Certificate Animation Production Department Skills (January 2022)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-APDS-L7-30)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Animation Production Department Skills (Level 7, 30 ECTS)

NFQ Level

Level 7 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

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Important Dates
Application Deadline

15/11/2021

Start Date

10/01/2022

End Date

31/08/2022

About this Course

**** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. PLEASE READ BELOW REQUIREMENTS AND EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST. WE WILL THEN EMAIL YOU WHEN WE OPEN FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. ****

The Certificate in Animation Production Department Skills offers individuals the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in the core production department skills required for employment in the animation production department. It aims to equip new entrants to the sector with the knowledge and essential skills required for working with animation pipelines & workflows, crew and cast contracts, copyright, GDPR, data management, essential production software, documentation and typical industry terminology.

The programme will also focus on the key cultural differences between working on a live action production and animation, self-management and wellbeing in a work environment and working with creative teams.

Upon completion this programme will form the basis of the new entrants journey into working in an animation production department. Students who have successfully completed this programme in combination with LSADs sister programme, Screen Production Department Skills will be awarded a Level 7 Degree in Production Department Skills.

Modules to be delivered online by animation industry practitioners.
**This programme also requires a Work Placement.

Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) has developed this programme in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland, Animation Ireland, Animation Skillnet, Telegael, and Meala Animation Studios ensuring it is at the forefront of the animation industry's needs.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who have successfully completed the level 7 Certificate in Screen production Department skills will be offered first preference. Upon completion of both programmes they will have completed 60 credits and will be awarded a full level 7 degree in Screen Production Department Skills. Applicants will be expected to have a proven track record with relevant experience in HR, Accounting, Administration experience or RPL.

1. Proof of Level 7 Screen Production Department Skills (from LIT) OR Level 6 qualification or approved equivalent
2. Current CV *must be up to date
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification 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 here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under LIT’s RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

3. 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 each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

4. EXAMS: No end of year terminal examinations. Continuous assessment assignment and projects will be set during the programme. This programme also requires a Work Placement.

5. FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €3,000. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €300. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

Long Description

**** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. PLEASE READ BELOW REQUIREMENTS AND EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST. WE WILL THEN EMAIL YOU WHEN WE OPEN FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. ****

The Certificate in Animation Production Department Skills offers individuals the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in the core production department skills required for employment in the animation production department. It aims to equip new entrants to the sector with the knowledge and essential skills required for working with animation pipelines & workflows, crew and cast contracts, copyright, GDPR, data management, essential production software, documentation and typical industry terminology.

The programme will also focus on the key cultural differences between working on a live action production and animation, self-management and wellbeing in a work environment and working with creative teams. Upon completion this programme will form the basis of the new entrants journey into working in an animation production department. Students who have successfully completed this programme in combination with LSADs sister programme, Screen Production Department Skills will be awarded a Level 7 Degree in Production Department Skills.

Modules to be delivered online by animation industry practitioners.
***This programme also requires a Work Placement.

Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) has developed this programme in partnership with Screen Skills Ireland, Animation Ireland, Animation Skillnet, Telegael, and Meala Animation Studios ensuring it is at the forefront of the animation industry's needs.

Modules:
Animation pipeline Software Skills: Project management and pipeline software tools to track, schedule, review & digital assets
Essential Animation & VFX Production Paperwork: Essential legal & copyright paperwork, GDPR, essential paperwork checklists required for 2D, 3D, VFX
Communications skills & working with creative team: Cultural differences across the live action & 2D, 3D, VFX & Cutout animation production process
Industry Focus: *Work Placement, Industry report & self-reflective learning. self-management skills & mindfulness

Assessment: No end of year terminal examinations. Continuous assessment assignment and projects will be set during the programme. This programme also requires a Work Placement.

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

***** TBC ****

This programme will commence part-time in January 2022 and run for one year until December 2022.

Delivery Location

Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD)

Delivery Notes

**** TBC *****

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Veronica Walsh

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+363 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 here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard LIT.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 6 educational qualification or equivalent
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. LIT will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €300 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

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. Dated within the last month.

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. Dated within the last month.

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. Download here and have completed by Peace Commissioner (no charge) or Commissioner of Oaths.

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: No end of year terminal examinations. Continuous assessment assignment and projects will be set during the programme. This programme also requires a Work Placement.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €3,000. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €300. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***