• Code: MA
  • Certification: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Film and Television Production (5M5158)
  • Duration: One Year


This one year course develops practical skills in television and film production, post production, lights, streaming, writing, media analysis and lm. Learners will work in a live multi-camera studio environment and also in production crews for short films and documentaries. Each learner will direct a short film and a short documentary film and live studio programme. Successful learners will have a portfolio of completed work and will be offered a place on BIFE’s Higher National Diploma in TV & Film (Moving Image).

Programme of Study
  • Cinematography Camera Operations
  • Cinematography Lighting Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Documentary Film Production
  • Script Writing
  • TV & Film Editing
  • Film Production

     Components subject to change

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 FETAC Level 4 Award
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following successful

Career Opportunities
  • Camera operation
  • Sound operation
  • Lighting
  • Design
  • Production
  • Editing
  • TV Studio Production
  • Internet related video services
Higher Education Progression*


  • TV &Film (Moving Image) Higher National Diploma


  • Film and Broadcasting (DT504)

IT Tallaght:

  • Creative Digital Media (TA022);
  • Advertising & Marketing Communications (TA014)

*Places are not guaranteed in these Institutions and are subject to students meeting certain criteria.  Please consult the individual websites for more information on application. Information is also available on www.cao.ie.

Many past pupils work in production roles  in companies such as RTE, Virgin Media,  TG4 and the BBC, and also on productions  such as Vikings, Game of Thrones and Into  the Badlands.

Course Co-Ordinator

Noel MacAoidh

Where are they now?

Meet BIFE students who have graduated from this course...

Blathnaid Treacy & Laura O'Connell
Two graduates from BIFE were nominated this year for an IFTA Award in the Children’s/Youth Programme category. The two girls both attended Bray Institute of Further Education, where they studied TV and Film Production. Laura says that the course was great and well prepared her for the reality of the TV and film industry. Bláthnaid is now presenting on RTE's Two Tube and is on VIP's ones to watch list.

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