Certificate in VFX for Film, TV and Animation (Certificate in VFX for Film, TV and Animation )

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB20VFX)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in VFX for Film, TV & Animation

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Limerick School of Art & Design

General Information
Contact

Veronica Walsh

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

TBC

Important Dates
Application Deadline

27/11/2020

Start Date

18/01/2021

End Date

13/12/2021

About this Course

Do you love 3D Animation? Are you interested in learning how to create the latest Visual Effects you see in adverts, TV and Film? The national and international growth and success of the film and television sectors has created a real need for creative graduates who possess a unique blend of artistic and technological skills.

On this VFX for Film, TV & Animation level 9 programme, you will learn how to create and develop high quality digital content for the 3D animation and visual effects industry. You will work with industry leading content creations tools, techniques and workflows. In addition to developing your artistic ability, you will acquire the technical knowledge and skills to produce high quality 3d content for use in the film, television as well as related areas such as Games, and the Visualisation industry.

This programme provides advanced modules in both the creative and technical processes involved in producing 3D content for film and television and will also provide you with a foundation in the business and management of CGI projects

This one-year programme is designed to address the ICT skills demand for Computer Graphics for the digital media industries.

Objectives

Course Content: Some areas explored within the course include topics such as:

3D Content Creation
• Designing 3D props and environments
• Creating Digital Characters
• Pipeline requirements, understanding where your work fits into the overall product
• Workflow considerations
• Design goal and methodologies, developing an eye for form and volume
• Automation

Compositing
• A practical understanding of the building blocks of 2D Compositing
• A grounding in 2D pixel math operations, allowing under the bonnet manipulation of images
• Developing a cinematographer’s eye
• Dissect what makes a shot look right and visually coherent
• Manipulating colour and light

The Creative Industries
• Defining client and project goals
• Production pipelines from script to shoot to post to distribution
• Understanding job roles and expectations on digital projects
• Management of Work placement components
• The pros and cons of Freelancing
• Case studies of Animation Visual Effects and digital media industries
• Entrepreneurship

This programme is designed to address demand for creative and technical talent in the area of CG production for the TV, Film and Games 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. Recently introduced government tax credits are attracting hundreds of jobs into the television and feature film sectors. There is a large skills gap creating pent up demand for technically skilled artists, designers and IT graduates in the areas of TV and feature film and games.

This is an industry focused course developed and taught by ex industry professionals using industry standards tools and techniques. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across the television feature film media and creative technology industries.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess a primary honours degree or equivalent. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) will be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL policy.

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.

Long Description

This programme is designed to address the ICT skills demand for Computer Graphics for the 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
from €300 to €500 million in previous budgets.

The government is looking to double the number of jobs in the sector to over 24,000 (audio visual action plan, Creative Ireland Pillar 4). Creative digital projects built with rapidly changing technologies have created a large skills gap in the talent pipeline that underpins this expansion. This is creating a lot of demand for technically skilled artists designers and IT graduates in TV and feature film both nationally and within the mid west region where 100s of jobs have been created at Troy Studios.

The graduates of the Visual Effects for Film TV and Animation will possess a well developed understanding of both the creative and technical processes involved in producing digital assets for 3d animation & visual effects for TV and feature film and also related sectors such as the computer game and visualisation industries.

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.

Timetable Info

TBC

Delivery Location

TBC

Delivery Notes

Blended

TBC

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Veronica Walsh

Address

TBC

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

TBC