Animation Level 6 Top Up


Faculty: Animation
Duration: 14 Weeks Part-Time
Delivery: Blended
Level: Level 6 (Modular Award)
Start Date: 1st September 2021
Course Director: Eoin McAuley
Fees: Free (subject to eligibility)
Certification: QQI Modular Certificate


The European animation sector continues to flourish and Animation is ahead of the change curve in adopting new technologies.

These modules are targeted towards direct employment, through a focus on studio training and practical work.

With ​Animation Studio 3,​ Learners will have the opportunity to design, from the ground up, an animation containing multiple characters diversifying their modelling skill set, and to create more advanced characters further developing their skills and knowledge in character modelling.

The ​Sequential Art, Design and Production ​module introduces learners to a range of visual narrative theories and techniques. Sequential art is a staple of the wider animation industry, drawing on the techniques and principles of animation.

The ​Narrative and Storytelling ​module introduces learners to the role of narrative design and writing in animation. Learners develop skills and knowledge in narrative development, dialogue creation, communication, teamwork, project planning and scriptwriting.

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Applicants for this course will complete a short interview via Zoom with the Animation Faculty of Pulse College. Applicants may include those active in industry seeking to upskill or those returning to study in the same field looking to expand upon their skills.

This programme will be delivered in a blended format. As such, there are technical requirements for the online learning component (computer or tablet, broadband). If you have any questions about any of the technical requirements for Pulse online courses, please contact the admissions team who will put you in touch with the IT support team.

Educational Requirements

The programme is designed for all ages and skill levels, whether you are new to the industry, looking to up-skill, or wanting to learn new skills and enhance your career options within the Audio industry. No industry experience is required and applicants may be accepted without formal academic qualifications.

Further Progression

The aim of the ​Entrepreneurship and Business ​module is to give learners key skills required to start a business within the Animation Industry and develop an appreciation and skill set for the non-production roles within the animation sector such as HR and administration support roles.

Roles in the animation sector represented by these modules include concept artists, video game developers, rigging experts, compositing specialists, storyboard artists, sequential art publishers.
Focusing on studio training and practical work, graduates will be industry-ready with a demonstrable portfolio of work.

Some of the up-skilling or re-skilling transferable skills or qualifications include; Creative Media, Art and Design,Film and Video, Graphic Design/Illustration, Multimedia, 3D Design, Game Development.

Deciding to study sound engineering at Pulse College turned out to be the most important decision I made in my whole life. The quality of the course content combined with the support on offer provided me with all the tools I needed to go on and become a successful engineer and producer. In the music business you really need to learn to walk before you can run, and there is no better place in the country to do that!


Audio & Music Technology Diploma


Irish / EU (Residing in Ireland)

This course is funded through an initiative of the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Programmes are free of charge if you are unemployed, a homemaker returning to work or are in receipt of the Covid-19 unemployment payment at the time the programme begins.

If you are in employment, were previously self-employed or are a recent graduate, you may be eligible provided you meet the nationality/visa requirement and residence requirement.

The standard tuition fee for this course is €2,676


International / EU (living outside of Ireland)

This course is not recognised on the ILEP and therefore not available for international student application.