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LC518 Digital Animation Production
  • Programme Code:
    LC518
    Course Level:
    Level 8
    Department:
    Art & Design
    CAO Points:
    2016 #610

    #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.
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    Duration:
    4 Years​
    Campus:
    Clonmel
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    What is the programme about?
    On the B.Sc. (Honours) in Digital Animation Production, students learn to design, create and animate for both 2D and 3D digital animation platforms such as TV, Film and Games. There is a focus on developing the learners core skills in the traditional disciplines of drawing, illustration and design with a strong emphasis on the principles of animation. Building on this foundation, learners continue to develop their creative voice while training in industry standard software, processes and technologies with the aim of bringing their ideas and concepts to life on screen.

    This programme is a unique Bachelor of Science Honours Degree offering, blending traditional art practices with creative technologies to produce the future of animation talent in Ireland and abroad.

    Digital Animation Production is focused on the many roles required to produce professional digital animation content with graduates seeking employment in a variety of roles from designers to animators to more technical roles such as riggers and technical artists.

    Who is the programme suited to?
    The programme is suited to individuals with an artistic ability who wish to produce high quality digital animation by combining their artistic creativity with technical know-how. Emphasis is placed on the needs of animation studio production, with the programme aiding and developing individuals to fulfil both generalist and specialist roles in such organisations.

    Top 3 Reasons
    1. Learn from industry practitioners - Lecturers on the Digital Animation Production programme at LIT LSAD Clonmel have worked across industry as lead animators, game artists, visual-effects leads, special-effects artists, video editors, and animation directors. This includes working on animation, game and film titles such as Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, The Octonauts, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Paul (2011) & John Carter (2012) and Tom Clancy's The Division (2016).

    2. Learn in a modern environment with state of the art equipment, software and online learning materials – Digital Animation Production students have access to over 125 PC & iMac workstations, a 2000 sq ft creative media studio, DSLR cameras, HD Video Cameras, drawing tables, Apple and Android tablet devices, an on-site audio recording studio, MIDI equipment and a video green screen. Students are also provided with access to leading animation and creative media software including the full Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Audition, Premier Pro, etc), Zbrush, Final Cut Pro X, Unity Pro, Toon Boom Harmony, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Reaper, etc. In addition, all students are provided with Lynda.com accounts which allows always-on access to self-directed learning materials.

    3. Recognition of your degree - LIT Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) traces it roots back to 1852 and has a world renowned reputation in Art and Design.

    Class Contact Hours
    Year 1: 24 hours per week Year 2: 22 hours per week Year 3: 20 hours per week Year 4: 18 hours per week

    Other Information
    Digital Animation Production students at LIT LSAD Clonmel have been recognised both nationally and internationally in various competitions and awards including recent Winner of the Best Music/Sound Design category at the Animation Dingle Film Festival 2017.


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