• CERTIFICATION:QQI Level 5 Certificate in Creative Media (5M5048)
  • DURATION:1 Year 


  • This one year course in film special effects explores both physical and computer generated effects. Most modern films use a range of tools from simple green screen compositing to full 3D animated characters. During this practical course students will design and create 3D animated characters and integrate them into a short film. Students will also study physical effects using latex and makeup to create photorealistic zombies, scars and gunshot wounds. Students will complete the year with an impressive portfolio and a level 5 QQI certificate.

Programme of Study
  • 3 Dimensional Computer Graphics
  • Cinematography Camera Operations
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • 3D modelling & Animation
  • Animation
  • Digital Editing
  • Specialised Make-up Effects 
Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Full QQI level 4
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be  considered in lieu of qualifications

Places are offerend following successful interview.

Career Opportunities
  • VFX Industry
  • 3D Modelling & Animation
  • Compositing
  • Editing
  • Practical FX and Makeup
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:
• DCU:
BA Hons Multimedia - DC133
• Limerick Institute of Technology:
BSc Hons in Visual Effects for Film, TV
and Animation (Level 8) LC506

Course Co-Ordinator

Noel McAoidh

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