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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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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 a one-year foundation programme introducing the concepts involved in the production of Animated Film. It explores the basic principles involved in Traditional Drawn Animation, 3 Dimensional and Computer Generated Animation. It will equip students with the various technical skills required to advance to St. Johns QQI Level 6 Cartoon Animation Film Production course, to use animation as a medium of creative expression, to practice in the Animation Industry or to progress to further study in Ireland or abroad.

What will you Study?

Animation Techniques
Layout Design
Drawing from Life
Location Drawing
Illustrated Graphics
Painting 5N1302
Sculpture 5N1918
Model Making
Computer Animation
Storyboarding
Art Appreciation
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AAXXX 5M1985

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Taxidermist  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Artist  
Illustrator   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Screen Printer  
Typographer   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Architect - Conservation  
Ceramics Designer   Craft Designer  
Packaging Designer   Photographer  
Interior Architect / Designer   Dressmaker  
Film / Video Editor   Fashion Designer  
Creative Director   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Architect  
Animator   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Graphic Designer   French Polisher  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Glassmaker   Textile Dyeing Technician  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Modelmaker   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Upholsterer   Metal Fabricator  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Actor / Actress   Theatre / Television Designer  
Musician   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Performing Artist   Dancer  
Prop Maker   Composer (Music)  
Producer   Makeup Artist Assistant - TV/Film  
Choreographer   Lighting Technician  
Screenwriter   Sound Engineer  
Cartoonist   Singer  
Director - TV/Film   Pyrotechnician  
Stage Manager   Location Manager - TV / Film  
Piano Tuner   Band Roadie  
Stunt Artist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Milliner   Tattoo Artist  
Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser   Transport Design Engineer  
Boat Builder    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.