Animation Production Management

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology (DL130)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Production Management for Animation

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

Dept of Film & Media

General Information
Contact

Damien Byrne

Email

2019animation@iadt.ie

Phone

+35312394400

Address

The National Film School at IADT
Kill Avenue

Role

Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

02/08/2019

Start Date

27/09/2019

End Date

11/01/2020

About this Course

This course will provide learners with a comprehensive course that focuses on the on the practical production management skills required of digital animation production, primarily 2D animation but also 3D and VFX.

It is supported by Screen Skills Ireland (SSI) the state body responsible for training in the screen industries.

Objectives

By the end of the programme a learner should be able to:

1. Command the range of technology pipelines relating to animation production.
2. Evaluate the roles and functions of individual crew members, particularly heads of department, during pre-production, production and post-production in animation.
3. Appraise Animation Studio Practices, pipelines and processes
4. Manage an animation production and crew towards completion.
5. Prepare a production schedule, script breakdown and budget for animation from initial concept through to final delivery.
6. Critique the role of the production department in the realisation of a screen project.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for students who have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level.

Applicants without a Level 8 qualification may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence which can be verified through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.

Two references must support your application. You may also be asked to attend an interview.

IADT programmes are delivered in English. If English is not the applicants first language and they have not successfully completed English in the Leaving Certificate (the final examination in the Irish secondary school system); or have not obtained a minimum of a Grade C, at GCSE O Level; then applicants and learners will need to submit evidence of one of the qualifications listed below before an offer of a place can be made. A copy of the relevant certificate must be submitted to the CAO with your application or to admissions for direct entry applicants.
Certificates of English Language Competence (if applicable) and acceptable qualifications include:
TOEFL : 215 (Computer based test) or 80 (Internet based test)
IELTS: Composite score in the range of 6.0-6.5 with not less than 6.0 in any one component.
UCLES: Proficiency in English: Grade C or Advanced English: Grade A

Long Description

This accredited certificate course will provide learners with an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate knowledge of the animation production process to a level 9 standard.

This course presents the student with an opportunity to gain and develop their practical production skills specifically for the Animation industry, to keep pace with the ever-changing technology and practices and its use in Animation production.

Its design will enable students to incorporate their skills into real world 'as live' industry led productions which is an integral part of the programme.

Students will achieve their learning outcomes through practical work ranging from full team productions to individual exercises.

Candidates for this certificate would be drawn from the graduate population of Animation and related programmes all over the country who seek level 9 education in the field.

Perhaps you work in the industry and want to return to education, and want to up skill or change direction. It will appeal to a variety of people working in the broader creative and cultural industries who seek a pathway into Animation production as the production roles do not require one to be an animator in any form only that you can manage a complex production process.

It will run on Friday evenings and on some Saturday mornings and will allow for potential candidates to continue in work.

See http://www.iadt.ie/courses/production-management-for-animation

Why Choose This Course

This course will provide learners with a command of the practical management of industry standard digital animation productions, primarily 2D animation but also 3D and VFX.

The course has been developed with industry partners in Ireland and the state training body Screen Skills Ireland.

Each student will complete a live production plan as part of this course. They will have an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned on the course in a real world context.

This course presents you with an opportunity to gain and develop practical production skills specifically for the animation industry, to keep pace with the ever-changing technology and practices and its use in animation production.

You will be able to incorporate your skills into the real world as live productions, which is an integral part of the course.

You will achieve your learning outcomes through practical work ranging from full team productions to individual exercises.

Career Opportunities

Professional pathways exist in the audio-visual, web and screen industries. Graduates go onto animation production houses, online content providers, the broadcast media, advertisement agencies, production facilities, company in house production facilities, state and civil society bodies and indeed any group involved in the creation and distribution of animated content.

Timetable Info

Classes begin Friday the 27th of September and run until the Saturday the 11th of January

Friday Classes are from 6.15pm until 9pm
Classes also run on Saturday mornings from 10am -1pm (subject to change)

Delivery Location

The National Film School
Institute of Art, Design + Technology
Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin, Ireland, A96 KH79

https://goo.gl/maps/e7AhKW8cdg71bcWi8

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Eileen MacNamara

Address

Institute of Art, Design + Technology
Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin, Ireland, A96 KH79

Phone

+353 1 239 4612

Email

Eileen.macnamara@iadt.ie

RPL Information

Applicants without a Level 8 qualification may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence which can be verified through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.

Application Procedures

Applicants must have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Those without this qualification may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process. As part of the RPL process, applicants in this category may be required to present a qualifying essay of a standard that demonstrates their ability to undertake work at level 9.

Applicants will also be required to submit a completed application form, two references, a CV outlining relevant professional experience in related or cognate areas, Transcripts of Results and Certificates of English Language Competence (if applicable).

Applicants must also provide a 500-600 word statement of suitability and intent. Like a cover letter you should take this opportunity to set out why you want to take this course and why you feel you are suitable.

Assessment of Eligibility for Entry onto programme:
- Completed CV
- Application Form
- 2 Copies references
- 2 Copies of statement of intent and suitability
- Interview by members of the academic team (in person or via online link dates TBC).

Applicants who have experience in the screen industries, design or the arts will be preferred.

Further Selection Arrangements:
Selection of overseas students will be based on the above criteria, along with formal evidence of English language proficiency. Overseas qualifications will be assessed in accordance with IADT admissions policy.

Allocation of places will be determined by
European and Irish Equality Legislation
IADT Admissions Policy