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On Wednesday 24 April, Northern Ireland’s first ever Film School based at South Eastern Regional College’s Ballynahinch campus will host an Open Day from 3-7pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along and find out about the wide range of media, film and journalism courses which will be on offer from September.

Open Day is an important part of SERC’s calendar and allows potential students and their parents to discuss with lecturers future courses of study, subject information, funding, careers and progression advice.

The Northern Ireland Film School in the SERC campus in Ballynahinch.

The Northern Ireland Film School in the SERC campus in Ballynahinch.

There are a number of programmes at the College covering further education and higher education.  Courses include creative media production, broadcast journalism and professional filmmaking.

The NI Film School at SERC focuses on Broadcast Journalism and Professional Filmmaking and the first full-time course is well underway.  The HNC in Creative Media Production is an innovative two year programme with an immersive learning approach.

Campbell Miller, Assistant Head of School, said: “The focus is on a practical learning experience where programme participants will make real film and television shows in the industry standard studio which is based at the Ballynahinch Campus.   Throughout the course, there will be opportunities to make connections with industry professionals, work on location in Northern Ireland and throughout Europe.  Ultimately students will gain a qualification but, just as importantly, will develop the practical skills that employers are looking for.

“The HNC will involve producing news stories, documentaries and professional films first-hand.  They will learn about sound design, camera techniques, interview and presentation techniques, research for media production and project management.  It is a three day a week course which will prepare participants for employment as well as provide a pathway into a degree.”

Ken Webb, Principal and Chief Executive of the South Eastern Regional College, added: “Open Day provides a great opportunity to welcome potential students to the College, enabling them to try their hands at new skills and see for themselves what they can achieve in their careers.”

SERC provides a range of full and part-time courses designed to give students’ the edge’.

To find out how SERC can help you ‘get the edge’ call 0845 600 7555, visit www.serc.ac.uk :

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