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TV and Film

Course Code(s):  5M5158
QQI Award Code:  5M5158 Film and Television Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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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 one year course is taught using a range of digital video cameras and Apple Mac computers. Students are taught a range of skills including scripting, storyboarding, camera skills and editing skills etc.

There is one group project in the whole course. Outside of this, students work on individual projects in which they are encouraged to produce videos on topics of interest to themselves, provided it fits within the given brief. The majority of this course is practical rather than theory based, which allows students to produce varied and substantial portfolios.

What will you Study?

Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Film Production 5N0637
Television and Film Editing 5N0540
Cinematography Camera Operations 5N1590
Cinematography Lighting Skills 5N5047
Scriptwriting 5N18476
Communications 5N0690
Work Practice 5N1433
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
ETFPX 5M5158

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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