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Animation - unit set code MJ-AU00011

The Animation major sequence offers the opportunity to develop a moving image, graphic and animation practice within the expanding digital domain. Students will explore digital animation production and publication options that include web, CD and DVD publication possibilities, and develop the skills to work with and manage such technologies effectively. Students are encouraged to develop skills in all aspects and types of animation production and learn to write and think analytically about such creative work.

On completion of the Animation major sequence students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to implement and manage all stages of production of a professional digital animation project.
  • an ability to develop a unique production path for a digital project for a variety of publication platforms.
  • an ability to think and write effectively about innovative moving image animation work and digital culture.
  • an ability to use advanced digital image production technologies.
  • an ability to work in collaborative and team settings on graphic moving image tasks.
  • an ability to work efficiently to deadlines in an industrial setting.

Level 1 and level 2


Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM138 3D Animation 1: Screen Space, Layout, Landscape (B)  

ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment (ONLINE)  


Trimester 1

ACM132 Introduction to Animation (B)  

ACM225 Effects, Graphics and Compositing (B)  


Trimester 2

ACM133 Animation Principles and Practices (B)  

ACM239 Digital Animation (B)  


Level 3


Select 2 credit points from the following:

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship (B, G, W, X)  *


Trimester 1

ACM327 Advanced Animation (B)  


Trimester 2

ACM308 Delivering Moving Images (B)  


* ALX321 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enquiries on their campus for further information.

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