Digital Animation & Games Design

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Course Content

  • Animation
  • 3-Dimensional Computer Graphics
  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Games Analysis Design
  • Image Processing
  • Digital Editing
  • Programming Principles
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Course Description

With Ireland’s rich tradition of storytelling, Ireland’s gaming and animation studios have produced internationally acclaimed works, contributing to the nation’s reputation for creativity and innovation. Aspiring animators and game designers will benefit from this course, which emphasises both technical skills and artistic expression, preparing them for a career in an industry that continues to expand and captivate audiences worldwide. Students can use this QQI level 5 programme to gain entry to Year 2 in the DKIT Level 8 BSc in Animation degree.


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

2D Animator | 3D Animator | Game Designer | Video Production Editor| 2D/3D Digital Artist | Environment and Character Designer


The Irish animation industry has quadrupled in size over the past decade. The annual salary for Animators is 24K – 64K in Ireland

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

DKIT | Animation | Level 8
IADT | 3D Animation | Level 8
TU Dublin | Games Design | Level 8
DKIT | Computing in Games Development | Level 8
DKIT | Creative Media | Level 7/ Level 8
SETU Carlow | Computing in Interactive
Digital Art and Design | Level 7

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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I enjoyed the easy-going attitude in OFI and you can always ask for help or guidance as everyone is so helpful and kind. This course helped me discover what I want to do next in education. I highly recommend this course as it gives you skills and knowledge of what it would be like to make a game.

Leanne Rose Creedon Multimedia, Games & VR Graduate, 2020