National Talent Academy for Animation – Animation Fair

National Talent Academy for Animation – Animation Fair

National Talent Academy for Animation – Animation Fair

Next Wednesday, May 25th, TUS is hosting the National Talent Academy for Animation – Animation Fair. This will be run in the Engineering Building from 9am-5pm.

Animated and illustrated student work will be on display in the Z-Atrium of the Engineering Building during the NTAA event.

This event will take the form of a conference and jobs fair for the students of the TUS animation programmes;

  • BA (hons) in Animation and Illustration – Athlone Campus
  • BSc (hons) in Digital Animation Production – Clonmel Campus
  • BA (hons) in Animation and Motion Design

This is a registered event for our students to network, take part in tailored workshops and to attend panel discussions.

There is also employment opportunities, a number of studios are holding interviews on the day.

Our TUS President will give his welcoming speech at approx.11am followed by a short briefing by the NTAA Director, Deirdre Barry.

We are delighted to have confirmed the keynote speaker is Internationally acclaimed Animation Director and Oscar-nominee, Joanna Quinn.

Joanna has agreed to screen her 2022 Oscar-nominated film, ‘Affairs of the Art’, for our TUS animation student cohort.

Our Athlone Campus Animation Society are holding an after-party in Maisies in Athlone town from 7pm – all are welcome to attend.

On May 26th, from 11am – 2pm, we are hosting a light brunch and Alumni panel discussion attended by a special guest speaker from Brown Bag Films.

This will conclude the Animation Fair.

The NTAA is an initiative of Screen Ireland, managed by Animation Ireland. This is the first Animation Fair and conference of its kind to be delivered to college students in Ireland.

We hope that it is a great success and that the TUS Athlone Campus, the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics and the students of Animation and Illustration programme are well represented and well received on the day. This event will highlight the talents and skills of our cohort and shine a spotlight for industry recognition.

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