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Film TV & Video Production

Course Code(s):  5M5158
QQI Award Code:  5M5158 Film and Television Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is both theoretical and practical. Candidates for the Film, TV and Video Production Award learn and explore production techniques and work practices inherent in the Film and Television industries with an emphasis being placed on a hands on approach.

It provides a comprehensive introduction to both film and Television programme making. The course establishes fundamental technical and production competencies in a number of complimentary areas while encouraging students to develop and explore their individual creative interests. This curriculum structure ensures the candidates scope for the development of a broad range of creative abilities.

What will you Study?

Digital Film, TV and Video Production
Programme planning
Studio Camerawork
Scriptwriting 5N18476
Studio Set Design
Model making
Set decorating and construction
Editing for Film and TV
Studio and E.N.G sound production
Lighting Design
Location camera Work
Documentary
Photography
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Media Analysis 5N1298
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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ETFPX 5M5158

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