This one-year programme is designed to address the ICT skills demand for Computer Graphics for the digital media 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. This has been supported by recently introduced government tax credits under section 481. This is attracting hundreds of jobs into the television and feature film sectors. Creative digital projects built with rapidly changing technologies have created a large skills gap in the talent pipeline that underpins this expansion. This is creating demand for technically skilled artist designers and IT graduates in TV and feature film.
The graduates of this programme will possess a well developed understanding of both the creative and technical processes involved in producing digital assets for 3D animation & visual effects for TV and feature film and related sectors such as 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.