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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.

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.


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

Graduate Careers

Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
3D Modeler
Texture artist
Architectural Visualiser
Animator/Graphic Designer

Further enquiries

Nollaig Crombie
Head of Department

Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6203

Subjects taught

Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Concept Art for 3D Mandatory 10 5
3D Modelling and Sculpting Mandatory 10 5
Texturing and Rendering Mandatory 10 5

Rigging and Animation Mandatory 5 3
Work Based Learning Mandatory 5 0
Final Project (Asset Integration) Mandatory 20 10

Application date

Application Deadline - 24 August

Course fee

EU Fees: €3,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €9,000.00

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