Ballyfermot College of Further Education’s Irish School of Animation, which has produced a number of international award winning graduates in animation, are to join forces with multi-award winning animation studio Brown Bag Films to deliver a range of evening courses targeted at specific needs within the animation sector in Ireland.
Commenting on the significance of the collaboration, Cathal Gaffney, CEO of Brown Bag Films said: “Brown Bag Films are delighted to partner with Ballyfermot College on these training courses, which aim to address the skills shortage in specialist areas in the animation industry. These courses should ensure students will have a greater prospect of securing full time employment in the animation sector on graduation”.
The evening courses, which are due to start on Monday 3rd October, will run for 10-12 weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm. The courses will be designed and delivered by current Brown Bag Films staff members with expertise in each designated area.
Gareth Lee, Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Animation at BCFE, said: “The success and rapid development of the animation industry over the last few years in Ireland has led to very specific staffing requirements for the animation studios. These courses will enable students to add a particular specialism to their current skill set.”
The evening courses, which will be delivered at BCFE, will focus on specific areas where talent is needed like modeling, rigging, lighting, texturing and animation with Autodesk Maya, as well as compositing and storyboarding.
Principal of Ballyfermot College Maureen Conway, added: “This exciting collaboration will afford students of animation the opportunity to gain extra skills that will enhance their employment prospects”.
For more information on the range of courses on offer, the application process and course fees see www.bcfe.ie.