Creative Writing - Professional Practice and Production - Level 6

Creative Writing – Professional Practice and Production – Level 6

1 Year Full Time Course
QQI 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)

About The Course

Creative Writing and Cultural Studies

This course is a progression from level 5. It will encourage participants to be independent in their writing practice and to respond to group feedback.

Students explore different ways to present and realise their work, whether through film and media, on stage, or on paper. Participants will develop skills in film-making using DSLR cameras, lighting, video production, 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, and other cultural events throughout the year. On completion, each student will have an exciting portfolio, a selection of which will be professionally showcased.

European Projects
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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.

Subjects
  • Creative Writing in Play and Prose
  • Script Writing for Television & Film Drama
  • Theatre Studies
  • Directing and Leadership
  • Film and Digital Video Production
  • Editing Practice and Technique
  • Media Ethics and Legal Framework
  • Media Industry Awareness

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

QQI Level 6

QQI Media Production 6M5130

Entry Requirements

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.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

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.

Employment Prospects

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, playwriting and media.

Graduate Profile

Maria Hayden

“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.”

Daniel Wade

“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.

David Swaine

“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.

Niamh Brunell

“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.