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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5545
QQI Award Code 6M5545 Cartoon Animation
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is a fusion of art and technology designed to help students develop a good understanding of contemporary animation skills from narrative storytelling to visual effects and visualisation. There is a strong emphasis on drawing at an advanced level as well as developing your individual creativity. This course may enhance existing experience in art, design or other areas and enables progression to further qualifications. This course is also very useful for those who wish to re-enter a third level course after a break in study.

What will you Study?

Animation Drawing 6N4907
Drawing 6N3569
Combined Materials 6N3587
Animating Characters in 3D Skills 6N4906
Script-writing for Animation 6N4982
Art Appreciation 6N3450
Team Leadership 6N1948
Work Experience 6N1946
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.

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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
6M5545

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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  
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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  
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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  
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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)

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