BA [Hons] 3D Animation
This unique course is the first 3D animation undergraduate degree in Ireland. It will allow you to understand the highly artistic and technical practices that are involved in creating characters, stories and worlds using advanced digital technologies.
It builds on IADT’s longstanding BA (Hons) in Animation and our collaboration with Sheridan College, Toronto. Students will learn the fundamentals of digital design, storytelling, animation principles as well as how to build, light and composite animation sequences and stories.
What will I do?
Learn both advanced technical and creative skills to
understand 3D animation pipelines, including character,
design, world building, animation principles, lighting,
rendering along with other specialised areas
Develop the critical thinking skills and individual point of
view that will distinguish you as an artist and thinker
Learn from real-world experiences through live projects,
work placements, group projects and collaboration with
peers in a variety of ways
In Year 3, there is an opportunity to study abroad under the Erasmus+ programme, or to do an industry placement in Ireland or abroad.
Our graduates will be equipped with the creative, technical
and production expertise to be able to choose from multiple
pathways on graduation, either directly into the animation,
film & tv, games, motion graphics and the visual effects
industries, to engage and create using new immersive
technologies or to post graduate studies. This course will lead
to a career in the dynamic Irish or International animation
MA 3D Animation | MA Broadcast Production.
What will I study?
Year 1 – History of Film and Animation 1 | Intro to the Digital
World | Animating in a virtual space | Practical Masterclass |
World building | Burning a character to life | History of Film
and Animation 2 | Transitional Studies.
Year 2 – Issues in Screen Studies | Advanced Tech Skills
and Cinematography for Digital Film | Acting with a Digital
Character | Digital Cultures | Faculty Elective | Telling a story
in 3D- preproduction | Collaborative Project- Production and
Year 3 – Digital Studies and Research Methodologies |
New ways of Seeing | Digital Research proposal | New
Media Production | Thesis Research & Proposal | Business
and Entrepreneurship for Creative practices | Professional
Year 4 – Minor Project | Major Project | Thesis.