal QQI requirements.

Irish students age 23 or under should have obtained a minimum of five D3s in ordinary subjects, including maths and either Irish or English for entry onto the Certificate programme.

It would be beneficial for students to have previously studied art or design communication, however all students will be subject to a suitability interview to assure suitable candidacy on the programme.

Mature learners over the age of 23 can also apply for entry on to the programme.

All applicants will present for interview, and will be expected to demonstrate the following: a proven interest in animation and animation production, computer literacy, an interest in 3D Sculpting and 2D Art, inherent creativity and a willingness to explore new ideas, a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the field of study, scholarly dedication to academic aspects of the programme and self-organisation skills.

Long Description

This Certificate is designed for learners who wish to develop specific knowledge, skills and competence for the Animation industry. It is developed and taught by practicing industry professionals to ensure that participants receive the very highest levels of training. A key part of the course involves producing a portfolio of work and developing entrepreneurship skills that will help participants get into the exciting and growing Irish and international animation industry.

The programme will introduce learners to valuable professional workflows and teach a range of skills; from the basics of animation through to full 3D modelling. With the significant benefit of hands-on experience, learners will be taught beyond the standard levels. This practical experience is an essential element of this unique programme.

This course covers the full range of topics from preproduction, production, and postproduction in 2D and 3D animation, as well as the theory behind animation to create an in-depth understanding of the work undertaken.

Animation employers seek employees who possess the latest animation techniques and technology skills, led by entrepreneurial capability. Technical skills learned must be blended with softer, business-world skills combined with an excellent portfolio that showcases individual creativity.

With that in mind, each year, with the support of our onsite business incubation unit and staff, we encourage the development of collaboration and linkages by supporting the progress and growth of graduates.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Animation the graduate will be able to:

1 Demonstrate an understanding of all aspects the animation pipeline and its central role in animation production, confidently referring to the work of key practitioners, communicating a developed knowledge of animation concepts and vocabulary.
2 Confidently create and manipulate 2D and 3D art and using animation principles to create concepts and animatic in the work environment.
3 Demonstrate ability in the manipulation of animation production software through regular use of industry standard tools, presenting original art and animations.
4 Competently apply the requisite knowledge, concepts and tools of enquiry at the forefront of animation pre-production and production.
5 Demonstrate reflective thinking when it comes to producing animations, both with and without the use of animation technology.
6 Pursue academic progression from the Certificate to further study in Animation production and/or related animation industry areas.

Timetable Info

Semester 1: 29th January - 2nd May 2018
Monday & Tuesday: 9am-4pm
Wednesday: 9-12pm.

Semester 2: 5th June - 29th August 2018
Monday: 9am-4pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-12pm

Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Sarah O'Flanagan

Address

Pulse College
20 Ringsend Road
Dublin 4

Course Campus Address:
Pulse College,
The Market Studios,
Corner of Halston Street and Mary's Lane,
Dublin 7

Phone

01-4784045

Email

springboard@pulsecollege.com