MA Photography / Digital Film & Animation

Our MA programmes have launched with an intensive two-week Research Methods module delivered by Dr. David Butler.
Students have begun working on their major project proposals, supervised by Dr. Kelly McErlean.

MA Photography
MA Digital Film & Animation

Students will participate in a ‘Skills Audit’ this week before beginning technical skills classes in traditional/digital photography and 2D/3D moving image production.

2012 / 13 Academic Year

Dr. Paul St. George of LMU visited NMC on Friday 28th Sept to meet our MA Photography, MA Digital Film & Animation and MA (by Project) students.

Paul discussed the Research Methodologies modules and presented samples of LMU graduates ‘major projects.’

Our HND and HNC students have got off to a flying start with many assignments, projects, films, photo shoots, theatre productions, digital effects already under way. Students from different courses are already interacting to co-produce creative works.

NMC Graduate featured in Marco Bohr’s ‘Visual Culture Blog’

NMC graduate Basil Al-Rawi has been featured in Marco Bohr’s ‘Visual Culture Blog.’

Basil graduated from the NMC Film Production course in 2006. He has recently completed a MA Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster.

The Visual Culture Blog article on the Basil’s work in the group photo exhibition The Voice of the Grain can be seen here.

More info on the exhibition can be seen here.

BTEC HND courses – Progression Routes

Our BTEC HND courses are an excellent entry point for full-time employment.

Employers appreciate the level of work undertaken by HND graduates to produce professional portfolios and to achieve Distinction grades. In our experience employers regularly choose BTEC HND over traditional degree graduates due to a greater level of employable skills and the ability to integrate seamlessly into the workforce.

Our 2yr HND courses can also be followed up with a 1yr Hons Degree. This is a highly flexible student-centred route to third-level success.

BTEC HND & HNC courses offered at NMC

End-of-Year Results

Our 2012 graduates have achieved a high number of Distinction and Merit grades in both BTEC HND and FETAC courses.

Many graduates have already secured their first-choice third-level places (including 1yr BSc Hons) at Colleges in Ireland and abroad including DCU, Colaiste Dhulaigh and Ballyfermot College.

We are currently preparing our new BTEC Higher National Certificate programmes to begin in Sept.

Dreaming the Quiet Man

NMC tutor Sé Merry Doyle’s documentary film ‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ is enjoying rave reviews in the local and international press.

The film features interviews with Hollywood greats including ‘The Quiet Man’s’ leading lady Maureen O’Hara, film directors Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese and film actor Gabriel Byrne.

You can read more about the film here.

Student Showcase 2012

Our Student Showcase 2012 is taking place Wed 23rd May 18.00 – 21.00hrs.
Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided by resident DJ. This event is free, but ticket only – please email to book.
Facebook link available here.

*** UPDATE ***
Thanks to everyone who came to the Showcase last night. We had a great time!

nmc, showcase 2012

NMC Showcase 2012


NMC / Bradford College Diptych Photo Test

*** UPDATE ***
We had a video conference today with Bradford College project participants to discuss the dyptych collaboration.

Bradford / NMC Collaboration - Video conference

HND Photography students Ivana Patarcic and Guilherme Novaes have successfully completed a test Diptych shoot for our latest cooperative project with Bradford College.

Ivana and Guilherme chose to collaborate on the theme ‘Open Spaces’. Working together ‘live’, they shot their respective images ‘at the same instant’ in Ireland and Austria.

In accordance with the diptych project guidelines the photographers stayed in constant communication (in this instance by mobile phone) during the shoots to discuss their locations and potential images. On agreement, they shot the two photographs at exactly the same time.

NMTC / Bradford College Diptych

Erasmus Exchange with the European School of Visual Arts

We are delighted to announce we have established inter-institutional arrangements for the Erasmus exchange programme for 2012/13 with the European School of Visual Arts Angoulême/Poitiers.

EESI prepares students for the French equivalent of the BFA (the three-year Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques) and MFA (the Diplôme Supérieur d’Expression Plastique). The disciplines offered  – comic art, digital art, emerging practices – put the emphasis on exploring the relations between thought, criticism, the production of visual works and research.

Our post-grad courses will be open for Erasmus exchange applications.

New Short Film – by DVP part-time course participants

Our part-time Digital Video Production Course participants have produced this fantastic short film – in HD -  “Fear of the Dark”.

The Digital Video Production course outline is here.

‘M’ (Spring 2012)

The NMC student magazine is online now!!
Editor: Ross Elwood (HND Journalism)
Layout: Jennifer Compeau (HND 3D Design)

*** UPDATE *** 20/04/12

The print version of the magazine is just in.

'M' Spring 2012 edition - NMC Student magazine

'M' Spring 2012 edition - NMC Student magazine

New BTEC Higher National Certificates at NMTC

We are launching an exciting range of 1yr Higher National Certificate programmes this year. HNC’s are excellent conversion courses and act as ‘feeder’ courses for HND and degrees.

The list of HNCs is available here