Certificate in Visual Effects for Screen and Virtual Reality




12 Months

Validated by



Part-Time / Blended Learning


Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


Dive into the exciting world of virtual reality and visual effects for screen with this tailored and hands-on course

The Certificate in Visual Effects for Screen and Virtual Reality is ideal for those who have an interest in visual effects (VFX) and virtual reality (VR) but have not yet completed a related programme, and need to build a portfolio of VFX work. The programme provides you with an opportunity to explore theoretical concepts and experiment with a range of VR and VFX software and technologies. You will develop interactive storytelling skills and learn to plan and execute complex production pipelines. 

Why study Visual Effects for Screen and Virtual Reality at Griffith College?

The Certificate in Visual Effects for Screen and Virtual Reality is a 15 ECTS, QQI-validated Level 6 programme, delivered over one academic year, which fosters your creative talent through an integrated learning experience in which you will produce and publish specialised assets on various platforms. In addition to this, on the programme you will develop problem-solving skills, and become adaptable to changing environments. The portfolio assets that you produce, alongside the professional and personal skills you gain on this programme, will strengthen your employability within the film, TV and screen media sectors. 

During the programme, learners will have access to: 

  • Industry-standard equipment and facilities, including a fully equipped TV studio, digital cinematography equipment, production spaces and on-location sound recording equipment.
  • Industry-standard tools including Avid Media Composer, ProTools and Adobe Suite.  
  • Direct connections with the film industry


Intake Dates

The next intake for this course will be:

  • September*

*subject to sufficient numbers


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