Galway City of Film announces new ‘Animation Course’ for Primary School Teachers


Galway City of Film is delighted to announce a new ‘Animation Training Course’ for primary school teachers in Galway. Galway Film Centre in partnership with Galway Education Centre will lead primary school teachers through a structured approach to introducing the animation film making process into the classroom as a cross-curriculum medium from concept, scripting, character building, backdrop creation, scene development, shooting and movie production. All technical elements will be covered from scratch using digital tablets, phones, computers and iPad technologies.

The course will provide comprehensive lessons that support the development of children’s creativity and critical response through media literacy while the tutor will give clear practical technical information about the animation making processes and techniques, and equip teachers will all of the skills necessary to bring this fun and exciting medium into the classroom using materials and equipment already available in most schools.

The course will run over 6 weeks, 2 & 1/2 hours per week and will cover a range of modules, developing essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, links across the curriculum, visual arts and even numeracy … and bring so much vibrancy into the classroom.

Eascaitheoir/Facilitators: Denise Mc Donagh and Michael Mc Namara
Dáta / Dates: 7 October, 14 October, 21 October, 4 November, 11 November, 18 November
Ám / Time: 7 pm to 9.30 pm
Clarú Riachtanach / Booking Essential

For any further information please contact:
Galway Education Centre,
Cluain Mhuire,

Tel: 091-745600
Fax: 091-745618