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Animation - HND

Course Code(s):  5M1985
QQI Award Code:  5M1985 Art
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1985
QQI Award Code 5M1985 Art
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The course is designed to prepare learners for a professional career in animation and related fields. Learners study fundamental skills and develop their knowledge using both traditional techniques and the latest computer technology.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Animation Foundation
Animation Drawing
Painting 5N1302
Design Skills
Image Processing 5N1292
Computer Illustrated Graphics 5N1929
Life Drawing
Drama
Sculpture 5N1918
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690

Years 2 and 3: (HND in Animation)
Principles of Animation
Applied Animation
Life Drawing
Anatomical Drawing
Contextual and Cultural Referencing
Visual Communication
Ideas Generation and Development
Drawing Techniques
Model Making
Video Production
Digital Media
2D, 3D and Time-based Digital Applications
Project Design
Professional Practice
Digital Image Creation
Critical Study
Communication with Images
3D Computer Modelling and Animation
Important 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

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AAXXX 5M1985

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