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Film Production

Higher National Diploma
PATRON: DAMIEN O’DONNELL

Damien O’ Donnell, BAFTA award winning director of East is East is a graduate of Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. Damien has also directed films such as Heartlands and Inside I’m Dancing and is a prolific TV and cinema commercial director. As Patron of the Film Production course, Damien will visit the college once a year to give a key-note lecture to Film Production students.

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Film Production offers a thorough study of film through both practical and academic avenues. Students will study key practical areas such as scriptwriting, directing, producing, sound, lighting and editing all of which will culminate in the creation of their own films. These areas are complemented by the study of film history, film theory and film industries.

Course Content

YEAR 1

  • Scriptwriting
  • Camera and Lighting Techniques
  • Practical Skills
  • Research Techniques
  • Sound
  • Fiction Production
  • Contextual Studies
  • Film Editing

YEAR 2

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Animation Techniques
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Special Subject Investigation
  • Documentary Production
  • Film Studies
  • Career Development

Certification

Higher National Diploma, leading to BA (Honours)
Completion of this course qualifies you to apply to complete the BA Hons in Film and Video Production in Coláiste Dhúlaigh. More details on the BA Top up year are available here.

Duration

2 years

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate and interview (with portfolio). Please see our guidelines on preparing for your interview and preparing a portfolio.

Career Opportunities

Scriptwriting, directing, producing, editing, cinematography, sound, research, education, marketing

College Links

Entry into final year of third year degree programmes in a number of UK universities is possible. But, as stated above, completion of this course qualifies you to apply to complete the BA Hons in Film and Video Production in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education. More details available here.

INTERVIEW PREPARATION

pdf_icon Guidance on Preparing for your Film Production Interview.pdf

We also have a lively Facebook Page where we share links and discuss Film and the Film Industry. Why not like it and join in the discussion?

Course Charges

Year 1: €840*
Year 2: €695*

* includes €200 Govt. charge - This charge is waived if the applicant has a Medical Card.

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