Our tutor Sean McDermott [BatCat Games] has released a new game called ‘P-3 Biotic’. Watch the short intro vid below
Our BTEC HND courses are an excellent entry point for full-time employment.
Employers appreciate the level of work undertaken by HND graduates to produce professional portfolios and to achieve Distinction grades. In our experience employers regularly choose BTEC HND over traditional degree graduates due to a greater level of employable skills and the ability to integrate seamlessly into the workforce.
Our 2yr HND courses can also be followed up with a 1yr Hons Degree. This is a highly flexible student-centred route to third-level success.
Our 2012 graduates have achieved a high number of Distinction and Merit grades in both BTEC HND and FETAC courses.
Many graduates have already secured their first-choice third-level places (including 1yr BSc Hons) at Colleges in Ireland and abroad including DCU, Colaiste Dhulaigh and Ballyfermot College.
We are currently preparing our new BTEC Higher National Certificate programmes to begin in Sept.
NMC tutor Sé Merry Doyle’s documentary film ‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ is enjoying rave reviews in the local and international press.
The film features interviews with Hollywood greats including ‘The Quiet Man’s’ leading lady Maureen O’Hara, film directors Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese and film actor Gabriel Byrne.
You can read more about the film here.
Our Student Showcase 2012 is taking place Wed 23rd May 18.00 – 21.00hrs.
Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided by resident DJ. This event is free, but ticket only – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Facebook link available here.
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Thanks to everyone who came to the Showcase last night. We had a great time!
The official Irish Eurovision blog ‘Eurovision Ireland’ have published an article on NMC ‘Ireland Bring Technology to Eurovision 2012‘.
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We had a video conference today with Bradford College project participants to discuss the dyptych collaboration.
HND Photography students Ivana Patarcic and Guilherme Novaes have successfully completed a test Diptych shoot for our latest cooperative project with Bradford College.
Ivana and Guilherme chose to collaborate on the theme ‘Open Spaces’. Working together ‘live’, they shot their respective images ‘at the same instant’ in Ireland and Austria.
In accordance with the diptych project guidelines the photographers stayed in constant communication (in this instance by mobile phone) during the shoots to discuss their locations and potential images. On agreement, they shot the two photographs at exactly the same time.
We are delighted to announce we have established inter-institutional arrangements for the Erasmus exchange programme for 2012/13 with the European School of Visual Arts Angoulême/Poitiers.
EESI prepares students for the French equivalent of the BFA (the three-year Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques) and MFA (the Diplôme Supérieur d’Expression Plastique). The disciplines offered – comic art, digital art, emerging practices – put the emphasis on exploring the relations between thought, criticism, the production of visual works and research.
Our post-grad courses will be open for Erasmus exchange applications.
FETAC student reviews were completed today. All students are progressing to third-level programmes both at NMC and Dublin Colleges/Universities.
We are launching an exciting range of 1yr Higher National Certificate programmes this year. HNC’s are excellent conversion courses and act as ‘feeder’ courses for HND and degrees.
The list of HNCs is available here
Our new BTEC HND Interactive Media (QCF) programme is a 2yrs course that can be followed up with a 1yr Hons Degree.
Our new BTEC HND in Performing Arts starting Sept 2012 at NMTC. This course is 2yrs full-time and can be followed up with a 1yr (Hons) Degree.
The collaborative nature of all NMTC courses ensures that Performing Arts students will work extensively with film, photography, 3D and games animation students to create exciting audiovisual works.
Students will work with industry professionals to develop a high-spec performance portfolio including digital showreel and web site.
New short course starting soon - 3D Modeling for Games and Unity3D Game Design.
Creating basic assets in 3D Studio Max and exporting to the Unity3D Game Engine
Cameras, lights, colliders, particle systems and physics.
Prefabs and Packages Setting up 2D game GUI (GUIText and GUITexture)
We had an excellent showcase of work just before the Christmas break. Students performed live theatre, presented films, photography, journalism, games design and 3D works in progress. We will publish some of their work soon.