A creative path to your future

Young Irish Filmmakers are opening their studios for their CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION Course on FRIDAY 30th JUNE from 11am – 1pm. Come along and explore this unique creative space with a professional podcast studio, live broadcast and computer suites. Meet the students and tutors, see the amazing work in action and chat about the possibilities of attending this course.

This practical course starts in September and is aimed at anyone interested in exploring a future in the creative industries. Students work on projects including film, photography, graphic design, podcasting and much more as they build their skills and develop a portfolio. With a QQI level 5 award on completion, this course qualification can be used for college applications or entry into the creative sector.

Registrations are now open for this in demand course at FETCHCOURSES.IE

“This course is an excellent grounding in creative media production and an excellent progression route to higher levels of education”, says Gareth Hanlon the course Coordinator, “Last year 90% of our learners received their full level 5 QQI major award”.

The course is very practical from day one, with the first video creations happening in the first week. Drama, comedy, music and podcasting workshops are peppered throughout the programme. Learners can also expect a number of road trips to exhibitions, film festivals and college open days.

The student centred team at YIFM work with each learner to define their personal projects, which will include video, audio, photography and design. Where possible other students help you with productions, photography and other creative services. You feed into their portfolios and they into yours. It’s like a creative family scenario, “we even have a wellbeing officer on the team” to ensure learners have their best experience.

The Kilkenny City based course runs full time for 44 weeks and begins in September 2023. The course is a full time foundation in all things media. Every September, 20 creative people aged 16+, sign up for 44 weeks of learning through practical creative projects involving community groups, local festivals and even working with local businesses to create social media content as part of their work experience module.

“With commitment learners will build a significant portfolio, and a solid foundation in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign”, explains Gareth. The feedback we get from our students is excellent, one student in particular, forwarded this message to the staff upon completion of the course “Thank you all so much guys the best year I’ve ever had”.


Explaining the entry requirements, Gareth states, “You must be over 16 yrs (and up to 35 yrs). It is usually Level 4 or equivalent to join us, however, the real requirement is a passion for creative media, film making, photography or graphic design.”

Also, there is generally payment for attending the course. You will need to be signed on to Intreo, on Disability payment or be an early school leaver to qualify. There is also assistance with travel costs where appropriate.

Places go fast, to be on the list, go to Fetchcourses.ie or visit YIFM.COM/

For further details about the course contact course coordinator Gareth Hanlon on gareth@yifm.com or call 05677 64677.


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