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BA in Animation

Griffith College, Ireland

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,280

Course Accredited By

HECA

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus.

Learn how to animate the next Portal video game with our exciting new animation course in partnership with pulse college.

This degree in Animation (QQI Level 7) is taught by leaders in creative media education, pulse college, and allows students to take their first steps to becoming professional animators.

  • Our partnered BA in Animation is available on a full-time basis over a three-year period and is taught on campus at Pulse College. The course will introduce you to valuable professional workflows and teach you everything from the basics of animation, 2D animation techniques, through to full 3D modelling.
  • Students will gain experience in all the fundamentals of animation from 2D animation techniques to 3D modelling to storyboarding to Comic Books and Sequential Art.
  • You will receive hands-on training from professionals vastly experienced within the animation industry.
  • The practical nature of the course, including the development of an industry-standard portfolio, will prepare learners for work in the Animation sector
  • Our Animation courses in Ireland ensure small class sizes that provide the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your technical and creative skills.
  • Pulse College will set you on the right track to achieving your professional and academic goals whether you want to be an animator, character designer for games, concept artist, or VFX animator.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry Requirements

  • All applicants must undergo an interview with Pulse College.

For applicants under 23 years of age, entry onto our Degree Programme is based upon an interview and achieving a minimum of:

  • 5x O6/H7s (O6 = 40 – 55% in a Leaving Certificate Ordinary subject / H7 = 30-40% in a Leaving Certificate Higher Level subject)
  • To include O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Maths and a Language subject
    Or: FETAC Level 5/6 / HETAC Level 7 in Film/Media or similar

Additional Criteria

Applications from those (including visiting students) whose first language is not English should include an original or certified true copy of one of the following:

  • TOEFL Paper based 570 with a TWE (test of written English) score of 4.5.
  • Computer based 233 with a score of 4.5 in the essay.
  • Internet based 90 with a written score of 21.
  • Cambridge Proficiency Grade C.
  • Cambridge Advanced Grade A.
  • IELTS Academic Version 6.5 with no individual band below 6
  • Students who do not satisfy Pulse College’s English language requirements for direct entry will be required to take an English language preparatory course before commencing studies.
  • In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022. Please see here for further details.

Core Subjects:
Year One

  • 2D Digital Imaging 1
  • Animation Principles & History
  • Life Drawing
  • Storyboarding and Layout
  • 3D Modelling 1 (Characters and environments)
  • 3D Rigging & Animation
  • Texturing & Unwrapping
  • Visual Culture & Theory 1

Year Two

  • 2D Digital Imaging
  • Narrative & Storytelling
  • Life Drawing for Animation
  • 3D Modelling 2 (Characters & Video Games)
  • 3D Advanced Rigging & Animation
  • Special Effects, Compositing & Motion Graphics
  • Sequential Art Design and Production (Comic Art and Production)
  • Visual Culture & Theory 2

Year Three

  • Final Project
  • 3D Sculpting & Modelling
  • Videogames Tools & Environments
  • Audio Production
  • Entrepreneurship (Marketing for business)

General Fee Information  

  • A 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Dublin  
  • EUR 8,650.00

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