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TV & Film Production

TV & Film Production

TV & Film Production

Course Code: 5M5158

QQI Level 5

Course Details

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Course Outline

To provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to pursue careers in various areas of TV and Film production.


GCC Registration Fee of €250 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).
  • Those in receipt of a SUSI Grant.
  • Those on a VTOS scheme.

An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

Non EU Students are subject to an International Fee.

We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact .

Work Experience

Work experience takes place throughout the academic year where students gain a practical and supervised experience on TV and Film sets with industry professionals.

Special Features

Produce direct, film and edit your own short film, documentary and music video.
Prepare a visual Portfolio for degree level courses using Final Cut Pro Edit Suites Film with state of the art equipment and showcase your work on the big screen.

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.

Material Costs of €30.00 applies to this course

Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

Course Modules

This programme module aims to facilitate the learner to develop the academic, vocational & personal language, literacy and/or numeracy skills related to Communications. It will assist the learner in understanding the use of modern information and communications technology integrated with the role played by communications and relevant legislation in human interaction.
Students w acquire the practical skills of editing moving images. Students will work with Final Cut Pro edit suites and create a visual portfolio
This module is designed to broaden the learner's understanding of event management, contingency planning, budgeting, scheduling, evaluation, execution and event management documentation and specifically looks at quality assurance and evaluation in event management.
Students will develop analytical skills and techniques for the interpretation of meaning in the Media.
This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, techniques and competence to effectively carry out online and offline research, generate contacts and carry out interviews for both the print and broadcast media.
Student will learn all aspects of Documentary and Film Production from Script to Screen and each student will Produce and Direct a Short Film and Documentary.
This programme module aims to provide a Learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time. It will also facilitate the learner to develop an understanding of the world of work and employment, Including the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee.
Students will develop writing skills that answer the editorial needs of newspapers, radio or television.

Progression Routes

DLO45 - Film & TV Production - Dun Laoghaire IADT
GA271 - Film & TV - GMIT
TA022 - Creative Digital Media - Tralee IT
MH109 - Media Studies - Maynooth
DK765 - Vidoe & Film - Dundalk IT
TL291 - TV Radio & New Media Broadcasting - Tralee
CW547 - TV & Media Production - Carlow IT
LC761 - Technology (Video & Sound) - Limerick IT

Career Opportunities

Various graduates of GCC's Film and Television course CV's now include such popular titles as Game of Thrones, Ros na Run, Jack Taylor, Rasai na Gaillimhe,The Tudors and Bear Grylls to name but a few and many many more films and TV shows to come.

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