Postgraduate Diploma in Science in 3D Animation & VFX (September 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (3DVFX-HCI-21)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in 3D Animation & VFX

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Limerick School of Art & Design

General Information
Contact

Springboard+ Coordinator

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Important Dates
Application Deadline

16/08/2021

Start Date

13/09/2021

End Date

19/12/2022

About this Course

*** Please note this programme will open in JUNE 2021 for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications ***
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in 3D Animation & VFX 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.

This is an industry focused course developed and taught by ex industry professionals using industry standards tools and techniques. In addition to extending graduates creative ability and technical skills they will also have a foundation in the planning, production and management of 3D animation/visual effects design projects. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across the television feature film media and creative technology industries.

MODULES
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

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.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

(a) A primary honours degree Level 8 or equivalent.
AND
(b) Sample Portfolio of previous work
Or
(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 Springboard@lit.ie

This is a Level 9, Special Purpose Award, it is expected that candidates would be comfortable with technology. Ideal candidates would be those with previous design experience that may require enhanced technical qualifications to further their career. Prior experience with technology would be an advantage. This understanding is usually demonstrated with a Portfolio of Previous Work or RPL.

2. ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

3. EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be a mix of Continuous Assessment and final in house exams. In house exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to exam time.

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






Long Description

*** Please note this programme will open in JUNE 2021 for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications ***
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in 3D Animation & VFX 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.

This is an industry focused course developed and taught by ex industry professionals using industry standards tools and techniques. In addition to extending graduates creative ability and technical skills they will also have a foundation in the planning, production and management of 3D animation/visual effects design projects. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across the television feature film media and creative technology industries.

MODULES
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

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.

Timetable Info

*** Please note this programme will open in JUNE 2021 for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications ***

Delivery Location

TBC

Delivery Notes

*** Please note this programme will open in JUNE 2021 for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications ***

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard+ Coordinator

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must email Springboard@lit.ie the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing Level 8 educational qualifications
3. Sample Portfolio of Work
4. Proof of nationality ie. passport
5. Proof of employment ie. payslip/P60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment ie. receipt/letter

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS are emailed to Springboard@lit.ie on application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request this form.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS: Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm (TBC)

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