Students are busy preparing for the Christmas Showcase of their work-in-progress to be held 19th December. This 1-day event will feature live performing arts, films, 3D animations, interactive media, photography, presentations and feedback sessions.
Our Industry Guest Lecture series has been a great success. We were delighted to welcome a wide range of industry luminaries including Se Merry Doyle, Robbie Fry, Stephen Murnane, Imogen Murphy, Tim Morris and Mary McCarthy.
The series will continue next term.
We are also pleased to announce that we are working with Bradford WWI Film School. We have already organised tutor exchange and will be welcoming Bradford WWI students to Dublin in 2014.
Our students have once again achieved a record number of Distinction grades at BTEC HND and HNC level. The BTEC HND Performing Arts ‘Devised Piece’ was singled out for special mention by examiners as an example of ‘industry best practice.’
Examiner reports highlighted the overwhelmingly positive feedback from students on their time spent at National Media College. Tutors were described as ‘experts in their field with an excellent range of complementary skills.’
It’s been a busy Winter semester.
We have a large number of films in various stages of production (including a zombie pic shooting this weekend near Phoenix Park), daily photo-shoots in the studio (images below), regular performing arts rehearsals and performances, mind-boggling digital effects in development (created in 3D Max and AfterEffects), MA-level research on Photography and Film practice being researched and presented.
HND/HNC students have attended interviews at UK Universities for entry Sept 2013. Several have already secured their first-choice course places.
As if that’s not enough, many of our students have secured part-time internship positions in various media companies in Dublin. They are gaining valuable real-world experience to augment their NMC education. We even have a ‘man in the Oireachtas!’
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, industry feedback on our previous graduates is excellent.
Our MA programmes launched this year and the students had a busy week delivering over 9 hours of presentations for review/feedback.
The Christmas Student Showcase took place on 20th Dec in the College. It was a great day of live performing arts, films, music videos, photography, and journalism presentations. BTEC HND Journalism students Ross and Manoela presented a radio documentary they worked on at the Q102 studios under the supervision of David Harrington.
Our Photography gallery has been updated recently and we will publish more work in the New Year.
In the meantime, hope you are having a fantastic Christmas break and all the best for the New Year.
After finishing my National Media College course in 2006, I studied a Bachelors Degree in Film Management at the Lithuania Academy of Music and Theatre. My final diploma work result was 10/10.
Big thank you to NMC for giving me a great start!
Our MA programmes have launched with an intensive two-week Research Methods module delivered by Dr. David Butler.
Students have begun working on their major project proposals, supervised by Dr. Kelly McErlean.
Dr. Paul St. George of LMU visited NMC on Friday 28th Sept to meet our MA Photography, MA Digital Film & Animation and MA (by Project) students.
Paul discussed the Research Methodologies modules and presented samples of LMU graduates ‘major projects.’
Our HND and HNC students have got off to a flying start with many assignments, projects, films, photo shoots, theatre productions, digital effects already under way. Students from different courses are already interacting to co-produce creative works.
The college had the kind of course I was looking for and gave me an opportunity to develop work for a portfolio.
The small groups meant it was easy to ask questions and let each of us have plenty of time on the equipment in class. The equipment was good quality and was always available when I needed it, which was convenient. The tutor obviously put a lot of work into the course preparations and gave us plenty of good notes for future use. The short film assignments were a good way of practicing filmmaking and gave me work to put into a portfolio.
It was such as a wonderful experience to be at the National Media College doing a photography course. Learning in the classroom, practical classes, self directed learning, projects to do, studio, darkroom and digital darkroom – always available to practice. Tutors ready to help and always in the college. You can have an almost “one to one” class with your tutor whenever you wish.
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.
The student photography pages show some truly amazing work. Seeing work of such a high standard by previous students really encouraged me to apply to the National Media College.
NMC is a pleasant place to study. Having a lot of ‘self-directed learning’ slots meant I could work in my own way and focus on the things that I found most difficult. The classes were a good length and it was made clear to us that if we needed any extra help – that could be arranged.
Every member of staff has experience in the areas they teach or work in and the knowledge passed onto us was always practical.
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.
*** UPDATE ***
Thanks to everyone who came to the Showcase last night. We had a great time!