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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D10 TX46

Ballyfermot College of Further education is a college of further and higher education providing part-time courses, evening classes and vocational education through the provision of excellent teaching and guidance in a caring and supportive learning environment.

BCFE is a college of further and higher education providing vocational education through the provision of excellent teaching and guidance in a caring and supportive learning environment.

Recognising our position within the City of Dublin ETB we have a responsibility to provide educational opportunity and support to all and in particular to our local community.

Mindful of the role of education in encouraging active citizenship we strive to create a culture of critical engagement with global social justice issues. We thereby aspire to provide an educational framework that encourages graduates to meaningfully contribute to their community, both local and global.

Conscious of our educational tradition we continue to be innovative and creative in the provision of courses to meet the needs of our present and prospective students.

Our courses provide students with relevant qualifications and competencies enabling them to succeed in work and in further studies.

For more information about courses, evening classes and adult education offered at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, please view our courses in Nightcourses.com’s Course Finder below.

3D Animation skills course

In this 3D Animation skills course you’ll learn from an industry specialist the skills needed to tackle everyday challenges that are encountered by professional animators. see www.bcfe.ie for further course info.   Course fee may be subject to additional VAT

A16 Introduction to Hat Making /A17 Sewing Techniques

Millinery for complete beginners , learn how to make Fascinators and Headpieces as well as work with different materials. Sewing techniques is ideal for those who wish to learn how to use pattterns, cut and sew own garments.   For further information see www.bcfe.ie Please note course fees may be subject to additional VAT Participants…

Accounting Technicians Ireland Years 1 & 2

Accounting Technicians Ireland Years 1 & 2 on offer. 4 subjects each year. Year 1  – Law, Business Management , Tax and  Financial Accounting 1. Year 2 – IAS, Tax, Financial Accounting 2, Management Accounting. Easily accessible by buses 18, 40, 79/a, 76. Free carparking available

Adobe Photoshop

Learn the basic concepts involved in manipulating and editing images using Adobe Photoshop. Full info on www.bcfe.ie Please note course fees may be subject to additional VAT.

Art Portfolio Preparation

During this Art Portfolio Preparation course earn from an experienced specialist tutor how to put a portfolio together to showcase your application to an art college.   see www.bcfe. for further information Course fee may be subject to additional VAT

Certificate in Payroll Techniques (IPASS Stages 1 & 2)

This Certificate in Payroll Techniques course is delivered and compiled by IPASS. The course is designed to provide payroll personnel with the skills necessary to perform their duties to the highest standard and provide a recognised qualification. Divided into 2 semesters, the class will commence on Wednesday 11th September in BCFE. Fees are payable to…

Computer Programming

Introductory overview in Computer Programming giving a practical approach to the fundamental concepts of  using Java or Python.   Full info on www.bcfe.ie

Concept Design for Gaming

Taught by an industry expert, this Concept Design for Gaming course will help Participants  understand what concept design is, in relation to gaming and Animation.   Full info on www.bcfe.ie   Please note, course fee may be subject to additional VAT

Higher National Diploma in Design and Technology (UX,UI)

This course prepares students for work in the web design industry. Coding languages covered over the duration of the course include HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, SQL and PHP. Students also cover responsive design required for optimising websites for mobile and tablet interfaces in terms of the visual interface design concepts and the coding required to achieve…

Introduction to After Effects

Learn how to navigate After Effects, set up a project, compositing, rendering etc. see www. bcfe.ie for full details

Introduction to Desktop Publishing

Learn how to make your own birthday cards, wedding invitations, business cards and small newsletters with this Introduction to Desktop Publishing.   Full course info on www.bcfe.ie Please note that course fee may be subject to additional VAT

Jewellery Design

Learn how to design Jewellery from concept to final piece. Full course info on www.bcfe.ie Please note course fees may be subject to additional VAT Participants will need to buy a kit costing 48 euro approx

Lighting in MAYA

Learn essential tools and lighting techniques in MAYA. Learners will acquire knowledge and scope to add depth to scenes. For further course info see www.bcfe.ie Course fees may be subject to additional VAT

Podcasting course

Learn how to record and produce slick audio, how to get best from interviewees, how to pitch and deliver with this Podcasting course! See full course info on www.bcfe.ie Please note that this course fee may be subject to additional VAT.

QQI Illustration Skills course

In this QQI Illustration Skills course learners will develop practical skills, knowledge, compotency in a range of illustrative approaches.   Full info on www.bcfe.ie Please note that course fee may be subject to additional VAT

QQI Module in Assistive Technology

Learners will understand the concept of Assistive Technology, evaluate its use and benefits in the context of varying disabilities and specialist educational needs.   Suitable for existing SNA’s to upskill or those interested in becoming an SNA

Radio Programme Production

This QQI Level 5 Radio Programme Production stand alone module will teach you how to be on air or behind the scenes.   Full info on www.bcfe.ie   Please note course may be subject to additional VAT

Tattoo Artistry course

Learn the fundamentals of fine art drawing skills that are fundamental to any Artists portfolio with this Tattoo Artistry course Full info on www.bcfe.ie Please note Courses fees may be subject to additional VAT

TV Production

A practical production focused course that will cover pre-production, shooting sequences for television and post production. Based on participant interest the course will offer a focus on television or online video.

Upcycled Wardrobe

Learn how basic re-styling techniques can transform your unwanted clothes. You will learn basic alterations, repairs and fabric manipulation using hand and machine sewing techniques. This course is suitable for all skill levels.

