Successful completion of this course will result in a QQI, Level 5, Film and Television Production Certificate, 5M18519.
The following facilities are available at the college.
This is a one year full time course running from September until May.
Entry to this course is subject to interview.
Holders of a QQI Level 5 Certificate in this course may progress to further studies doing QQI Level 6 Photography here in the college. Students may also apply for entry to the following courses via the CAO.
I love my course because it’s so varied. Each class is a mix of practical and theoretical work. Our teachers keep us informed about industry standards, while encouraging us to be creative and to think outside the box.
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A Student Services fee of €100 also applies.
Students are guided through the journey of pre-production, production and post-production in the making of a digital film. This module covers a wide array of practical and technical skills needed to manage the many resources of short film production, from shooting schedules to cast and crew and budget requirements.
Assessment Criteria: Project 40%, Assignments (2) 60%
This module covers the knowledge and skills needed to utilise the tools and resources in editing within the television and film production process. Students complete editing project which allows them to develop their analytical and creative skills when managing video and audio tracks.
Assessment Criteria: Skills Demonstration 40%, Assignments (2) 60%
The image processing module aims to develop knowledge and skills to visualise and plan all stages that are involved in the production and manipulation of digital images. Students are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the workings of a digital SLR camera and then to finalise their work using Adobe software, in particular Photoshop. The complexities of successful colour reproduction and its visual impact is also explored.
Assessment Criteria: Project 20%; Collection of Work 60%; Learner Record 20%
The scriptwriting module explores the process of communicating ideas in visual and written form using industry standard formats. Throughout the course students learn the many aspects of scriptwriting techniques such as development of characters, dialogue and story structure. The scripts are developed as shooting scripts and accompanying storyboards to make them production ready. There is a natural cross over between this module and Film Production. Students also adapt a script for radio.
Assessment Criteria: Collection of Work 100%
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the area of documentary photography to produce individual photographs and under direction to combine such photographs into photograph essays.
This award equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a sound engineering and production environment and develop an awareness of present audio technological developments.
Students studying Communications Level 5 will be able to do with the following:
Assessment Criteria: Collection of Work – 50%, Skills Demonstration – 50%
Students studying Work Experience Level 5 will do the following:
Assessment Criteria: Collection of Work – 60%, Skills Demonstration – 40%
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the
knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and
under supervision in a sound engineering and production
environment and develop an awareness of present audio