Certificate in Visual Effects for Screen and Virtual Reality
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
- Dublin - Part-Time - September 2024
- To study practical examples of the use of interactive technologies in a narrative context, as well as their use in other related domains.
- Within this module, you will use interactive technologies to create powerful innovative, interactive narrative experiences
The course is designed to be delivered over 12 months.
Exact days TBC.
How to Apply
This Certificate programme has been developed for school leavers as well as mature learners who wish to attain a third level qualification in visual effects and virtual reality and go on to work in the industry. No prior knowledge of digital motion cameras, lighting equipment or VR/VFX hardware or software is assumed.
The English language entry requirements for the programme are CEF B2+ or equivalent. Candidates with English language levels below CEF B2+ must first reach this minimum standard before enrolling on the academic programme. Griffith College is accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including September 2022. Please see here for further details.
How to Apply
This is a direct entry program. All applicants can apply directly through our website.
For more information on how to apply or the entry requirements below, please contact [email protected].
Applicants under 23 years of age:
Minimum of grade O6 / H7 in the Leaving Certificate, or equivalent, in five subjects. The subjects must include mathematics and English, Irish or another language.
Applicants over 23 years of age (Mature students):
Applicants over the age of 23, may also apply on the basis of work experience and/or life experience by demonstrating that they have reached the standards of knowledge, skills, and competence associated with NFQ Level 4 / 5.
For purposes of fee calculation, residence is counted from time of application.
Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.
An Academic Administration Fee of €250 is payable each September at the start of term. For students starting in the January/February term, €125 is payable in February, and then €250 will be payable each September from then onwards. A 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Study Mode: Part-Time
Dublin: EUR 2,750.00
Study Mode: Part-Time
Non-EU living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.
Non-EU students: a Student Services and Administration fee of EUR200 is payable in addition to the fees quoted below.
General Fee Information
An Academic Administration Fee of €250 is payable each September at the start of term. For students starting in the January/February term, €125 is payable in February, and then €250 will be payable each September from then onwards.
A 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Direct Debit Scheme
Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please view our Fees information page to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.
Is your company paying for your course?
They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:
- Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
- Email: [email protected]
2% Learner Protection Charge
All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.
QQI Award Fee
Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.