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Congratulations to Mariana de Santos, a recent graduate of the HND in Graphic Design at BCFE, who was selected as one of the ICAD Upstarts for 2015. The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD) is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to ‘foster, promote and reward creative excellence in Irish advertising & design’. The Upstarts initiative has a small intake — just 12 candidates for both the advertising and design strands. Competition for places is keen, with each applicant required to fulfil a demanding brief in order to secure a coveted Upstarts place. Successful Upstarts quickly find themselves working hard. The curriculum involves answering one brief per week, developing or maintaining blogs, websites and other ‘employability’ tools. Upstarts provides a unique opportunity for new talent to meet with the people who are creating and producing advertising and design work at the highest levels in Ireland.
The annual Intercultural Party will take place on Thursday, November 26th between 10.30 and 1.30 in the Main Building Social Area and the Arts Building. There will be catered food from Silk Road Cafe and a Chill-out Cafe, live music, DJ, Lifesize Connect 4 and Jenga Bean Toss.
|Applications Open (Round 1)||Wednesday, 2nd December 2015|
|Open Evening||Wednesday, 27th January 2016|
|Appplications Closing Date (Round 1)||Monday, 1st February 2016|
|Interviews (Round 1)||From Wednesday 3rd February - Friday 5th February 2016|
|Applications Reopen (Round 2)||Friday, 12th February 2016|
|Interviews (Round 2)||Early May 2016|
There will be an Oxjam Event in aid of Oxfam in the main social area of the college next Thursday 22nd October between 11.00am and 1.00.pm, with performances by Pete Holidai, Des Willoughby of the Willoughby Brothers, Cross Guns, Dean Arthur and special guests (see the poster of the event; and a performance by Des). There will also be a raffle to raise funds.
'Crossed Over', a new exhibition featuring work from graduates of BCFE Fibre Art and Textile Design HND, will take place at Tallaght Library from 12-30 October (see the poster for the event).
O'Brien Press have collaborated with first year Illustration students. The theme of the project was 'The ABCs of Ireland' and the aim was to design a short alphabet book for children who are beginning to appreciate reading. The brief required that all imagery should be based on specifically Irish themes and must incorporate mixed media. 5 students from the class were shortlisted - Paul Nugent (1st Prize), Dylan Quinn (2nd Prize), Eve Anna Farrell (3rd Prize),
Nina Schindlinger (Highly Commended), Aoife O'Connor (Highly Commended). The photos shows from left to right: Back Row: John Moriarty, Kevin Devine, Michael O'Brien, Maureen Conway, Emma Byrne, Louise Boughton.
Front Row: Margaret Suggs, Eve Anna Farrell, Dylan Quinn, Paul Nugent, Nina Schindlinger, Aoife O'Connor.
BCFE student David Doyle (HND Music Management and BA Media Production Management) has managed the release ‘Wonder Child’ for his degree media project. The song was composed by Jimmy MacCarthy and is sung by Ballyfermot local Mary Byrne. In an interview with Goss.ie, Mary said ‘the song was picked for me, I never heard it before and I fell madly in love with it. I think it’s a beautiful sentiment’.
David secured the services of award winning musical director Ivan McKenna (I Keano, Riverdance) who arranged and produced the track. BCFE staff Liam Caffrey and Eamon Brady recorded, mixed and mastered. The song has reached number 5 spot in the official iTunes charts and is available from Bank of Ireland branches nationwide or can be downloaded via iTunes or Google Play. The project is in aid of Barnardos, and was carried out with the support of Bank of Ireland. The release poster is available for viewing.
Five students from the AIH course in Illustration- Annabelle Clark, Jaime Lalor, Aisling Egan, Denise O'Flanagan and Marianna Mooney - are exhibiting in McAuley Place, Naas this Friday until the 3rd of September. If you are in the area why not drop in and take a look?
Shauna Keogh graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Television and Film Production from Ballyfermot College 13 years ago. Currently living in the US, she talks about her experiences since then in an interview with the Irish Independent.
Rory Conway, Sammy Khalid, David Slattery and Kieran Noone from Ballyfermot College of Further Education picked up the Undergraduate Animation award at the 20th annual RTS Student Television Awards on Friday. Full Details here.
This will involve a screening of student productions within a single academic year and over 2 levels of study and in 2 separate disciplines through a selection of games and short animation films exhibiting the diversity of technical, design and narrative ability during 2014-2015. The showcase will be officially opened by Nora Twomey, a director at the ‘Cartoon Saloon’ animation studio in County Kilkenny. Ireland. The Student Graduate Showcase in the IFI, Temple Bar, Dublin is a select preview of visual media productions from BCFE. Narrative themes embrace perspectives on human phobia, social and media phenomena, traditional domestic relationships and childhood experiences. Irish cultural references are evident but embrace a broader audience base and indeed age group. The event will take place at 7pm Wednesday 27th May 2015, IFI, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
We hope you are as excited as we are that Ballyfermot College will be highlighted in our substantial 250th issue, as part of a larger print feature celebrating 250 companies, executives, creatives, events, schools, agents and shows who will define the future of animation!
Editor, Animation Magazine
We recommend viewing the current exhibition of CCHND first year work in Ballyfermot Library in the Children's section. It is a selection of Children's Book Illustration, based on the story of The Pied Piper.
