Ballyfermot College of Further Education’s Irish School of Animation, with support from the Irish Film Board, is to introduce industry delivered training classes for students on the BA Animation programme from mid October 2012 onwards. The Industry Delivered Training classes will be used to address specific needs within the animation sector in Ireland.
The industry delivered training classes, which are due to start in mid-October, will run for 20 weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The classes will be designed and delivered by industry professionals from studios like Brown Bag Films, Boulder Media and Monster Animation, who have expertise in specialist areas.
Gareth Lee, Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Animation programme at BCFE, said: “These classes, which will be offered to students on the full time animation degree programme, will enhance the students skill set and go some way towards addressing current specialist skills shortages in the animation industry.”
The industry delivered training classes, will focus on specialist areas like 2D Flash Animation, Storyboards/Backgrounds for the Flash Animation Pipeline, Compositing, VFX and modelling, rigging, lighting, texturing and animation with Autodesk Maya.