Digital Animation - Clonmel Campus

TUS - Tipperary Campuses


Course Name Digital Animation - Clonmel Campus
Course Provider TUS - Tipperary Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code US805
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Clonmel
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years.

Class Contact Hours:
Year 1: 24 hours per week
Year 2: 24 hours per week
Year 3: 20 hours per week
Year 4: 18 hours per week
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

The presentation of a Portfolio of selected work or an interview and assessment is also required.

*Points are a combination of Leaving Certificate results and Portfolio Assessment.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Irish
Foundation Level Irish at Grade F2 will meet the minimum language requirement for all courses.

Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher i...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the applicant achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply for entry to Honours Degree (Level 8), Ordinary Degree (Level 7) and Higher Certificate (Level 6) courses.

Points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:
Pass: 28 points Merit: 46 points Distinction: 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS.


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Alternative Entry

Expand+Trade Qualifications
A trade applicant, seeking admission to the first year of a course, should do so through the CAO. Such application may be on the basis of National Craft Certificate, Senior Trades or Advanced Tourism Certification Board (NTCB)/...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:

1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

Student Contribution Fee
The Student Contribution Fee for the 2022/2023 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charge, which is se...

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Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...


Expand+Courses US800 First Year Art and Design (Common Entry), US805 Digital Animation, US806 Game Art and Design, and US801 Art and Design Teacher Education require applicants to successfully complete a Portfolio for Assessment prior to entry.


CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is this course about?
The B.Sc. in Digital Animation develops animators’ creative voices by blending traditional techniques with digital tools. On this course, students learn to hone their design skills, and to animate their concepts for anim...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1: Introduction to Animation, Digital Technology Fundamentals, Drawing Principles 1, Visual Design for Animation 1, Audio Storytelling, Animation 1 – Basic Fundamentals, Professional Culture and Communication, Drawing Princ...

Comment Other Information
• Portfolio of selected work or an interview and assessment is also required
• Work Placement in Year 3
• Optional Industry Based Internship in Year 4
• QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
• Mature Applicants

TUS Clonmel is a Toon Boom Centre of Excellence (COE). This qualification provides graduating students an advantage by being in high demand for world recognised studio careers that value a deep knowledge of Toon Boom 2D animation software.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What can I do after this course?
This course produces graduates with an excellent knowledge and understanding of traditional animation on computers, suitable for employment in the digital animation, television, gaming and digital media sectors.


Further Enquiries Mr. Michael Kiely
Course Leader
Tel: 0504 28452
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 612 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 807 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 808 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)