All applications are now on-line. Applicants should make separate applications for each course.
There are a limited number of interview slots available for each course and these slots are allocated on a first-come basis. Applications are taken up to the closing date or when the slots are filled, whichever is earlier
For that reason applicants are advised to apply early.
David Wilkinson of IMRO will give a guest lecture on Thursday 12th of December at 2pm, 2013. The venue will be the Room A3 at the Rock School (building on right-hand side of Arts Block entrance).
© World Press Photo
Print Journalism Students visited the World Press Photo Exhibit 2013 at the CHQ Building on Friday 06 December 2012. There, they viewed some of the most powerful examples of visual journalism from all over the world. It is well worth a visit. Further details -
BCFE film students attended the recent Camerimage Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, between the 17th and the 24th of November. The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is the greatest and most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators - cinematographers. A highlight of the festival this year was the presentation of a lifetime acheivement award to Irish producer/director Jim Sheridan.
A gig will take place in the social area of BCFE tomorrow the 4/12/13 to raise funds for Movember. Details to follow...
Thanks so much to the following people for their involvement in Intercultural Day 2013!
Producers from Vision Independent Productions along with host Bernard O'Shea were in working with the students of the TV Production class and the Presentation class on the development of their new dating show.
VIP are the company behind Operation Transformation, The Restaurant, and The Hit, among others, and were in to get the students to 'stagger through' their program idea, demonstrate how producers work up a show, and canvass the students opinion on the format idea. More images are available from here.
RTE 2FM’s Dave Fanning is coming to BCFE to talk to music and media students about his 35 years as one of Ireland’s top DJs and film critics.
Dave Fanning has been an instrumental figure in the Irish music industry, helping launch the careers of many Irish acts, and remains a close associate of U2.
For over 20 years the veteran broadcaster has won Best DJ Award in the Hot Press Readers’ Poll (including 2013).
He’s a three-time winner of the Best DJ at the Meteor Music Awards and in the UK he was a member of the Mercury Music Prize team for its first three years.
BCFE students can get the opportunity to meet the legendary DJ on Friday November 29th at 10am in the Anna Brett Hall in the New Media Building.
The second year Higher National Diploma in Illustration students are organising an exhibition of their work called "Scribble Monthly" which will be held at Ballyfermot Library from December 12th to February 5th.
|Applications Open (Round 1)||Wednesday 11th of December 2013|
|Open Evening||16.00-19.00 Wednesday 12th of February 2014|
|Appplications Closing Date (Round 1)||Frday 7th March 2014|
|Interviews (Round 1)||From Wednesday 12th March 2014|
BCFE Animation Graduate Nicky Phelan has been nominated for Best Pre-School Animation with The Octonauts - up against Sarah and Duck, Timmy Time and Peppa Pig! The Octonauts premiered on CBeebies three years ago and became an instant hit with pre-school audiences. It has already won a BAFTA and last year it was nominated for an International EMMY Award. The Octonauts now airs around the world on ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland), Disney Junior (USA), Super RTL (Germany), TF1 (France), TV2 (Norway), YLE (Finland), Discovery Kids (South America), Disney Junior (South East Asia) and many more. BAFTA nominee Nicky Phelan tells us that his dreams of making cartoons started when he met animators from BCFE when he was just nine years old.
There is an article in the renowned digital illustration magazine 'ImagineFX' this month about digital paintings produced by four of the students on the HND in Graphic Design programme at BCFE.
The Intercultural Day Party will take place on November 28th. It will begin at 10:30 and go on until around 2 pm. There will be food served throughout the day and also music from different places around the world!
We will also have spot prizes up for grabs throughout the day and there will be a raffle too!
All proceeds will go towards Amnesty International!
If you are a musician that would like to perform on the day or if you would like to create posters or artwork for the event you can get in touch on the facebook event page or through twitter. You can also email email@example.com.
To get involved with performing music, novelty events or making food, contact your class rep.
