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  • CARIMAC is to introduce a new Bachelor’s degree in Animation and Motion Graphics, in recognition of its 40th anniversary.
  • CARIMAC is planning to play its major pioneering role in building the animation production industry.
  • Fourteen students graduated after successfully completing the six-month course in the new programme, which is poised for significant expansion.

The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), is to introduce a new Bachelor’s degree in Animation and Motion Graphics, in recognition of its 40th anniversary.

“CARIMAC is planning to play its major pioneering role in building the animation production industry, as we should not have opportunities for overseas contracts coming in and we have to turn them down, because we are not able to fulfill those contracts for skill sets,” Director, Professor Hopeton Dunn, said.

He was addressing the graduation ceremony for the first cohort in the ‘Animate Jamaica’ Certificate Programme, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Western Campus, in Montego Bay, on February 12.

Fourteen students graduated after successfully completing the six-month course in the new programme, which is poised for significant expansion.

Professor Dunn said he was heartened by the success of the pioneer programme in animation and would be moving post haste to “renew another round of training in this field.”

“I want to take this opportunity to indicate that during the month of March, we are going to be recruiting a new class of fifty students to do an additional set of training in order to respond to the needs that exist within the industry. Hopefully in April, we will be looking to expand our intake, possibly to as high as one hundred,” he informed.

Professor Dunn said that  CARIMAC should not be regarded as the only source of training in this discipline, and any opportunity for partnership would be explored.