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Visual Effects including Animation and Video Production TRAINEESHIP Level 5

Course Code VFA

NFQ Level 5

Duration 1 Year

QQI Code 5M5048

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Media Production

A unique opportunity to obtain the skills to work in visual effects, animation or video production, with three months industry placement.

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Why choose Visual Effects Traineeship?

If you have a keen interest in learning computer skills for post-production field in Visual Effects. Video Production or Animation, then this course provides you with a unique opportunity to obtain the skills to work in these areas.

This was the first QQI level 5 traineeship course in of its kind in Ireland. It has been developed by BCFE in collaboration with leading VFX, Video Production and Animation production and post-production companies in Ireland who have seen strong growth recently. In addition to the QQI modules, you will gain experience in additional areas while on placement in industry in leading creative media companies.

The course is a 1-year (48-week) traineeship. You will be on practical placement in industry for 12 weeks, in various blocks, over the duration of the year, and the remainder of the course time will be completed at BCFE.


What will you study?

What do you need to apply?

In addition to the Entry Requirements, for this course you will also need to provide a portfolio of your recent work. Please see the ‘Portfolio Guidelines’ for details.

Portfolio Guidelines

Applicants will be invited to a 20-minute interview. At the interview they must bring a portfolio with samples of some of their own of creative work. The portfolio can include:

  • Content such as short video clips, photographic images, digital artwork or any other digital work, which has been produced, edited or digitally modified/enhanced by the candidate.
  • Applicant should provide evidence of a good work ethic and a strong personal interest in the area.
  • Though not an essential requirement, evidence of an ability to draw would be considered an advantage.

Progression Opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates of this programme have gained employment in leading studios in Ireland in areas of animation, VFX and video post-production.

Students' Work

student using foundry nuke and aftereffects to create VFX - Visual effects
using foundry nuke and aftereffects to create VFX - Visual effects

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