Course Description

Film Production



Higher National Diploma

Film Production offers a thorough study of film through both practical and academic avenues. Students will study key practical areas such as scriptwriting, directing, producing, sound, lighting and editing all of which will culminate in the creation of their own films. These areas are complemented by the study of film history, film theory and film industries.

PATRON: DAMIEN O’DONNELL

Damien O’ Donnell, BAFTA award winning director of East is East is a graduate of Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. Damien has also directed films such as Heartlands and Inside I’m Dancing and is a prolific TV and cinema commercial director. As Patron of the Film Production course, Damien will visit the college once a year to give a key-note lecture to Film Production students.

Visit our Film Production at Colástie Dhúlaigh College of Further Education channel here

Course Content

YEAR 1

  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practice
  • Camera Techniques
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Sound Design
  • Film Production
  • Editing
  • Film Studies

YEAR 2

  • Scriptwriting
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Advanced Film making
  • Advanced Editing
  • Documentary Production
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Advanced Audio Practices

Certification

Higher National Diploma, leading to BA (Honours)
Completion of this course qualifies you to apply to complete the BA Hons in Film and Video Production in Coláiste Dhúlaigh. More details on the BA Top up year are available here.

Duration

2 years

Career Opportunities

Scriptwriting, directing, producing, editing, cinematography, sound, research, education, marketing

College Links

Entry into final year of three year degree programmes in a number of UK universities is possible. But, as stated above, completion of this course qualifies you to apply to complete the BA Hons in Film and Video Production in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. More details available here.

Social Media

We also have a lively Facebook Page where we share links and discuss Film and the Film Industry. Why not like it and join in the discussion?

Course Charges

Year 1: €660
Year 2: €520

This course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.

 

CollegeColáiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)
Course LocationCoolock, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 17
Course CategoryFilm Production, Media
Course TypePractical
Awarding BodyBusiness and Technology Education Council (BTEC)
Awarding Body DetailsCreative Media Production
Course Duration2 year HND with option to complete third year of top up BA accredited by University of Wolverhampton
Course Fee660
Entry RequirementsLeaving Certificate or Equivalent. Mature students or those without a formal education are also welcome.
Carear PathScriptwriting, Film & Television production, Cinematography, sound design, lighting
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Coolock, Dublin
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