Careers in Animation Day at IFI

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IFI Education  present Careers in Animation Day on Thursday, March 30th, a morning event for 15-18 year-olds interested in discovering more about the animation industry.

The event is aimed at Transition Year-and-up students interested in learning more about careers in all facets of animation, from 2D to 3D, from stop motion to motion graphics. The event, taking place from 10.00 – 13.00 on Thursday, March 30th, will feature talks, guests, screenings and more.

Speaking about the first edition of Careers in Animation, Head of Education Alicia McGivern said, ‘With the animation industry booming, we’re extending our annual Careers in Screen programme for the first time to a separate Careers in Animation event, with the support and expertise of the Animation Talent Academy. Young people can hear from industry guests about their work ranging from the exciting and innovative projects of Studio Meala to the different roles involved in a production.

Guests include Deirdre Barry, Programme Director, National Talent Academy for Animation; Studio Meala, the award-winning creative and collaborative animation studio based; an Animation Talent Academy panel; and portfolio tips and hints with Animation graduate Chloe O’Connor, IFI Membership Assistant.

Tickets are on sale for €5 here:

Animation courses are provided by various colleges and schools across Ireland. lists them for aspiring graphic illustrators. See the list here.

Animation is a craft. This skill has had a hand (literally) in creating some of the most iconic images of the past century. From newspapers to cinema and television, animation has proven to be more than just a force in popular culture, but an art form too. Visit and see what full-time and part-time animation courses are available near you. Register for free and receive notifications and updates about courses you are interested in.

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