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CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship Programme 2019-2021 | Call for Expressions of Interest

Animation Skillnet is delighted to announce the development of a CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship, in association with Technological University Dublin and Screen Skills Ireland.

The CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship programme was one of 26 new national apprenticeships launched by the Minister for Education and Skills in December 2017 as part of the expanded Apprenticeship scheme. The apprenticeship will be at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications and will run for two years, starting in October 2019.

The apprenticeship is designed for individuals looking to build a career as a CGI Technical Artist in the animation, games, VFX, immersive technologies and related sectors. The course design has involved extensive consultation with industry regarding curriculum content and structure, and emphasises real-world skills and employability.

The Minimum entry requirements for apprentices on the programme are as follows:

● Qualification at Level 7/Level 8/Level 9 (in a related area) or at Level 6 (in a related area) with significant industry experience recognised through a thorough RPL process as per TU Dublin guidelines.

A portfolio/Showreel which demonstrates: 

● Evidence of work using relevant software (commercial or as a hobbyist).

● Awareness of elements of Computer Graphics Technology.

● A solid grounding in mathematics or basic coding/scripting knowledge. 

Employers may have requirements in excess of the minimum requirements set out in an Apprenticeship Programme. 

If you are interested in applying for this programme, we invite you to express an interest in the programme and be registered on our ‘expression of interest’ database, which will be shared with participating employers. To do this please click on the following link, select “1” in the drop down menu and click “Register Now” to enter your details and links to your online CV and portfolio: https://animationskillnet.ie/events/cgi-technical-artist-apprenticeship-expression-of-interest/

The call is open to those already in a company as well as those seeking a company for the Apprenticeship programme.
Deadline for expressions of interest:  30th August 2019

For further information, please contact paul.timpson@screenskillsireland.ie

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