Ballyfermot College of Further Education ranked in Top 25 Animation Courses in the world.
Congratulations to Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE), and the incredible team behind the Animation and Games Department, who have been recognised among the best animation course providers globally. We’re delighted to see their incredible contribution to the world of animation recognised and to see a Further Education Training provider recognised among the best in the world in this field.
All About BCFE
Established in 1979 as the Senior College Ballyfermot (SCB), BCFE is a vocational school that consists of nine academic departments. The Animation & Games Department at BCFE offers a BA in Visual Media – Animation Stream (with University of Dundee, Scotland), a Diploma in Animation & Classical Computer, and a Certificate in Animation Drawing & Illustration Studies.
The Animation & Classical Computer Diploma is a two-year program that covers Classical Hand-Drawn Computer Animation including:
• 3D Modeling, Character Animation
• Animating for Feature Films
• TV or Games.
• Advanced 3D Modelling and Character Animation
• Concept Design for Animation
• Historical and Theoretical Analysis of Animation
• Layout for Animation
• Layout and Storyboarding,
• Scriptwriting for Animation.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in Feature, TV or Computer Game Animation or to apply for entry into the BA in Visual Media – Animation Stream Program.
The BA Program is a two-year, self-directed learning program that covers Classical and Computer Animation. Course highlights include Applied Visual Media Theory, Design and Technology, Life Drawing, Professional Practice, Visual Media Production, and Visual Media Theory.
The Certificate in Animation Drawing & Illustration Studies is a one-year foundation program covering Animation Drawing, Animation Layout Design, Figure Studies, Painting, and Sculpture. The school says the program is designed to enhance the students “creativity and artistic skills,” and “provide a great introduction to the world of animation.” Students will leave the program with “a strong foundation, both technically and artistically, for further study in Classical and Computer Animation.” Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry into the Animation & Classical Computer Diploma Program.
Fancy a future career in animation?
If you are interested in studying with the Animation and Games Department at BCFE, find out more at their website. To discover more about where a FET qualification from BCFE could take you, read Louise Malony’s story on going from studying a course in HR to BBC Radio 2!
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