Creative Writing and Media Production – Level 6
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
This course encourages creativity and media production in the areas of script-writing, play-writing, fiction and poetry, as well as developing visual and critical skills in all aspects of the production process in film making and theatre.
Participants will have the opportunity to work independently and in production teams, and explore different ways to present and realise their work in short film and media, on stage, or on paper. There’ll be ongoing support and feedback as students develop skills in Film-making using DSLR cameras, lighting, video production, video editing, editing, staging for theatre, performance, directing and presentation.
Students will explore a wide range of literature and media appropriate to all modules on offer, and there are numerous opportunities to attend theatre productions, films, media events, art exhibitions, and other cultural events throughout the year. On completion, each student will have an exciting portfolio, a selection of which will be professionally showcased.
Course Director: Colin Carters
Each year in May, two students are selected to travel to Alpedrete, Madrid to participate in an Erasmus+ European work placement project for three weeks. Check out their blog http://icfe-alpedrete.blogspot.ie for more information and view our European Work Experience page here.
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
QQI Level 6
QQI Media Production 6M5130
Minimum Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award in a related area
Equivalent qualifications will be considered
Portfolio and Interview
Applicants will be asked to present evidence of their creative work at interview including; examples of story writing, scripts, plays, short films, art and so on.
This course is designed to offer a progression for students coming from level 5. After completion of this course, there are excellent progression routes, with graduates from this course being eligible to further study a fantastic range of subjects at level 7, 8, 9 and 10. Subject areas include; English Literature, Film Studies, Arts, Theatre Studies, Journalism, Media production, Creative Writing, Humanities, Music production, Multimedia, Drama Therapy.
Employers want articulate and creative graduates. Graduate career paths have proven to be as varied and interesting as their creative writing, leading to work in media, journalism, education, music production and many have continued own to produce their own self-directed creative work in writing, film-making, play-writing and media.
“Attending Inchicore College gave me sufficient tools and writing skills to accomplish (so far!), a fairly high standard in my academic life. As a mature student, I had not participated in academic education since the age of 16. I have since completed a double honours Arts Degree in NUIM, and a Masters in Drama Therapy.”
“The idea for my first play began in Inchicore College.” Daniel went on to study English, Media and Culture in IADT. He was prize winner in the Hennessey Poetry competition in 2015, and in 2016 his play, The Collector, premiered in The New Theatre, Dublin.
“I want your Job.” David left ICFE with the intention of returning one day as a teacher. After completing a degree in Humanities through St Patricks College DCU, he did a Higher Diploma in Further Education in Maynooth, followed by a masters degree in Irish Writing. David currently runs an evening class in creative writing, as well as working full time as the education facilitator in Pieta House.
“I loved my time at Inchicore College. I always felt like I mattered when I was there. I always felt that the staff had a genuine interest in me and wanted to help me achieve my potential.” After Inchicore, Niamh did a mature student access course in Pearse College, followed by a Degree in Visual and Critical studies in DIT, Mountjoy Square. She is currently deputy manager in Jigsaw, Arnotts. Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.