Media Foundation

Overview

Course Duration One Year Full-time

Leads to NFQ Level 5 QQI Award in Media Production

Providing a broad introduction to the Media, this course will be particularly relevant to those who are interested in pursuing a career in a media-related area such as radio, TV & video production, graphic design and photography.

It will also provide valuable foundation skills for further study in areas like communications, journalism, advertising and audio visual studies.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to those who have completed the Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. It is targeted at students with a specific interest in this sector who are willing to get involved and participate during the college year. Since places on the course are limited, applicants will be interviewed.

Progression

One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a comprehensive portfolio that will help students to progress via the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme to courses such as (for example):

  • BA (Honours) in Film & Television Production - IADT (DL045)
  • BA (Honours) in Design in Visual Communications - IADT (DL043)
  • BA (Film & Broadcasting) - DIT (DT504)
  • BA (Honours) in Photography - IADT (DL042)

For full information on progression through the Higher Education Links Scheme please go to www.qqi.ie and contact the relevant universities and colleges.

Course Content

  • Film Studies
  • Script Writing
  • Digital Film Making & Post Production
  • Radio & Audio Production
  • News Writing & Newspaper Design
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Computer Illustration

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Stillorgan College of Further Education
Old Dublin Road
Stillorgan
Co. Dublin

P 01 2880704
F 01 2832207
E admin@stillorgancollege.ie

10 Reasons To Apply

Offers student-centred education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere
High standard of results
Excellent track record of facilitating progression to Higher Education
Offers nationally and internationally recognised qualifications
Diverse student body with an inclusive ethos
Central location in South Dublin with good links to public transport and on-site parking
Dedicated staff who have relevant industry experience
Strong emphasis by staff on meeting the individual needs of all students
Excellent facilities - there is a very high ratio of computers to students with up-to-date equipment and industry-standard software
Because we’re a small college, we have greater flexibility in supporting the needs of students than larger institutions

TESTIMONIALS

"The course is very well organised and the tutors are approachable. I feel this course teaches me not just about Art, but life skills, communication and presentation."

Marie Burke
Art Foundation Student 2011/2012

"I started this course with an interest in photography; I came out with a love of it and a desire to pursue it further. The course is great for anyone, but in particular, it forms a fantastic base for anyone wishing to do a third level degree in photography."

Grace Hall
Photography Course graduate.