Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Animation and Game Design
Ireland’s audio-visual sector is a fast-growing industry. Animation, Games, Film and Advertising have been identified as key areas of growth by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Screen Skills Ireland noted that the animation sector has quadrupled in size in the last decade. Likewise, the Irish gaming sector is seeing a growth in both international and local gaming companies.
The Irish screen sector has shown that there is a call for graduates with skills as 2D Artists, 3D Modellers, Technical Directors, Storyboard Artists and Compositors.
Emerging creative sectors such as graphics, film and animation, web interface and ICT design are where future growth, exports and job creation are expected to be greatest. Digital games are similarly recognised as one of the areas with real growth potential with opportunities such as mobile applications and digital games.
The three-year BA (Hons) in Animation and Games Design is aimed at those who wish to secure employment in the Games and/or Animation industry, and those who wish to design and produce their own animated films or video games. The Animation and Game Design programme has been delivered since 2016 as a major pathway on the BA (Hons) in Design. It has been very successful, with excellent feedback from the students, graduates and industry.
Galway City, Wellpark Road
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Why Study this course?
Rapidly growing sectors
The animation and game sectors are among the fastest growing industries in Ireland and internationally. The school has very strong links with companies in this sector.
The programme is designed to blend theory and practice in a way that simulates the typical work environment and allows students to apply their skills in a range of live projects.
The development of the highest level of skill and creativity is at the heart of the programme. After first year, students are able to choose between Animation and Game Design elective pathways in order to focus and hone their skills in their preferred area of creative specialisation.