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.
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.
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
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.
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.’
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.
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.
After finishing my National Media College course in 2006, I studied a Bachelors Degree in Film Management at the Lithuania Academy of Music and Theatre. My final diploma work result was 10/10.
Big thank you to NMC for giving me a great start!
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.
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.
The college had the kind of course I was looking for and gave me an opportunity to develop work for a portfolio.
The small groups meant it was easy to ask questions and let each of us have plenty of time on the equipment in class. The equipment was good quality and was always available when I needed it, which was convenient. The tutor obviously put a lot of work into the course preparations and gave us plenty of good notes for future use. The short film assignments were a good way of practicing filmmaking and gave me work to put into a portfolio.
It was such as a wonderful experience to be at the National Media College doing a photography course. Learning in the classroom, practical classes, self directed learning, projects to do, studio, darkroom and digital darkroom – always available to practice. Tutors ready to help and always in the college. You can have an almost “one to one” class with your tutor whenever you wish.