AB Room, Thur 7th Nov, 4:30pm
There has been plenty of press coverage of 'The Duel' screened last Wednesday October the 16th by Animation Magazine, The Irish Film Board, Animation Ireland, The Irish Independent, and Animation World Network. In other ISA news, congratulations to Adam Kavanagh who has recently won the Best Irish Short Animation category at the Blackrock Animation Festival for his short animation 'Curruid'.
Set in the ‘Unseen University’ of Sir Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’, ‘The Duel’ is a new animated short film produced by the Animation Hub, a collaboration between the Irish School of Animation (ISA) at Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Irish animation studio, Giant Animation Studios. The short film will be launched today, Wednesday, October 16th screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity.
Commenting on his involvement in the project, Sir Terry Pratchett said: “’The Duel’ is something new from something old – ‘Discworld’ was borrowed by the students in the Animation Hub to produce a wholly new adventure. It’s wonderful to see this type of project supported and made real – and we had a lot of fun while we were at it.”
The animation programme lead from BFCE and Animation Hub producer Gareth Lee said: “It’s fantastic to finally reach the stage where we can officially launch ‘The Duel’. It’s been a long and interesting road. The most rewarding aspect for me has been the educational outcomes of the initiative."
The aim of the collaboration was to develop the skills and talents of students from both TCD and BCFE in the areas of animation, music composition, motion capture and acting (The Lir Academy), by integrating them into a live production in order to create a high quality animated short under the guidance of Giant Animation Studios.
4 ISA films have been nominated for Best Irish Student or Graduate Film at the Blackrock Animation Festival: Curruid – Adam Kavanagh, Innisfree - Don Carey, The Sweet Life - Maureen Walshe, Cat Calls - Stephanie Reveille. Also shortlisted for the Indie Cork Festival are: Innisfree - Don Carey, The Sweet Life - Maureen Walshe.
Congratulations to a BCFE student Simon Walsh who is a finalist in this year's "National Blog Awards of Ireland" for 'Best Health and Wellbeing Blog'. http://diaryofastutterer.weebly.com/ The Blog Finals Event will take place at the Osprey Hotel in Naas on the 12th October 2013.
FilmFixx.com this years winner of the SMEDIA Blog of the Year 2013 created by a BCFE student Ross O'Neill and graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology is nominated this year for the "National Blog Awards of Ireland" for 'Best Pop Culture Blog'. Along with this FilmFixx has also recently been nominated in the prestigious "Irish Web Awards" in two categories "Best Arts Site" and "Best Mobile Site" in Ireland competing against large organisations / corporations.
Congratulations to Don Carey whose 2013 graduate animation 'Innisfree' has been selected for the Encounters Festival in Bristol. The 4 other Irish shorts selected are all Film Board funded Frameworks shorts. See the festival website. In more developments on the ISA course, a new Animation Bridge Initiative has been announced.
9 Irish School of Animation shorts were screened at this years Galway Film Fleadh. Congrats to all involved. Also screening is new work from talented ISA grads Aidan McAteer, Tom Caulfield and Paul Morris. Details can be found on the festival website.
The beautiful catalogue for the exhibition was designed by Alan Costello, a lecturer at Balleyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE). Every year, Alan Costello's students on the Graphic Design course at BCFE engage in a competition to design the poster for the forthcoming exhibition at Marsh's Library. The competition is always fierce. This year's winner, Jason Ryan, produced a stunning design based on the spine of a Bible produced by Baskerville (the man who invented the famous typeface of the same name) in the 1770s. Jason's poster has been distributed widely across Ireland and internationally to advertise the exhibition.
At the recent launch of the exhibition in Marsh's Library, Jason was presented with the winner's prize – a cheque for €300 – by Mr Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. In response, Jason said: 'It was an absolute honour and privilege to have my design featured alongside the important and priceless pieces of Irish history on display in Marsh's Library. My course has really opened my horizons and given me the chance to learn from some truly talented and inspirational tutors.
Jason Ryan was a student on the Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design at BCFE. This is widely regarded as the best course of its type in the country, with a perfect progression rate over the last number of years; its graduates walking straight into paid employment in the highly competitive graphic design industry, or being awarded advanced entry to graphic design degree programmes.