Animation & Illustration - Athlone Campus

TUS - Athlone Campus


Course Name Animation & Illustration - Athlone Campus
Course Provider TUS - Athlone Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code US802
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) Athlone
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years full-time.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

Note: An F2 in foundation level mathematics will be accepted as meeting the minimum mathematics requirement.

*For all applicants, a portfolio presentation is required,
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.


QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
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...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
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+US802 Animation and Illustration, Portfolio Requirement.

Applicants must submit one completed sketchbook.

Applicants who have additional sketchbooks may submit up to 5 sketchbooks in total if they wish.


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?
Our students develop their imagination, confidence and individual creative capabilities through adapting to the rapidly changing visual culture and world of animated film and print illustration. Our students have the ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1: Explorative Illustration 1, Explorative Animation 1, Explorative Drawing 1, Explorative Practice - Ideation, Creativity in Context 1, Explorative Illustration 2, Creativity in Context 2, Explorative Drawing 2, Explorative ...

Comment Other Information
• QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
• Work placement
• Mature applicants
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What can I do after the course?
There has been significant growth in the Irish animation and illustration industries. The sectors have become a central component of Ireland’s digital and creative economy with increasing career opportunities e...

Further Enquiries Yvonne Hennessy
Course Leader
Tel: +353 (0) 90 6471872
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 514 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 575 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 578 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)