Creative Media Production
2023 - 2024

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.  


 “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”.


  • You must be over 16 yrs (and up to 35 yrs).  
  • QQI Level 4 or equivalent 
  • B2 English required 
  • Interpreter available on site for Ukrainian learners


Students generally receive a payment for attending the course.  You will need to either 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 are filling up fast – So REGISTER NOW on  or Contact the course coordinator Gareth Hanlon on or call 05677 64677.

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