• » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Animation

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Animation
    CAO Code  Add-on programme, not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  LY_DANIM_B
    Duration  1 year. Advanced entry into Year 4
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This one-year add-on Level 8 programme is designed to allow you to specialise in your chosen area of animation production. Animation is a vast art form, it is used to entertain, eduacte and instruct. This year is designed to allow you to  gain both industry knowledge and experience while allowing you the time and space needed to hone your craft and produce your own animated film, tv series idea or animation showcase.
    While you are developing your personal animation production, you will undertake a number of industry projects which will run alongside. These projects will include group projects as well as individual live project briefs from Animation companies such as DogEars, Cartoon Saloon and Kavaleer films. The dissertation enables you to research in depth an area of animation that particularly interests you. The Innovation & Creativity module aims to afford you a working knowledge of the business side of animation; the role of the producer in getting ideas and projects off the ground as well as an awareness of the selling/ pitching/ funding platforms in Ireland, UK and Europe. You will also develop an online portfolio and showreel during the programme.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The programme is offered in full-time mode for one year. Applicants must have a relevant Level 7 award with 180 ECTS credits and appropriate learning outcomes in Animation or a related area. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Pre-Production Mandatory  10  4
     Industry Project Mandatory  10  5
     Dissertation Mandatory  10  2
     4/8  Production Mandatory  25  6
     Innovation & Creativity Mandatory  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    The final examination for the Degree consists of a combination of project work, an extended essay / dissertation or report on an individually selected design topic, and continuous assessment. On successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to:
    • Demonstrate thorough insight into contemporary animation and the work of relevant practitioners
    • Articulate a critical awareness of the historical, visual, technical and cultural factors that have shaped animation production
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the varied skills, tools and practices relevant to the field of animation and apply this knowledge creatively to individual practice
    • Exercise critical judgment in conceptualising, developing and realising finished professional standard work
    • Select, evaluate and utilise appropriate research materials and formulate personal responses while managing the planning, scheduling, resourcing and use of appropriate media in response to an animation brief.
    • Act effectively under guidance in a peer relationship with qualified practitioners; lead multiple, complex and heterogeneous groups
    • Construct cogent responses to unfamiliar situations and contexts through research, problem-solving and independent critical thinking.
    • Demonstrate an ability to approach their work and their world with a sense of their strengths, their relationships to other practitioners and an awareness of the relevance and role of animation in wider culture
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme, students may apply to progress to Post Graduate and Masters programmes at LYIT or at Institutes / Universities across Ireland and abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates from this programme are multi-skilled and may find employment with animation, media and design companies, small creative enterprises or freelance. Talented Animators have excellent career prospects in this exciting growing industry. 
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply