Film Production

Film and Television Production – QQI 5M5158

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Course Duration: One Year – QQI Level 5

Script 2 Screen

Turn your ideas and experiences into the medium of film.

Embark on an adventure from scripting to storyboarding, cinematography, lighting & sound, to directing  and editing your own film.

Through a relaxed adult learning environment, this course will guide and advise you through all stages of production.

If you have a message – this is the medium!


QQI National Vocational Certificate Level 5 in Film and Television Production   (5M5158)

Work Experience

All students are required to carry out a two week work placement somewhere within the Audio/visual based industry. In the past students have been successful in obtaining placements with TG4, Ros na Run, Galway Film Centre, Black box, Town Hall Theatre, An Taibhearc, and various independent production companies.

This  industry based experience is vital for students in their ongoing learning development and in their search for work afterwards.

Course Content

All students get to produce, direct and edit two short films as part of their project coursework.

Class workshops include;

  • Camera work
  • Lighting
  • Sound recording
  • Final cut Pro editing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Storyboarding
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Production work

Career options

A Certificate in Film Production at VTOS  can act as a portfolio course in gaining entry on to Further education such as degree courses in

  •  Film & TV in GMIT
  •  Film & TV Production in Dun Laoghaire IADT

Other career options include:

  •  Set up an independent production company.

In this course students learn the skills of how to make Promotional videos for businesses, wedding videos and music videos which can be used to form the basis of a business on leaving.

Gaining employment in the various fertile film sectors in Galway and beyond such as;

  • Ros na Rún
  • Various independent production companies.
  • TG4
  • RTE
  • Galway Film Centre

Modules Offered

  • 5N0637     Film Production
  • 5N0637     Television and Film Editing
  • 5N1356     Work Experience
  • 5N0690     Communications
  • 5N1292     Image Processing
  • 5N1590     Cinematography Camera Operations
  • 5N6007     Studio Production Design
  • 5N1270     Digital photography

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