BA in Animation Visual Effects and Motion Design

Munster Technological University
UniHaven Pathway Access

The Foundation in Business, Management and Study Skills is run online and provides direct entry to the BA (Hons) in Animation Visual Effects and Motion Design.

Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Animation, Visual Effects and Motion Design gives you up-to-the minute skills and industry relevant training in the animation and visual effects sector. It will introduce you to the core principles of creative film making, animation and visual storytelling. Ireland has one of the fastest growing animation sectors in the world; some of the largest animation companies are based here.

This degree gives you the necessary practical and technical skills for employment in this rapidly expanding sector. There are modules on drawing/character development, illustration, design, character modelling, animation principles, puppet/set design, stop motion, digital graphics, visual effects, motion graphics, compositing, 2D/3D modelling, rigging, texturing, lighting, photography and digital cinematography.

“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” – Norman McLaren

Why do this Programme?

This course gives you the core skills to launch a career in Ireland’s vibrant animation, games and visual effects industry. The content has been designed with extensive input from industry animators, in order to make sure our graduates have the skills that employers need. The degree is designed to foster creative talent in a technology-driven environment, enabling our students to design and develop animation content while working with the latest industry standard software.

You get handson, practical, applied training, and an appreciation of relevant theories underpinning the evolution of animation, visual effects and motion design. It is advisable to have a strong interest in the creative arts sector. Applicants need to have a great interest in animation, visual storytelling, illustrating, drawing and digital painting to secure employment.

Career Prospects

Graduates begin careers in:

  • Animation,
  • Film,
  • Games,
  • TV,
  • Web animation,
  • Mobile and online content
  • Advertising

Industry will require a portfolio of works for work placement, and when entering the work force after graduating.