To all SHND Graduates - Alumni Night: BCFE are hosting an alumni reunion for Graduates of Social Care in the Anna Brett Hall, Ballyfermot College of Further Education, at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. By now the invitations are on their way, and we would love to hear from you as soon as possible. All graduates are welcome.Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address. We are looking forward to seeing you in April.Best regards. Denise Guiney and Joan Condron.
Dutch artist Jasper Mook recently played BCFE as part of the 'DNA on Tour' leg of a European tour he is undertaking with his band. His tour has been organised by the PMH2 Students of the Music Management Course. Tour details above.
RHB Level 6 students are currently on work placement for six weeks in Malta, assisted by EU Project funding. Phots from Iceland and Lapland to follow.
MPM graduate Niall Gaffney (pictured above left) is a member of the five-strong Diet of Worms comedy troupe who have co-written 'The Walshes' with Graham Linehan (The IT Crowd, Father Ted and Count Arthur Strong). The three-part series will first be broadcast on RTE Ten on MArch 6th, and on BBC4 on Thursday, 13 March at 10pm.
Creative, innovative, industry-related courses in a great learning environment. You can still apply to study in BCFE in September 2014. Closing Date for Applications: Friday 7th March 2014. Interviews will take place from Wednesday 12th March 2014. Apply Online Here
The Ceoltóir Folk Club is organized by the traditional music students of Ballyfermot College and is run annually over a number of months. The Ceoltóir web-site will be regularly updated with new video footage and resources.
Two new Animation related evening classes announced:
Rigging 101– Digital Puppet Creation with Darragh Duffy (ex Brown Bag Films). Check the course out here.
Lighting and Look Development for CG with John Huikku (ex Disney and now with Brown Bag Films). Check out the course here.
The courses will be run as a collaboration between Ballyfermot College, BCFE Adult Education and the Animation Skillnet.
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Congratulations to ISA graduate Don Carey who last night won the award for Best Animation at the Royal Television Society awards held in RTE.
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Two ISA films, Innisfree (see image for news item on 10/1 below under ISA News) and Complicit have been shortlisted for the RTS (Royal Television Society) awards in the animation category. The awards will be held in RTE on Monday 10th February at 8pm.
Mossy Nolan, a past pupils of the HND in Traditional Music Performance, is performing in the main auditorium in the National Concert Hall this week (Sunday 26th).
Karl Brennan is the overall winner of this year’s competition for his entry ‘Luas Cave Predictions’. The concept for the design is a parody of the cave paintings found in France and Spain, which are one of the earliest forms of visual communications. The idea was to incorporate the symbol for Luas into the style of these paintings, playing on the theme “The Future is Luas”. Karl completed the Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design at Ballyfermot College of Further Education in 2012 and received advanced entry to the BA programme in visual communication at Dublin Institute of Technology where he is currently in his final year. The winning image can be seen below.
Congratulations to BCFE Animation graduates Don Carey (Innisfree, see still above), Eoin Coakley and Gavin Hoffman (Complicit). Their films have been selected as two of only 16 films in the Animation category at this years PIFF Festival in India.