Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

Defence Forces

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Oisin McGrath

If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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*NEW* Creative Broadcast & Film Production

Posted on November 2, 2017

Level 7 & Level 8

What is the programme about?

This skills based programme offers learners an exciting opportunity to explore the world of the broadcast media industry, covering a range of disciplines across Film & TV Production, Visual Effects, editing, radio, audio mixing, photography, as well as broadcast technologies across a range of new and traditional media platforms. Upon successful completion of this Level 7 BS.c. programme students can progress to level 8 BS.c (Honours).

We offer our students a range of prospects for both academic & career progression in the broadcast, film, creative media industries, as well as extensive hands on production work experience. If you have a story to tell, we will show you how.

Who is the programme suited to?

If you are Interested in filmmaking and storytelling on screen, this course aims to develop the practical creative and technical skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the dynamic world of film and broadcast production across a range of screen platforms.

On completion of a Degree in Creative Broadcast & Film production, students can progress to work in a variety of audio visual industries.

  • Camera Operations
  • Sound Engineering & Mixing
  • Sound Recording
  • Data Wrangling
  • Lighting Operator
  • VFX & Motion Graphics
  • Radio
  • Games Development
  • Research & Production Assistant
  • Foley & Sound Effects
  • Production Assistant Live Events
  • Photography
  • Post Production Video Editor
  • CGI Digital Art Direction
  • Multimedia promotions & Event Management

Graduates of the Level 8 programme will have detailed knowledge in the following areas: Audio and Visual production, broadcast and copyright law, signal processing. Music Theory and Practice. Graduates will be able to integrate this knowledge to solve day-to-day audio and video production problems. From project work experience, graduates will be able to apply themselves directly to the area of audio and video production and post production.

Graduate Profile/Industry Testimonial:

I am now a senior editor at Sirk productions in Manhattan New York. My job includes two TV series called The Inside Reel, which is where we work directly with directors and actors and talk about their movies, and On The Scene where we meet with top chefs, theatre companies, orchestras etc., which both go out on PBS and the web. I am also the assistant editor on a new American late night chat show called TuNite.¯

Steve O'Carroll, Editor, Sirk Productions. 

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