Advanced Film, TV & Video Production L62018-09-28T08:14:12+00:00

Advanced Film, TV & Video Production

(Level 6)


QQI Advanced Certificate: Film, TV and Video Level 6, Code 6M5159


Candidates are immersed in hands on filmmaking, allowing them to comprehensively develop to their creative and professional potential. Enhancing core competencies, there are opportunities for students pursuing excellence in documentary filmmaking, directing actors for film, sound production, design, and advanced camera. Students work with state of the art industry standard cameras and equipment in modern facilities on our Cork city centre campus. Students gain insight into the film and television industry and the emerging internet market and learn the importance of marketing themselves, their creative work and their skills to the industry.

St John’s Central College is an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Final Cut Pro, the industry leading software for non-linear video editing.


Code Title
6N18517 Scripting for Film & Television
6N5428 Film & Digital Video production
6N4981 Studio and location Sound
6N18541 Documentary Production
6N5431 TV and Film Production Design
6N5427 Editing Practice & Techniques
6N18515 Directing Film
6N1950 Communications
6N5428 Film & Digital Video production
6N5432 TV and Film Production Management
6N1946 Work Experience
6N18516 Film & Television & Camera & lighting


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Film, TV & Video Production L5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
 Student Services € 250
 QQI Fee  €80
 Gov PLC Fee € 200
Non QQI €50
 Materials  €150
TOTAL €730

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Film and Televison Production or in a related area is required.

Applicants with an industry experience are encouraged to apply.


One year full time

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Education Progression Opportunities

Our students have successfully completed 3rd level and graduate degree and diploma programmes at UCC, Sunderland University, DLIADT, National Film and Television School UK, Filmbase Masters, Tralee IT, Nemeton.

DIT, Dún Laoghaire, DKIT, GMIT: DT504; DL834; DK864; GA281

Tralee IT: TL802         


UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK 113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307

LIT: LC276


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

Students have been successful in obtaining work in TV stations, Film and Video production companies; Post production companies, Multimedia companies, Advertising, Newspapers and theatre companies.

Students on this programme have been successful in screening work produced on the course at many International film festivals.

Notable St. John’s Central College Cork Alumni

Kevin Lehane who wrote the feature film ‘Grabbers’, Sara Taddei who was the Production Designer for the NFS animation film production ‘MANoMAN’ that has been nominated for a Bafta, Brian O Glanby and Petr Stach who went onto Sunderland University and whose film ‘Gently down the stream’ was nominated for an RTS award. Ed Godsel (‘The Road to Moneygall’), Chris Cullen( Epic Productions, Dr Liz Greene) to name but a few.

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The time has come to post Bliain online for everyone to see, a lot of hard work, heartbreak and many long hours went into this short film which we made over an entire year. Produced by Adam McCarthy & Stephen Broekhuizen, written & directed by Emmet O'Brien and Phillip Connolly. Starring Jennifer Coote and Darragh Keating as the leads, with supports from Hilary Bowen-Walsh Mark Griffin Stephen O'Connor Noelle Clarke Mary Pappin Gary Spike O'Sullivan. Music and graphics David Nelligan additional music by FIRE & WATER, This Place is Death and post sound Half-Light Post Production and we want to thank so many, so many people have tirelessly helped out on this, you are forever grateful. ... See MoreSee Less

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