About Digital Animation Production – Bsc (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology
What is the programme about?
On the B.Sc. (Honours) in Digital Animation Production, students learn to design, create and animate for both 2D and 3D digital animation platforms such as TV, Film and Games. There is a focus on developing the learners core skills in the traditional disciplines of drawing, illustration and design with a strong emphasis on the principles of animation. Building on this foundation, learners continue to develop their creative voice while training in industry standard software, processes and technologies with the aim of bringing their ideas and concepts to life on screen.
This programme is a unique Bachelor of Science Honours Degree offering, blending traditional art practices with creative technologies to produce the future of animation talent in Ireland and abroad.
Digital Animation Production is focused on the many roles required to produce professional digital animation content with graduates seeking employment in a variety of roles from designers to animators to more technical roles such as riggers and technical artists.
Who is the programme suited to?
The programme is suited to individuals with an artistic ability who wish to produce high quality digital animation by combining their artistic creativity with technical know-how. Emphasis is placed on the needs of animation studio production, with the programme aiding and developing individuals to fulfil both generalist and specialist roles in such organisations.
Top 3 Reasons
1. Learn from industry practitioners - Lecturers on the Digital Animation Production programme at LIT LSAD Clonmel have worked across industry as lead animators, game artists, visual-effects leads, special-effects artists, video editors, and animation directors. This includes working on animation, game and film titles such as Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, The Octonauts, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Paul (2011) & John Carter (2012) and Tom Clancy's The Division (2016).
2. Learn in a modern environment with state of the art equipment, software and online learning materials – Digital Animation Production students have access to over 125 PC & iMac workstations, a 2000 sq ft creative media studio, DSLR cameras, HD Video Cameras, drawing tables, Apple and Android tablet devices, an on-site audio recording studio, MIDI equipment and a video green screen. Students are also provided with access to leading animation and creative media software including the full Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Audition, Premier Pro, etc), Zbrush, Final Cut Pro X, Unity Pro, Toon Boom Harmony, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Reaper, etc. In addition, all students are provided with Lynda.com accounts which allows always-on access to self-directed learning materials.
3. Recognition of your degree - LIT Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) traces it roots back to 1852 and has a world renowned reputation in Art and Design.
Class Contact Hours
Year 1: 24 hours per week Year 2: 22 hours per week Year 3: 20 hours per week Year 4: 18 hours per week
This programme produces graduates with an excellent knowledge and understanding of computer animation, suitable for employment in the digital animation, gaming and multimedia sectors. The combination of creative and technical skills on the programme will ensure you are a versatile graduate who can fulfil more than one role in any organisation, thus making you highly employable in the industry.
Positions for graduates may include: Storyboard artist, Animation Director, Texture Artist, Animator, 3D Modeller, 2D & 3D Rigger, Production Manager, Lighter, 3D Modeller, 2D VFX/Compositor, 3D VFX Compositor
Digital Animation Production graduate, Jodi Henry, whose short film 'Let's be Friends' won the prestigious Best Music/Sound Design category at Animation Dingle Film Festival 2017. Jodi completed the Digital Animation Production Degree at LIT Clonmel and her animated short was her final year project. As well as the major award, Jodi was also nominated for the Best Irish Student Animation Award.
Students who successfully complete the BSc (Honours) in Digital Animation Production will be eligible for a wide range of taught and research Level 9 Masters programmes in Ireland and abroad.
Leaving Certificate (2018):
The minimum entry requirements for standard entrance are a minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. Applicants must also present of a portfolio of selected work for assessment.
The following entry arrangements will apply to graduates of QQI FETA (Formerly FETAC) programmes seeking admission to programmes at Institutes of Technology. The minimum entry requirement for graduates of FETAC (NCVA level 5 or 6) awards to Higher Certificate (QQI level 6) programmes is a full QQI FETAC (level 5 or 6) award including a distinction grade in at least three modules. Applicants must also present a portfolio of selected work for assessment.
Awarded Points for entry are based a combination of Leaving Certificate/FETA QQI results and Portfolio Assessment results.
Refer to Admissions Office for further information at http://www.lit.ie/Admissions/Mature.aspx Mature Applicants must also present a portfolio of selected work for assessment.
Applicants must apply via the CAO. CAO code for the B.Sc. (Honours) in Digital Animation Production is LC518
All applicants will be contacted inviting them to a portfolio assessment.
Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.