Digital Animation Production - BSc (Honours)
The Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) is a world renowned art and design centre. The Clonmel campus of LSAD is the home of the Creative Multimedia
and Digital Animation Production programmes, both of which have a particular emphasis on the application of creative technologies within the interactive design, digital media and animation fields.
The B.Sc (Honours) Degree in Digital Animation Production is the latest offering at the LSAD Clonmel campus. Developed over a three-year period in close consultation with industry, this programme embodies the latest in creative technologies and animation techniques. Digital Animation Production has been designed to specifically meet the requirements of the digital animation, visual effects and compositing industries both nationally and internationally.
In the Digital Animation Production programme, students will learn how to create, design and develop animation that meets the needs of a range of sectors within the creative industries.
In addition to developing students’ artistic ability, students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to produce a range of digital media assets and the ability to publish these in a wide variety of formats. The programme provides a range of advanced modules in both the creative and technical processes involved in exploiting the students potential to produce content using the latest technology.
This combination of creative and technical skills will enable students to become versatile graduates who can fulfil more than one role in a studio. However, we don’t skimp on traditional methods either; students learn key skills and techniques, not to mention the ability to create contacts and work alongside members of Ireland’s animation community.
Students will also take lectures with award-winning animators from leading Irish animation and games development companies, gain valuable work experience in practising studios, help create broadcast-quality animations and collaborate with professionals.
Students on this programme will have a strong foundation in the management of animation projects, as well as advanced ability in terms of creative and technical skills.
Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 2 Honours and 4 Passes in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/Irish, plus either the presentation of a portfolio of selected work or an interview and assessment.
FETAC: A full FETAC Level 5 award, including a distinction grade in at least three modules or FETAC Level 6 award, plus either the presentation of a portfolio of selected work or an interview and assessment.
Mature: Refer to the admissions section.
The portfolio / interview and assessment is to determine your artistic and creative ability and suitability for the programme.
Portfolio Assessment Information
The portfolio assessment is to determine your artistic/creative suitability and will consist of a review of your portfolio and discussion of the content of your work. The portfolio will be scored out of 600 with a minimum score of 240 required. Only those who are successful at this stage will be considered for places. As the number of applicants who are successful after the portfolio assessment is normally greater than the number of places available, the system of final selection is done on the basis of points. The portfolio score will be added to your Leaving Certificate score to rank you for entry to the programme.
The portfolio should demonstrate your creative ability and may include some of the following: drawings, paintings, photography, animation, film, audio, comics, sketch books and scripts. All applicants to the programme will be invited for interview. Any 2D/3D work you may have completed should be presented at the assessment. However, if there are transport difficulties with very large work; photographs/slides/preparatory related to this work should be presented. The Portfolio assessment will look at the level of commitment, creativity, competence, comprehension, investigation and efficiency in the portfolio of work submitted; while the purpose of the interview is to evaluate your ability to successfully complete the academic subjects on the programme.
Multimedia Technology, Web Development I, Drawing Principles I, Visual Communications I, Audio I, Interpersonal Development, Digital Media Management, Web Development II, Drawing Principles II, Visual Communications II, Interactive Programming I, Animation I.
Drawing Principles III, Visual Communications III, Video I, Media Writing, Interactive Programming II, Illustration for Animation I, Drawing Principles IV, Photography, Critical and Contextual Studies, Effective Teamwork, Animation II, Computer Generated Imagery.
Animation III, Preparation for Professional Practice , Audio II, Management of Digital Media Projects, Historical, Contextual and Research Studies, Professional Development, Illustration for Animation II, Video II, Public Relations, Employment Placement, Narrative, Compositing and Pre Visualization.
Animation IV, Motion Production I, Production Processes, Studio Project, Dissertation, Emerging Technologies and Trends in the Digital Media Industry, Motion Production II, Venture Management, Media Psychology.
Applicants must apply via the CAO. CAO code for the B.Sc (Honours) in Digital Animation Production is LC518.
- Late Application Closing Date - 1 May 2013
- Change of Mind Closing Date - 1 July 2013
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*Please note that points are based on a combination of leaving certificate points and up to an additional 600 points allocated to a portfolio assessment/interview. e.g 350 leaving certificate points plus 300 portfolio points will result in a combined result of 650 points.
Top 3 Reasons to Choose:
1. With state of the art facilities and an abundance of links to the animation and design industries, LIT LSAD Clonmel’s Digital Animation programme is your best choice for a career in the area of Digital Animation.
2. Take lectures with award-winning animators from leading Irish animation and games development companies. Gain valuable work experience in practising studios, help create broadcast quality animations and collaborate with professionals.
3. Study on a college campus with a reputation for innovative and diverse digital media. However, we don’t skip on traditional methods either; learn key skills and techniques, not to mention the ability to create contacts and work alongside members of Ireland’s animation community.
Students who successfully complete the BSc (Honours) in Digital Animation Production will be eligible for a wide range of taught and research Level 9 Masters programmes in Ireland and abroad.
Pen and Pixel Exhibition
LIT LSAD Clonmel hosts the ‘Pen and Pixel’ exhibition annually; a digital media festival that brings our Digital Animation and Creative Multimedia students face to face with industry specialists. Check out http://www.penandpixel.ie
for more information. Our Clonmel campus also has an active and exciting Animation Society. Field trips are an integral part of the creative programme and involve participation and attendance at art exhibitions, conference and seminars and sharing ideas with like-minded people.
The programme will produce graduates with an excellent knowledge and understanding of computer animation. Graduates will have a range of transferable and subject-specific skills that make them highly employable in the industry. The majority of graduates from animation courses tend to enter the computer animation industry as visual artists. In most cases, a strong grasp of technological issues impacting computer animation and digital media production will be a defining characteristic of the course's graduates.
Positions for graduates may include: Storyboard artist, Animation Director, Texture Artist, Animator, 3D Modeller, 2D & 3D Rigger, Production Manager, Lighter, 3D Modeller, 2D VFX/Compositor, 3D VFX Compositor
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