Other Training

There are a large number of organisations offering training in filmmaking and related areas in Ireland. Apart from courses in full time education, some organisations offer professional, vocational training for freelance technicians and production crew. There are also a number of courses aimed at producers, directors and scriptwriters in association with the guilds and other organisations in Ireland. Please see below a list of the various organisations and their contact details. Please login to the relevant websites for details of the current training on offer. Also check out film festivals for initiatives (courses, labs, conferences etc.) running during festival time.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was established on 1st October 2009 to regulate content across all broadcasting, assuming the roles previously held by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC). The BAI provides support for the skills development of the audiovisual sector on a case by case basis. Facilitating learning

The National Digital Skills Centre

The Broadcast Prodcuction Skills course, formally TV and Video Production, based in the National Digital Skills Centre, Tralee and running since 1987, is the market leader in practical skills based training, utilising up to date, state of the art technology from Apple, Adobe, AVID, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, RED and many other industry vendors. The course

LA College of Creative Arts

 LA College of Creative Arts is has three college locations in Dublin, London and Los Angeles. The college offers a wide range of internationally accredited full and part-time courses in make up, textile design, hair-styling, millinery, photography, fashion marketing, beauty therapy, brand management, fashion styling and design. These include introductory courses and workshops for complete

The National Film School (NFS)

 The National Film School (NFS) at IADT launched in November 2003 is a professional centre of excellence that both reflects and influences practice in the film, animation, broadcasting and digital media industries by providing creative, technical and academic education at an international standard. This status is based on: the consistently high achievements of its student

The Gaiety School of Acting

The Gaiety School of Acting train actors for the theatre, film and television industries. Past students have worked on The Clinic, Fair City, Bachelors Walk, Casualty, The Bill, Tudors and Love/Hate. Graduates have worked on stage in the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, and with the Druid Theatre Company, Rough Magic and the Fishamble Theatre

Galway Film Centre

Galway Film Centre is a non-profit, members based organisation dedicated to the development of film as an artistic medium in the West of Ireland. They support filmmakers, community and youth groups through education and training, equipment provision and information. They offer short training programmes, tailored training for groups and one to one tuition. They focus


Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource centre for filmmakers. It is funded primarily by the arts council, members fees and training fee income. Filmbase provides a range of film and video training courses for new and emerging filmmakers as well as the more experienced film professional. Course lengths vary from 1 day or weekend courses to courses

The Digital Hub Learning Programme

The Digital Hub Learning Programme (formerly elevate Learning @ The Digital Hub) offers members of the Dublin 8 community the opportunity to gain IT skills and digital media training. The programme has reached out to local schools, colleges and community groups with projects involving over 12,000 participants to date. The initiative has also developed links

The Cork Film Centre

The Cork Film Centre is a resource centre for Filmmakers in the Cork area. Funded by the Arts council, CFC supplies local filmmakers with equipment and training. For further information on courses currently on offer please contact Cork Film Centre. www.corkfilmcentre.com T: +353 21 421 5160 E: corkfilmcentre@gmail.com