Course Code: IFC
Duration: 1 Year
This course concentrates on developing the knowledge and practical skills involved in the art of cinematography. Emphasis is placed on the roles and functions of the camera department through practical projects using a range of 16/S16mm film cameras.
Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI level 4 Certificate. Students should bring relevant film, video, photography or storyboards to the interview. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
Each candidate will be interviewed on his or her portfolio work. The main element of the portfolio should be Photography, however video work can be presented in addition. The portfolio interview will last approximately 20 minutes. The portfolio should contain items that are current or relevant to the application. The emphasis should be on quality and not quantity. Photographic work should show your skills in lighting, framing and composition and possibly sequence. No more than 20 photos should be presented.
Graduates may progress to courses in Higher Education Institutions on a competitive basis through the new QQI Common Awards System (CAS). For information on the scheme see Higher Education Links Scheme.
Graduates with a merit profile may apply for entry to BTEC Higher National Diploma Courses in BCFE. Suitable courses include: