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Television – Television and Digital Film Level 5

Course Code: ITC

Duration: 1 Year

A 1-year television and digital film course allowing students to build a visual portfolio in the area of TV Studio Production, Film Production & Photography

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This television and digital film course provides the opportunity for students to build a visual portfolio within the areas of Television Studio Production, Film Production and Photography.  Every student makes one very short fiction film, one factual news piece and experiences every job in the television studio during the television studio production.

There is a concentration on developing the knowledge and practical foundation skills required for students to advance in these technical and creative areas.

Have a look at some of our award winning very short films in the Students’ Work below.


  • Television and Film Editing
  • Film Production
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Media Analysis
  • Scriptwriting
  • Portrait Photography
  • Television Studio Production


View past students’ work.

This television and digital film course allows students to build a visual portfolio in the areas of TV Studio Production, Film Production and Photography


Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI level 4 Certificate. Students should bring a portfolio to the interview. See Portfolio Guidelines. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Film and Television Production 5M18519


Applicants should bring to the interview a collection of up to ten photographs. They may also bring drawn storyboards or video work on which they have operated the camera. Video work may be in the form of a file on a laptop, USB or external drive, or uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube.

Please do not bring scripts.


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:

Students may use their digital film & video work as a portfolio to apply for entry to Film & Television Degree programmes. Past Students have applied for the Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire and the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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