Marie White

I was looking for a Performing Arts course with a recognised qualification. I had contacted other colleges but I felt the interview process at NMC was most informative.
The course was excellent. The modules were covered fully and expertly explained. It was apparent how much the tutors love what they do.
The quality of feedback on how to approach assignments was very high. In my opinion the strengths of the course are the tutors, the quality of material delivered, the small class sizes and the approachability of the tutors, administration and management.

NMC is an excellent college. The Performing Arts course builds communication, confidence and education.

Ed Note: Marie achieved 16 Distinctions in her BTEC HND Performing Arts course.
BTEC HND Performing Arts

John Daly

One of the main strengths of the (MA Photography) course was the combination of both practical and substantial academic research elements that enabled me to discover a series of hypotheses that I could incorporate into my major project proposal.
The course provided great insight into the area of contemporary photographic practice and allowed scope for a diverse area of exploration.
The college location made life that little easier for me and the tutors were very approachable, knowledgeable and direct in their comments and advice.

John Daly
MA Photography

BTEC HND and HNC Results Released

Following a number of successful external examiner visits our BTEC HND and HNC results are out this week. Many students have achieved Distinction grades and intend to progress onto MA-level programmes.
Several students received a perfect score of 16 Distinction grades at HND level.

BTEC HND and HNC courses

Lovemovies Competition

Lovemovies has launched a new partnership with National Media College inviting students to create a new message / trailer that highlight the issues surrounding copyright protection and the effects of illegal downloading on the Irish Film Industry.
The winning entry will screen in cinemas nationally this September as part of the ad reel messages before the main feature film.

Lovemovies-BackgroundSupported by the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, is a dedicated space to show some love to Irish audiences who support the Film Industry by choosing to watch, buy, download, stream or rent legitimate film.

Lovemovies, Staging ‘Ulysses’ and Studio 13.

Our new cafe Studio 13 will soon be open to the public serving drinks and snacks in a creative space :)

studio13Lovemovies will be in the college on Wed. to launch a campaign on copyright and creativity.

The actors taking part in the Bloomsday performance of ‘A Play on Ulysses’ in Blackrock will be rehearsing at NMC this year. We will be shooting character stills in the studio in May. Good luck to director Nastaise Leddy and all the cast.


MA Graduation and Exhibition

Our MA Photography and MA Digital Film & Animation graduation ceremony took place 20th March in Studio 13. These courses are accredited by London Metropolitan University.
MA courses at NMC.

This was followed by the opening of our MA graduate exhibition ‘Significant Details.’

MA Photography + MA Digital Film & Animation Graduation and Exhibition

MA Photography + MA Digital Film & Animation Graduation

MA Photography + MA Digital Film & Animation Graduation

National Media College is proud to present the thesis exhibition of our brand new MA programmes (accredited by London Metropolitan University). Each graduate offers their unique commentary on the contemporary nature of visual art.
MA Programmes

More Industry Guest Lecturers at NMC.

Guest lecturers this week included London-based photographer David Robinson and singer songwriter Shaz Oye.

Working with Bradford WWI Film School


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It’s Jan 2014 and we are again collaborating with MA Photography students of Bradford WWI Film School to develop a fascinating series of photographic research projects. Our regular visits to Bradford WWI bring us into contact with a culturally diverse … Continue reading

‘Changing Places’ – a Live Performance in Studio 13.

Our BTEC HND Performing Arts students performed their play ‘Changing Places’ in the newly refurbished Studio 13 (basement, 13 Harcourt St.).
The play was based on their interpretation and critical analysis of the works of various playwrights including Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Lewis Carroll and William Shakespeare.
‘Changing Places’ was directed by Esther Doorly.
Stage Manager – Harry Delaney.

'Changing Places' by BTEC HND Performing Arts 2014 - National Media College, Dublin.

‘Changing Places’ by BTEC HND Performing Arts 2014 – National Media College, Dublin.

Christmas Showcase & Industry Guest Lectures.

Students are busy preparing for the Christmas Showcase of their work-in-progress to be held 19th December. This 1-day event will feature live performing arts, films, 3D animations, interactive media, photography, presentations and feedback sessions.

Our Industry Guest Lecture series has been a great success. We were delighted to welcome a wide range of industry luminaries including Se Merry Doyle, Robbie Fry, Stephen Murnane, Imogen Murphy and Tim Morris.
The series will continue next term.

We are also pleased to announce that we are working with Bradford WWI Film School. We have already organised tutor exchange and will be welcoming Bradford WWI students to Dublin in 2014.

Applications for Sept 2013.

We hope you are enjoying the sunny Summer – rain or shine :)

We are currently interviewing for our full-time courses. We will be accepting applications up to mid-Sept.

Please give us a call or drop us an email if you would like to talk to a tutor about any aspect of our programmes.