MEDA H4002 - Digital Media Project: 3D Animation

Short Title:Digital Media Project: 3D Animation
Full Title:Digital Media Project: 3D Animation
Module Code:MEDA H4002
Credits: 7
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Deirdre Kennedy
Module Description:The aim of this module is to enable students to practise all elements of 3D animation. In addition, students will complete the pre-production work for the creation of an innovative project for their degree show in semester 8.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Complete the concept development and pre-production for an innovative media project for the degree show exhibition.
LO2 Adopt a innovative approach to the production of interactive media
LO3 Have a working knowledge of an industry standard 3D animation package
LO4 Develop 3D ideas from conception to final presentation

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students must participate in workshop sessions, critique sessions, field trips and guest lectures. They will also pitch their ideas both internally and to an external client and then prepare a detailed proposal showing design and narrative development for their degree show project. 1,2 50.00 Sem 1 End
Assignment Having completed 3D tutorials in modelling, animation, cameras and lighting, materials and rendering, students will create a 3d short movie with sound that demonstrates the techniques learned in tutorials. 3,4 50.00 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Isaac Victor Kerlow 2003, Art of 3D: Computer Animation and Effects, Wiley
  • John Maeda 2006, The laws of simplicity, MIT Press Cambridge, Mass. [ISBN: 0262134721]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources