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.

High Scores and Excellent Student Feedback

Our students have once again achieved a record number of Distinction grades at BTEC HND and HNC level. The BTEC HND Performing Arts ‘Devised Piece’ was singled out for special mention by examiners as an example of ‘industry best practice.’

Examiner reports highlighted the overwhelmingly positive feedback from students on their time spent at National Media College. Tutors were described as ‘experts in their field with an excellent range of complementary skills.’

We are interviewing now for Sept 2013. Please contact for further info.

HND Performing Arts - Singing Exam

Films, Photoshoots, Digital Effects, Performing Arts and Internships

It’s been a busy Winter semester.
We have a large number of films in various stages of production (including a zombie pic shooting this weekend near Phoenix Park), daily photo-shoots in the studio (images below), regular performing arts rehearsals and performances, mind-boggling digital effects in development (created in 3D Max and AfterEffects), MA-level research on Photography and Film practice being researched and presented.

HND/HNC students have attended interviews at UK Universities for entry Sept 2013. Several have already secured their first-choice course places.

As if that’s not enough, many of our students have secured part-time internship positions in various media companies in Dublin. They are gaining valuable real-world experience to augment their NMC education. We even have a ‘man in the Oireachtas!’

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, industry feedback on our previous graduates is excellent.

2012 Round Up

Our MA programmes launched this year and the students had a busy week delivering over 9 hours of presentations for review/feedback.

The Christmas Student Showcase took place on 20th Dec in the College. It was a great day of live performing arts, films, music videos, photography, and journalism presentations. BTEC HND Journalism students Ross and Manoela presented a radio documentary they worked on at the Q102 studios under the supervision of David Harrington.
Our Photography gallery has been updated recently and we will publish more work in the New Year.

In the meantime, hope you are having a fantastic Christmas break and all the best for the New Year.

Ross and Manoela