• Code: MX
  • Certification: BTEC Higher National Certificate in Creative Media (Visual Effects) Level 6 equivalence on the NFQ (603/2282/2)
  • Duration: One Year


This course combines 3D animation and Film Making to enable students to create amazing special effects. The course will teach you how to create and animate your own 3D characters and integrate them into your short film. The course is a BTEC HNC that offers the student many progression avenues into further education or employment in the film industry).

Programme of Study
  • Individual Project
  • Creative Industry
  • Visual Effects Practice
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Cultures
  • 3D Modelling
  • Film Editing
  • Professional Practice
  • Audio Technologies

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • QQI Level 5 award in a related subject
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Career Opportunities
  • Digital Entertainment & Games
  • Multimedia Design & Advertising
  • Visual Arts & Film
  • Television Postproduction
  • Film Special Effects
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:

  • Ballyfermot College:

BA Honours in Visual Media (Final Year)

  • BCU:

BA Honours in Visual Effects (Final Year)

Course Co-ordinator

Noel McAoidh

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