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Animation & Motion Design - BA (Honours) in Design
  • Programme Code:
    Course Level:
    Level 8
    Art & Design
    3 year specialisation following LC110 First Year Art & Design
    Limerick (Clare St)

    LSAD Animation & Motion Design, Showreel 2014 -15 from LSAD Animation & Motion Design on Vimeo.


    What is the programme about?

    Our programme engages with the exciting, expressive world of Animation & Motion Design. We focus on developing creative individuals with artistic design skills and vision to produce a wide variety of screen content for film, television, digital and commercial space.  Through demonstrations and workshops you acquire industry ready skills - drawing, design thinking, visual exploration, problem solving and collaboration. Physical art making is at the core of our approach as we explore the design of moving imagery using new and emerging digital tools and traditional production methods. Our mantra is ‘to make’ rather than ‘to find’. Drawing, stop-motion, cinematography, compositing and visual FX are key components. The Animation & Motion Design world is a healthy and thriving business looking to recruit trained graduates on an annual basis.

    Graduate testimony.

    Equipped with the language and creative skills to meet the challenge of a cross-disciplinary audiovisual environment, our graduates have gained employment in Ireland’s top Animation & Motion Design studios. They work with film & television title design, traditional and digital animation, motion design, compositing, concept art and storyboarding.

    Jack Bowler
    Motion Designer at Piranha Bar

    Oscar Nickelsen
    Lead Compositor at Salty Dog Pictures

    Tracey Dalton
    2D Artist at Brown Bag Films

    Stephen Mannix
    Compositing Artist at Boulder Media

    Elaine Buckley
    Colour & Texture Artist at Cartoon Saloon

    Paul Singer
    Motion Designer at RTÉ

    Programme staff.

    Led by David Phelan and Barry Holian the Animation & Motion Design team bring extensive industry and academic experience into our state of the art studios.  Our team engages with the latest developments in the world of animation, stop-motion
    model-making, creative editing, graphic design for screen, visual fx and compositing. Members of the team continue to work at a regular capacity, plugged into the industry as professional practitioners, as well as engagement with outside bodies such as the IDI, ICAD, WIA, Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet.Throughout the year students benefit from a diverse range of visiting lecturers, competition opportunities and work experience delivered by the team.  Class contact is Initially 23 hours per week in Year 1; however, as the programme progresses, the course of study becomes increasingly self-directed.
    Our academic team share a breath of experience, expertise and connections within the industry.

    The programme – an inside view.

    Year 1 - During the elective disciplines in year one second semester, students are exposed to the basic concepts of animation & motion design principles, equipment and processes.

    Year 2- You experience the full range of the programme in project work that includes Animation & Motion Design, Life Drawing, Perspective / Observational Drawing, Traditional Animation, Digital / Non-Digital Skills, Cinematography, Model-making, Stop-Motion, Scriptwriting, Storyboarding. Critical & Contextual Studies and seminars in Professional Practice support your practical work.

    Year 3- Students gain essential experience in the work placement that occurs in the second semester of Year 3.  Your studio skills are advanced through, Technical / Architectural Drawing, Digital Animation, Digital 3D, Model-making, Creative Editing, Graphic Design for Screen, Visual FX, Compositing and Live-action.

    Year 4- In your final year you are engaging with significant Animation & Motion Design projects as you develop an industry standard showreel and online portfolio. Year 4 is largely a self-initiated programme of study leading towards a major project for the end of year graduate exhibition.

    See more. View our dedicated Animation & Motion Design facebook page www.facebook.com/lsadamd, follow our progress on twitter www.twitter.com/lsadamd or view our portfolio at www.vimeo.com/lsadamd


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