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Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5158 ITC
QQI Award Code 5M5158 Film and Television Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides the opportunity for students to build a visual portfolio within the areas of Television, Photograph and Digital Film Production. There is a concentration on developing the knowledge and practical foundation skills requited for students to advance in these technical and artistic areas.

What will you Study?

Work Experience (5N1356)
Communications (5N0690)
Traditional Black & White Photography (5N0757)
Media Analysis (5N1298)
Film Production (5N0637)
Television & Film Editing (5N0540)
Television Studio Production (5N18477)
Scriptwriting (5N18476)








Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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