Ever wanted to learn more about the filmmaking process? How to write a script? Work with a video camera? Learn how to edit a movie using advanced video editing software? If so, this 20-week course is for you. 

Check out the course video link above to see a past project.

We assume zero prior knowledge on the programme and start with the very basics. All film projects use the Canon XF100 which is a professional-level HD camera that can shoot at variable frame rates and has direct XLR input to assist with improved sound recording.

A range of Sennheiser microphones including radio microphones and two sets of LED three-point lighting equipment provide for an excellent standard of short film productions.

Is this course for you?

​This course is aimed at beginners and assumes zero prior knowledge of film-making, editing, or writing.

You also don’t have to worry about equipment as the camera, lighting, sound, and recording equipment are all provided by the college.

What will I study?


  • Developing a story - Character, Plot, Conflict & Setting.
  • Script Writing including Pitch, Treatments & Script Layout
  • The casting process & working with actors
  • Storyboards & Shot Lists - understanding the narrative role of shot types.
  • Production Schedules & Call Sheets.


  • Working with Cameras & Digital Video - Image Resolution, Colour Depth, Focal Length & more.
  • Three-point lighting & using lighting for dramatic effect
  • Working with Audio (including creating a podcast & publishing to Spotify)
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the crew
  • Make a Short Film.


  • Multi-Track & Non-Linear Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve
  • Special Effects using Green Screen & Effect Controls Panel
  • Colour Correction
  • Audio Correction
  • Graphics & Titles

Assessment and Certification

Students who successfully complete the course will obtain the QQI Level 6 module in Film & Digital Video Production (6N5428)


Starts 17th September 2024
Days Tuesdays
Time 6:15 - 9:15pm
Duration 20 Weeks
Cost €350
Registration opens August 1st at 9am

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