Four students from Ballyfermot College of Further Education are on their way to London as their film SHOOT has made it to the final of the RTS Student Television Awards. This follows their winning RTS Best Student Animation Film in Ireland some months ago. The awards celebrate the best in student TV from across the UK and Ireland. This year, for the first time, the nominated films will be transmitted by Sky. Watch this space and we’d like to wish Rory Conway, Sammy Khalid, David Slattery and Kieran Noone the very best of luck.
BCFE Ceoltóir HND in Traditional Music brings you a night of music and song on Thursday April 23 at 9pm in the Cobblestone pub, 77 North King St, Smithfield. Special guest past students James Ryan and Brian Corry (of the Jeremiahs) will be supported by Caoimhe Hogarty, and MC for the evening will be Niamh Parsons. Admission will be 5€ (3€ for students).
As part of the “Presentation Skills for the Media” course, we now offer a module in acting for the camera. Some of the elements this module will examine are:
“Presentation Skills for the Media” also offers prospective students the opportunity to explore and develop their own individual and personal style of TV presenting and for the first time this year offers a module in radio production! Apply today to Presentation Skills for the Media. Find us in the TELEVISION AND FILM section. Closing date for applications Friday 24th April.
The Ballyfermot College of Further Education Rock School students are set to take over the Grand Social this April for their annual end of year gigs. The Rock School BCFE gigs, Magnitunes 2015, are set to take place on three consecutive Tuesdays – 14th, 21st and 28th April.
The Rock School BCFE showcase gigs started in 1989 and since then have been held in venues throughout Dublin including the Baggot Inn, Whelans, The Village and now The Grand Social. The idea is to showcase original Irish songwriters. Artists who have benefited hugely from these gigs include Damien Dempsey, Mundy, Mickey Harte, Wallis Bird, Fiach and many more.
Magnitunes 2015 is proudly supported by IMRO. Magnitunes 2015 – Rock School BCFE End of Year Gigs The Grand Social 14th 21st & 28th April 2015 Doors 7:30pm Tickets €5 (On the door – €7; Student ID – €5) www.bcferockschool.ie
BCFE IFH student Stephen Gaffney is set to make his directorial debut next week. From the Bord Scannáin website: "Principal photography begins on Monday (March 30th) on a new Irish independent feature called Bully, from writer/director Stephen Gaffney...The principal cast of Bully includes Ciaran MacCabe (Two Hearts), Kieran O’Reilly (Love/Hate), James Ward (Love/Hate), Chelsea O’Connor (Jimmy’s Hall), and Aislinn Ni Uallachain (Impetuous)...Gaffney’s short The Deep Web, which he named his production company after, screened last year at the Light House Cinema. Bully marks his feature directorial debut. Gaffney is also producing the film, with Erica Keegan co-producer and assistant director". More details are available at the above website.
Please see Summer Exam Schedule 2015
You can apply now for the second round of interviews on April 30th/May 1st. First round interviews are being held March 11th to March 13th.
The Music Management students PMH2 have organised a tour for a Dutch Band Called Our Minor Fall. They arrive in Ireland on Monday 9th March and are here until the 23rd March. They will do a gig in the social area of the college next Wednesday at 11.30am and also a short gig in The Anna Brett Hall at 1.00pm. These gigs are part of their tour schedule. The dates will follow shortly. The tour is linked to the DNA Project in conjunction with The Herman Brood Academie. The full list of gigs may be viewed here.
Your Silent Face is a short movie made by Gary Christie as part of his Digital Film Production and Editing modules on while completing his one year FETAC level 5 course in Digital Film and Television (ITC). This short film about modern dating habits took first place in the ‘Comedy and Entertainment’ section in the Republic of Ireland section of the Royal Television Society Student Awards. All three of the nominations in this category were from BCFE.
Super Tuesday is a series of talks in the Anna Brett Hall for FETAC Level 5 students who are considering applying for HNDs and for HND students who are considering applying for the BA (Hons) in Media Production Management or the BA (Hons) in Visual Media.
The talks will be very useful for those who have already applied as they will cover what is needed for interviews
The closing date for applications in the first round is Friday March 6th.
|12.00noon||Business HND & Advanced Certificate in Tourism with Business (L6)|
|12.15pm||TV & Film HNDs|
|12.30pm||Art & Design HNDs (Fibre Art, Graphic Design)|
|12.45 pm||Computer Games Design & Interactive Media HNDs|
|1.00 pm||Animation HND & Illustration HND|
|1.15 pm||BA Degree in Visual Media (Animation and Games Pathways)|
|1.30 pm||Media HNDs (Radio, Print Journalism, Digtal|
|1.45 pm||BA Degree in Media Production Management|
|2.00 pm||Music HNDs (Rock School, Music Technology,Journalism, Traditional. Music Management)|
Former BCFE Television Student Michael Moriarty is a TV3 Camera Operator at the Oscars award ceremony this year. Pictured above from left to right are Michael with presenter Lisa Cannon and producer Patrick Kavanagh.
Film, TV and animation students are doing the college proud after winning trophies at the Royal Television Society Student Awards in RTE last night. BCFE students Rory Conway, Sammy Khalid, David Slattery & Kiera Noone claimed top prize in the animation category with 'Shoot'. BCFE TV student Gary Christie took home the award in the Comedy & Entertainment Category for ‘Your Silent Face’. We are immensely proud of these students and wish them well in the finals in the UK in April.