Frequently Asked Questions
No portfolio is required for our courses. However, enthusiasm and an interest in the field are necessary for all courses.
All Film applicants require a short meeting with the programme director to discuss the course in detail, learn about your experience and answer any questions you may have. Applicants must meet the entry requirements outlined on each course page.
Short answer: Absolutely! Our modules have been created with industry thinking in mind.
- Expert staff with decades of industry and teaching experience who create a stimulating learning environment.
- Experience working on industry-focused/client-driven assignment briefs.
- 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.
- Strong industry links, affording work opportunities for students and graduates to gain real-world experience and network.
- You will develop the essential practical skills and knowledge required to work in the dynamic area of Film, Television, Screen Production and Photography.
Throughout the duration of each film programme, learners will have access to industry-standard facilities:
Fully equipped, industry-standard Film studio with black/white/green rail backdrop and 3x8 lighting rig
Large selection of Cameras, including Black Magic and Sony studio cameras
Full Apple MAC editing suite
Full-frame Zoom & Prime lenses
NewTek Tricaster 8000 Multi-Standard Vision Mixer with the virtual studio environment
Avid Media Composer, ProTools and Adobe Suite
Full range of equipment available for students to rent
All Photography students will have access to the below industry-standard facilities and equipment:
- 4 fully kitted Studios including one daylight studio
- Two Darkrooms
- Two Processing rooms
- 2 x Epson Stylus Pro 4900
- 1 Mac Room for editing and scanning
- 1 Print Finish Room
- 2x Large-format Epson Stylus Pro 4900
- Hasselblad Flextight scanner
- Full-frame DSLR - Nikon and Canon kits available
- Medium Format and large-format analog cameras, which can be used in our studios or taken out on location.
- Flashes, lenses, portable studio light kits, and tripods are available for loan.
All tutors teaching the Creative Arts and Screen Media courses are working industry professionals.
Regular lecturers include:
- Ciaran Tanham
- Jass Foley
- Vincent McEntee
- Dave Grennon
- John Dunn - Grip
- Danny Kelly - Focus Puller
- Johnny Savage
- Robert Ellis
Guest lecturers include:
Tim Fleming, Cinematographer; Dave Fogarty, Photographer; Sam Boal, Press Photographer; Richard Carolan, Disney Distribution; Tom Conroy, Production Designer; Nick Costello, Universal Pictures; Mark Craig, Director; Paul Daniel, Cinematographer; Dave Grennan, Cinematographer; Cara Holmes, Editor; Louise Kiely, Casting Director; Fiona Kinsella, Producer; Gary Lennon, Gambit Pictures; Andrew Lowe, Producer; Mick Mahon, Editor; Trish McAdam, Artist and Filmmaker; Niall McCann, Film Director; Esther McCarthy, Writer and Film Critic; Katie McCullagh, Cinematographer; Anna McPartlin, Writer; John Murphy, Editor; Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair, Development Exec; David O'Callaghan, Easons Marketing; Stephen O'Connell, Editor; Mary Kate O’Flanagan, Writer; Liam O'Mochain, Filmmaker; Patrick O'Neill, Wildcard Distribution; Niall Owens, First AD; Audrey Sheils, Element Pictures; Liam Ryan, Filmmaker; Paki Smith, Production Designer; Aisling Wallace Byrne, Costume Designer; Cathal Waters, Cinematographer
All Creative Arts and Screen Media courses take place on our main South Circular Road, Dublin campus. All classes are in person.
Most part-time programmes take place two evenings per week. Please see the course page for specific details. The exact timetables are yet to be confirmed.