Gregory Dunn, a recent graduate of the Television HND won the Audience Award for 'Best Irish Short Documentary' for his quirky short 'Toasted' at the IFI Annual Documentary Festival on Saturday 25th September. The audience voted after the seven films were screened.
BCFE has a limited number of places available on its Media Courses starting in the coming weeks. Courses are offered from certificate to honours Degree level in Radio, Television, Journalism, TV, Film, Presentation and more. Have a look at the videos for the one-year Diploma in Media and Broadcasting and two-year Higher National Diploma in Radio and Media to see what our students have to say about our courses and then click the link to find out more and to apply. We look forward to meeting you!
An exhibition of work by students of the of the Higher National Diploma in Classical and Computer Animation course at Ballyfermot College of Further Education.
In autumn 2015 second year students studying animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education spent several days on location at the Pearse Museum to research backgrounds and characters for a proposed animated film based on the 1916 Rising. The students' own historical research greatly influenced the style and content of their work. They have used both traditional and digital techniques to recreate historic spaces associated with the Rising and render them as they might have appeared in 1916. They have also tried to capture the very special atmosphere of places like the Pearse Museum which formed the backdrop to the momentous events of one hundred years ago.
A warm welcome to all our first years starting this September. See this link for dates, times and fees for your course: 1st Year Registration Dates and Fees 2016. No cash will be accepted. If you cannot attend your registration day please send somebody in your place.
Brenda Romero at Dublin’s Comic Con, one of the first women to break into the gaming industry in the 1980s, says this about BCFE:
“Ballyfermot is such a great school. I mean you guys are fighting underdogs. I absolutely love that place and you guys have brilliant teachers there too,”
Get together with old friends and meet some new ones at our annual Animation and Games Showcase at the IFI at 6:30 for 7pm screening on May 24th: see our poster for more details on this event. Here is the press release for the event.
HND in Illustration, Graphic Design and Fibre Art: will have their end-of-year show 18-20 and 21-22 may at the cowshed, Farmleigh. The poster for the event was created and designed by second year HND Graphic Design student- Carol McGovern. Featured above is work by one of our students, Carolina Cantor. There is a also a press release for the event.
Congratulations to Skye S. Alanazi, second year HND Film student at BCFE. Skye won the Best Third Level Short Film category at the First Cut Youth Film Festival held in Youghal, Co. Cork with a short film called Malum: more information on our HND in Film.