The applications system is now open and will remain open until Friday 6th March 2015 in advance of first round interviews.
First round interviews are on Wed 11th (Evening), Thurs 12th and Friday 13th March 2015. Apply Online Now
James McCrory, a graduate of the HND in Traditional Music at BCFE, has written a Christmas ssingle for the Simon Community. The song is called Christ Church Bells and is performed by Dave Duffy actor from Fair City. The song can be streamed or downloaded from Facebook
BCFE Higher National Diploma Illustration students have put up an exhibition of their print work at Ballyfermot Library. It will run from the 4th December until January. The 8 January 2015 will mark what should have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday. In honour of the occasion, the students are hosting "Burning Love", a project that exhibits recent printmaking work inspired by his music. Images to follow.
Are more Oscars in the bag for BCFE’s most lauded animation graduates? Cartoon Saloon and Brownbag Films have just received a total of nine nominations in the Annie Awards - the equivalent of the academy awards in the the animation and very often a useful indicator of Oscar success in the Best Animated Film category. Doc McStuffins and Peter Rabbit have been nominated in the pre-school television category, both of which are produced by Brown Bag Films for Disney and Nickelodeon. Song of the Sea, the new feature film from Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon, was nominated in seven categories including the most competitive categories of Best Film, Script, Director and Music. Cartoon Saloon and Brown Bag Fims were founded by Tomm Moore and Cathal Gaffney respectively, and both are former BCFE animation students. The winners of the 41st Annual Annie Awards will be announced on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at UCLA's Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. For more about the Annie Awards.
Intercultural Day Party took place on Thursday November 27th in the Main Building canteen, with music, prizes and cultural food from many different places. Funds raised go to the Irish Red Cross Ebola appeal.
Above are some of the Pre-Nursing, SNC and SHND students from BCFE who took part in St. Gabriels Primary School visit to the college, on the 5th of November. 135 children attended 20 workshops from 10.30 to 2.30pm with 140 BCFE students involved in the provision, facilitation and supervision of all the activities and the overall event. The purpose for the children on the day was to explore the amenity of the college in their local community as part of their geography and SPHE curriculum. The BCFE students were given the opportunity of an experiential learning experience, preparing them for work experience and to gain transferable skills for future employment.
Lord David Puttnam - the Oscar-winning champion of Ireland’s digital future visited BCFE on Thursday 20th of November. Film aficionados will know David Puttnam as the producer of Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express and The Mission. These days Lord Puttnam is advocating that Ireland realises the full potential unleashed by the digital world – by becoming more connected, inclusive and creative. He was appointed Ireland’s Digital Champion in 2012 by the Minister for Communications. Throughout his career Puttnam has been a genuine champion and early adopter of digital technologies and he believes that digital media can improve our quality of life, our skills, our employability and our prosperity.
This is a photo of our Fibre Art graduates' exhbit at Art Source in the RDS last recently.Art Source is an opportunity offered to 5 graduates to exhibit for free over the weekend with other galleries and artists through Ireland.
In order to become part of our Alumni network it is essential that you pre-register on-line by Monday 17th November 2014. Please log onto http://alumni.bcfe.ie and complete the Alumni information requested on form.
Fibre Art graduate Laura Jordan recently appeared in the Leinster Leader in connection with her exhibition in Kildare Town Heritage Centre. The full article can be accessed here.
'Shoot' by Rory Conway and 'Wounded' by Helga Bjarnadottir are being screened at the Dublin Animation Film Festival in DLIADT on Saturday 18th October. Both are nominated in the Best Graduate Film category. Rory Conway from CDA2 last year won the Best Animation Film 2014 at the Fingal Film Festival on Sun 28th September with his film 'Shoot.' His film was screened at the festival along with 'Hunted' by Petru Goia. 'Shoot' is also being screened, also on Saturday 18th at the Dublin Film Festival in the Pavilion, Swords and is nominated for an Audience Choice Award.
Internationally acclaimed American game designer Brenda Romero is visiting Ballyfermot College of Further Education to share her expertise with staff and students from Monday Sept 29 - Wednesday October 1st. For decades, Brenda Romero has been a major figure in the field of game design. Famous for her work on the role-playing series Wizardry, she's also known for her work on Def Jam: Icon, Playboy:The Mansion, and Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes. She has worked on 27 commercial titles, including numerous titles on the Xbox 360, Xbox, PS3 and PS2, and five games on Facebook.
BCFE is delighted to host someone of Brenda Romero's standing in the field. Over the three days she will deliver master classes to students and provide staff with advice on course development to reflect current industry needs. Romero has Irish connections and is hoping to trace some of her ancestors during her visit to Ireland. Any help welcome.
Every year, a number of students from the BCFE Music Management and Music Performance courses go to Hammelburg in Germany to attend the Mu:Zone event. You can see what they get up to at these intense workshops here.
|Applications Open (Round 1)||Wednesday, 10th of December 2014|
|Open Evening||Wednesday, 28th of January 2015, 16.00-19.00|
|Appplications Closing Date (Round 1)||Frday, 6th March 2015|
|Interviews (Round 1)||From Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th March 2015|
|Applications Reopen (Round 2)||Monday, 24th March 2015|
|Interviews (Round 2)||Thursday 30th April & Friday 1st May 2015|