Top
City scape

3D Modelling & Animation

Is this the course for you?
There are many production pipelines in industry that require content developed for specific purposes. Game assets will differ from feature animation for example; SFX and compositing assets will differ from architectural visualisation. This course however reconciles these forms of content creation and teaches the similarities and differences in creating for each.

The pathway through the course will allow the student to decide to focus on specific areas such as games animation, special effects or feature animation. Each of the modules will allow for content to be created to fit into each of these pipelines while offering a grounding in the differences involved for each. The course will inform the process from concept development right through to integration into various real-time and pre-rendered platforms used by sector leaders. New and emerging asset pipelines will also be explored such as augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) content creation. The duration of the programme is one-year and involves learners undertaking taught modules and a work placement.

Key features
• The pathway through the course will allow the student to decide to focus on specific areas such as games animation, special effects or feature animation.
• The duration of the programme is one- year and involves learners undertaking taught modules and a work placement.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Design related Honours degree (Level 8), or an equivalent qualification. Non-degree graduates (diploma/certificate), who have significant work experience in a related design industry may be eligible to apply. LYIT recognises that life and work experience counts, and operates a comprehensive Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) scheme.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Follow-on courses
• Masters degrees at LYIT and in institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Animation Companies
• Games Industry
• Live Action/Special Effects
• AR and VR Content Development
• Architectural Visualisation
• Advertising

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• 3D Modeler
• Texture artist
• Architectural Visualiser
• Animator/ Graphic Designer

Further enquiries

Contact
Nollaig Crombie
Head of Department
Email: Nollaig.Crombie@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6203

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
• Concept Art for 3D (M)
• 3D Modelling & Sculpting (M)
• Texturing & Rendering (M)

Semester 2
• Rigging & Animation (M)
• Work Based Learning (M)
• Final Project (Asset Integration) (M)

(M) = Mandatory

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

EU Fees: €3,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!