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 programme is perfect if you're interested in visual effects and virtual reality 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 historically contextualise theoretical concepts as you explore and experiment across a range of VR and VFX software and technologies to enhance your skills and understanding of the interactive storytelling alongside the planning and execution of complex production pipelines.

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


This programme aims to foster your creative talent and generate industry practitioners emphasising the VFX and VR sectors. Through an integrated learning experience in interactive storytelling, VFX and VR, you will be capable of producing highly specialised assets and publishing them on various platforms. In addition to this, you will be a problem solver who is adaptable to changing environments. When graduated, you'll be equipped with professional and personal skills, from working with others in teams and the ability to effectively communicate through to a wide range of transferable, employable technical and creative skills needed to create a professional portfolio. Work produced on this programme and the skills and knowledge gained, will make you employable in a wide range of disciplines within the film, TV design and screen media sectors.


  • Full access to industry standard equipment and facilities
  • Fully equipped TV studio
  • Digital cinematography equipment
  • Access to Avid Media Composer, ProTools and Adobe Suite
  • On location sound recording equipment
  • Access to production spaces
  • 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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