TV and Digital Film Production

QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Award                                                                                              Course Code: TVF5

Film and Television Production (5M5158)                                                                   Duration: 1 Year

This course is designed to introduce the learners to the foundations of Television and Digital Film Production. Learners acquire skills in Television Studio Production, single Camera Production, non-linear Film and Video Editing, while gaining knowledge of how the relationships between producer, advertiser and audience impact on one another through media analysis. Many learners look upon this course as a good introduction to Film and Television production as they produce a portfolio of work demonstrating technical competences and skills required for effective television and digital film production. It is also seen as an excellent foundation course for developing portfolios for Degrees in IADT, Tallaght IT, Dundalk IT, DIT, Maynooth and other Universities.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/LCVP
  • Leaving Certificate Applied
  • Relevant QQI (FETAC) Level 4 Award
  • Mature Applicants 

Main Areas of Study

  • Film Production
  • Digital Movie Processing
  • Film and TV Editing
  • Media Analysis
  • Photography
  • Script Writing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Special Features

This course is highly practical. Core production modules require learners to conceive, develop and produce Digital Film, Television and Video productions, focusing on both camera and film and editing experience while producing original photographic portfolios. They will also learn how to format structure and workshop film, television and radio scripts to industry standards. 
Learners will be trained in Digital Camera and Film Production Techniques. DFEi uses the industry standard AVID Media Composer to give learners non-linear editing experience. Guest lectures from industry are an integral component of this programme.

Additional Information

Graduates from this course may progress to the QQI (FETAC) Advanced Level 6 Award in Film and Television Production (6M5159) at DFEi.


“The Certificate in Television and Digital Film Production at DFEi really gave me the push to do what I needed. It is the perfect stepping stone to prepare for IADT.”

Daniel Atkinson, currently studying for a BA in Film and Television Production in IADT.

Due to ongoing developments in QQI, award names and content are subject to change.

Higher Education Links Scheme 

IADT: BA in Film and Television Production (DL834)
IT Tallaght: BA in Creative Digital Media (TA022)
NUI Maynooth: BA in Media Studies (MH109
DIT: BA in Film and Broadcasting (DT504), Photography (DT559)
Dundalk IT: BA in Video and Film (DK765)
For details of the above and all other progression routes to the Institutes of Technology and the Universities visit and or contact the Admissions Office of the relevant Higher Education Institution.


While most graduates from this course do opt to advance to further studies, others have progressed to careers in Photography, Film and TV. A number have set up their own production companies.