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3D Animation and VFX for Film and TV (Special Purpose Award Certificate, Level 9)

Aims

Do you love 3D Animation? Are you interested in learning how to create the latest Visual Effects seen in adverts, TV and Film? The national and international growth and success of the film and television sectors has created a real need for creative graduates. Graduates who possess a unique blend of artistic and technological skills.

On this “3D Animation and VFX (Visual Effects) for Film and TV” level 9 programme, you will learn how to create and develop high quality digital content for the 3D animation and visual effects industry. You will work with industry leading content creations tools, techniques and workflows. You will develop your artistic ability and acquire the technical knowledge and skills to produce high quality 3d content for use in the film, television, games and the visualisation industry.

This one-year programme is designed to address the ICT skills demand for Computer Graphics for the digital media industries. It provides advanced modules in both the creative and technical processes involved in producing 3D content for film and television. It will also provide you with a foundation in the business and management of CGI projects.

The graduates of the 3D Animation and VFX will possess a well developed understanding of both the creative and technical processes involved in producing digital assets for 3D animation and visual effects for TV and feature film, related sectors, the Computer Game and visualisation industries.

This is an industry focused course developed and taught by ex-industry professionals using industry standard tools and techniques. In addition to extending graduates creative ability and technical skills, they will also have a foundation in the planning, production and management of 3D animation/visual effects design projects. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across the television feature film media and creative technology industries.

Content

Modules

3D Content Creation
• Designing 3D props and environments
• Creating Digital Characters
• Pipeline requirements, understanding where your work fits into the overall product
• Workflow considerations
• Design goal and methodologies, developing an eye for form and volume
• Automation

Compositing
• A practical understanding of the building blocks of 2D Compositing
• A grounding in 2D pixel math operations, allowing under the bonnet manipulation of images
• Developing a cinematographer’s eye
• Dissect what makes a shot look right and visually coherent
• Manipulating colour and light

The Creative Industries
• Defining client and project goals
• Production pipelines from script to shoot to post to distribution
• Understanding job roles and expectations on digital projects
• Management of Work placement components
• The pros and cons of Freelancing
• Case studies of Animation Visual Effects and digital media industries
• Entrepreneurship

This programme is designed to address demand for creative and technical talent in the area of CG production for the TV, Film and Games industries. The growth of digital media distribution channels has seen an enormous increase in the demand for all forms of digital media. In Ireland this has resulted in the rapid expansion of the animation and visual effects sector. Recently introduced government tax credits are attracting hundreds of jobs into the television and feature film sectors. There is a large skills gap creating pent up demand for technically skilled artists, designers and IT graduates in the areas of TV and feature film and games.

This is an industry focused course developed and taught by ex industry professionals using industry standards tools and techniques. Graduates will have a range of industry ready skills that make them highly employable across the television feature film media and creative technology industries.

Assessment/Examinations

Continuous evaluation will take place during the programme with final evaluation on completion of the programme.

Qualification

Certificate in 3D Animation and VFX (Visual Effects) for Film and TV (Special Purpose Award, Level 9, 30 Credits)

How to Apply

Applications must be made directly via the Springboard+ website

http://www.springboardcourses.ie
This programme is part supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

 

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