Virtual & Augmented Reality

An introductory course to Virtual & Augmented Reality using Oculus Rift, HTC vive and mobile.   See full course info on www.bcfe.ie Please note course fees may be subject to additional VAT

Animation Drawing Studies

OVERVIEW Animation Drawing Studies is a comprehensive foundation programme. It has a particular emphasis on the development of strong drawing skills whilst offering a broad introduction to animation. COURSE CONTENT Animation Drawing Studies Animation Layout Design Multimedia Authoring Craft and Design Communications Drawing Figure Studies Painting Sculpture Work Experience

Art, Design and 3D Studies Portfolio Course

This course is a one year portfolio course with an emphasis on three dimensional work, from both design and fine art sculptural aspects. Students are taught the necessary skills to research all ideas visually through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and design. All projects are purposely broad enough to allow students to build up a portfolio…

Art, Design and Mixed Media Portfolio Course

Art, Design, and Mixed Media is a broad one year Fine Art and Design Portfolio Course with a long history of success with NCAD, DIT, IADT, LSAD and international colleges. The course enables students to develop creative and conceptual ability and skills across the key areas of Fine Art practice,- Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Print-making, Combined…

Art, Graphics and Printmaking Portfolio Course

This course enables students to create and produce an interesting and dynamic portfolio of work. It offers students a balance between traditional methods of art making such as drawing, painting, print making, figures studies, alongside digital photography and computer graphic design, resulting in an integrated portfolio. A one week field trip takes place in the…

BA (Hons) Degree in Media Production Management

This is a unique production management programme for individuals who wish to work in the media industry as producers. It is a one year progression course for students who have successfully completed a Higher National Diploma in Media (or a related area) and have already accumulated a minimum of 120 ETCS. It is an honours…

BA (Hons) Visual Media in Animation/Game Design

OVERVIEW CDA A: BA (Hons) Visual Media Animation Pathway This course allows the students to develop and integrate their technical and academic skills in a structured way. It aims to develop in the student a balance between the conceptualist, the artist, the storyteller and the technician. At honours level the learning is largely self-directed and…

Classical and Computer Animation

This course gives budding artists the chance to express themselves artistically through the medium of animation, both classical (hand-drawn) and computer generated. This dynamic course provides the skills to take individual and group projects from conception to completion. The course aims to enable the student to develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques…

Computer Games and Interactive Entertainment Development
Game Design Higher National Diploma

Our Game Design Higher National Diploma provides you with the skills required to turn your own pen & paper designs into fully-functional interactive products, using industry-standard tools, theory, and techniques. Use cutting-edge technology to bring your ideas to life. Then test them out online with the gaming community. Many of our graduates have gone on…

Higher National Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance (Rock School)

This course is aimed at students who aspire to become professional musicians and who want to learn about the Music Industry. This course creates a working environment in which students can develop skills of self expression, musical composition, presentation and performance. Live performances in the college and at city centre venues are an exciting and…

Higher National Diploma in Design (Visual Communications)

The Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design at Ballyfermot College of Further Education is an intense, rigorous and professional programme, which aims to mould learners into confident and skilled graphic design practitioners. This Higher National Diploma has been running with great success for nearly thirteen years and has developed an outstanding reputation for both the…

Higher National Diploma in Design and Technology (UX,UI)

This course prepares students for work in the web design industry. Coding languages covered over the duration of the course include HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, SQL and PHP. Students also cover responsive design required for optimising websites for mobile and tablet interfaces in terms of the visual interface design concepts and the coding required to achieve…

Higher National Diploma in Illustration

Illustration is a highly specialized discipline within the field of Visual Communication. In our unique course, the students will not only focus on developing their drawing, painting and media skills, but will also learn to regard their work in terms of commercial viability. Students will be actively encouraged to develop a range of illustrative styles…

Higher National Diploma in Irish Traditional Music Performance

This course is suitable for musicians/singers who wish to pursue a career in traditional music. The course is practical in nature with an emphasis on performance. Students perform on a regular basis in various venues throughout Dublin and beyond. In 2nd year students are expected to record, engineer and produce their own CD, using College…

Higher National Diploma in Journalism

A practical journalism course that prepares you to work across all platforms: print, broadcast journalism, online journalism, mobile journalism and social media. First years get to work in our simulated digital newsroom and our hi-tech radio and television studios.Using the latest software, you will produce the college newspaper which has won a series of SMEDIA…

Higher National Diploma in Music and Event Management

Do you want to run a Record Label, plan a tour for a band or artist, organise an event, work at a festival? Have you got what it takes to work in the Music Industry Then the Music Management Course is for you. Students on this course learn about the Music Business and how it…

Higher National Diploma in Music Production

This Music Production course involves technical operations of modern sound equipment and music technology. It aims to equip students with a skill set that allows them to enter a career or follow further academic pursuits within this discipline. Students work with performers and musicians in the recording studios to produce master tracks and other media.…

Interactive Digital Media Production

This course provides an introduction to Digital Media with a strong focus on giving students the opportunity to gain skills and to learn the fundamentals of Multimedia, Web Design and Graphic Design. The course is ideally suited to those who wish to up-skill in the dynamic area of digital media. Students gain a wide range…

Music Management and Production

The course will give students an introduction to one of the two main disciplines of the music industry, depending on the strand selected by the student. The course offers two strands in the areas of music engineering and music performance each offering a different certification. The course is designed to enable students to develop the…

Visual Effects and 3D Technology

When BCFE animation graduate Richie Baneham won an Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards it was for Best Visual Effects on the film Avatar. Visual Effects (VFX) involves combining live action and digitally created images together to create everything from placing real actors on a digital set through to adding fire into a fireplace scene…

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