This course gives budding artists the chance to express themselves artistically through the medium of animation, both classical (hand-drawn) and computer generated. This dynamic course provides the skills to take individual and group projects from conception to completion. The course aims to enable the student to develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques employed by the professional animator and to acquire the requisite skills for entry into Feature, TV or Computer Game animation.
This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:
What will you study?
HND Diploma in Performing Arts 500/9229/7
Historical Theoretical Analysis of Animation 22239L
Production Practice 22238L
Layout & Storyboarding 22237L
3D Modelling & Character Animation 22226L
Principles of Life Drawing for Animation 22228L
Layout for Animation 22230L
Principles of Analysis in Animation 22232L
Scriptwriting for Animation 22231L
Advanced 3D Modelling 22234L
Advanced Life Drawing for Animation 22235L
Concept Design for Animation 22236L
Design for Animation 22229L
2D Character Animation 22233L
- Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.
- Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.
Progression to CAO Courses
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.