Young Irish filmmakers are now recruiting for their ‘Visual Communications and Multimedia Production’ course.
Course coordinator Gareth Hanlon explains that the course is a great opportunity to learn about a wide range of multimedia areas and provides a great creative outlet as society slowly emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This course is an excellent basis for all multimedia matters and an excellent path for progression to higher education levels,” he explains.
“Last year 90% of our learners received their full level 5 QQI major award.”
Subject choices range from digital media technology, web design, graphic design, media production / creation, and work experience.
Drama, comedy, music and documentary workshops are also sprinkled throughout the program and learners can expect a number of road trips to exhibitions, film festivals and open houses at the middle School.
With a focus on the student, the YIFM team works with each learner to define their personal project, which will include video, audio, text, imagery, and design.
Where possible, other students help you with productions, photography, and other creative services. You feed their wallets and they feed yours.
“It’s like a creative family scenario and there is also a wellness manager on the team to make sure the learners have their best experience,” Gareth noted.
The city class will run full-time from September 2021 and 20 creatives aged 16 and over will be selected for 44 weeks of video production, music production, podcasting, photography, graphic design, performance and video editing.
Explaining the entry requirements, Gareth says: “It’s usually level 4 or equivalent to join us, however, the real requirement is a passion for media, photography or film editing.
“With engagement, learners will build a strong portfolio and a solid foundation in Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and InDesign. “
Gareth tells Kilkenny People that the feedback received from students has been excellent, with one student noting that it made the year the best they’ve ever had.
For a full course recap, click here or email Gareth directly at ‘[email protected]’ for more information.