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Documentary - Filmmaking & Photography

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Gorey Community School

Gorey Community School
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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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M5159

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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   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Artist   Packaging Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Costume Designer  
Sculptor   Illustrator  
Potter / Ceramicist   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Architect - Conservation  
Taxidermist   Craft Designer  
Ceramics Designer   Arts Administrator  
Digital Media Designer   Typographer  
Screen Printer   Photographer  
Interior Architect / Designer   Film / Video Editor  
Dressmaker   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Graphic Designer  
Animator   Creative Director  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Architect  
Fashion Designer   French Polisher  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Musical Instrument Technician  
Modelmaker   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Instrument Craftsperson   Glassmaker  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Theatre / Television Designer   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Cartoonist   Milliner  
Tattoo Artist   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Broadcasting Researcher   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Desktop Publisher  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Television / Radio Presenter  
Copy Editor   Proofreader  
Journalist / Reporter   Literary agent  
Technical Writer   Writer  
Journalist - Radio / Television   Editor - Publishing  
Broadcasting - Presenter   Visual Merchandiser / Window Dresser  
Transport Design Engineer    

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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