Ballyfermot College of Further Education’s Irish School of Animation, are joining forces with multi-award winning animation studio Brown Bag Films to deliver a range of evening courses targeted at specific needs within the animation sector in Ireland.

The evening courses, which are due to start on Monday 3rd October, will run for 10-12 weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm. The courses will be designed and delivered by current Brown Bag Films staff members with expertise in each designated area.

The courses being run in conjunction with Brown Bag Films are:

1. Introduction to 3D Animation with MAYA
2. Design for Animation with Adobe Photoshop
3. Introduction to 3D Rigging and Modelling with MAYA,
4. Professional Lighting with MAYA
5. 3D Sculpting with Mudbox

There are still places available on these courses and you can apply up until the 3rd October by emailing

Gareth Lee, Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Animation at BCFE, said: “The success and rapid development of the animation industry over the last few years in Ireland has led to very specific staffing requirements for the animation studios. These courses will enable students to add a particular specialism to their current skill set.”

For more information on the range of courses on offer, the application process and course fees see