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Animation

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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course covers the full range of topics from preproduction, production, and postproduction in 2D and 3D animation, as well as the theory behind animation to create an in-depth understanding of the work you do. A key aspect of this course is to produce a polished and exciting portfolio over the course of the 2 years to give you the best opportunity to break into the dynamic, and creative animation industry.

During the course, you will learn about The history and theory of animation, Sequential art design and production, Life drawing, Storyboarding and layout, Character modelling, Unwrapping and texturing 3D objects,
3D rigging and animation, 2D asset creation and animation, Creating 3D assets for games, Audio Production, Life Drawing for Animation, Videogame Tools, Entrepreneurship and Narrative and Storytelling.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Animation Studio 1
Life Drawing
Narrative and Storytelling
Animation Studio 2
Storyboarding and Layout
Texturing and Unwrapping

Year 2:
Animation Studio 3
Life Drawing for Animation
Audio Production
Animation Studio 4
Video Games Tools and Environments
Sequential Art Design and Production
Entrepreneurship and Business
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.

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