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Documentary - Filmmaking & Photography

Course Code(s):  6M5159
QQI Award Code:  6M5159 Film and Television Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5159
QQI Award Code 6M5159 Film and Television Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This full-time advanced portfolio preparation course is designed to support students make 1st and 2nd year applications to specialist TV & Filmmaking, Photography and Fine Art degree courses in Ireland and the UK, as well as training students for employment potential in the field of video editing.

Tutors will teach students the art and craft of Documentary Filmmaking & Photography and instruct students through a strict regimen consisting of lectures, seminars, hands-on workshops, and supervised editing to excel in the creative art of documentary storytelling.

What will you Study?

Editing Practice and Techniques
Film and Digital Video Production
Documentary Production
Film and Television Camera and Lighting
Digital Photography
Fine Art Photography
Communications
Work Experience
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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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Textile Designer  
Photographer   Potter / Ceramicist  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Architect - Conservation  
Artist   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Industrial Designer   Illustrator  
Screen Printer   Typographer  
Digital Media Designer   Arts Administrator  
Packaging Designer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Camera Operator   Fashion Designer  
Film / Video Editor   Graphic Designer  
Dressmaker   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Creative Director  
CAD Technician   Animator  
Musical Instrument Technician   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Glassmaker   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Instrument Craftsperson   Modelmaker  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Theatre/Television Designer   Cartoonist  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Originator   Desktop Publisher  
Broadcasting Researcher   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Television / Radio Presenter   Editor - Publishing  
Literary agent   Writer  
Journalist / Reporter   Copy Editor  
Technical Writer   Journalist - Radio/Television  
Broadcasting - Presenter   Engineer - Transport Design  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Art, Craft & Design
Media & Publishing
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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