Creative Media Courses

Creative Media Courses

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The Nerve Centre’s annual full-time vocational training courses continue to attract students from all over Ireland and beyond.

All of our full-time courses are ‘OCN NI Level 3 Certificate in Creative Arts and Digital Technologies (QCF)’, have a duration of one year and are run in partnership with South West College. As a result of completing our courses, successful students have the opportunity to advance to third level education.

Music Performance

Music Performance has been specifically designed to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be a confident all-round performer and navigate the developing music industry landscape as you take the next step in your career.

Our bespoke modules deliver a working knowledge of songwriting, recording techniques and live sound and music for film. Industry-experienced tutors provide tips and advice on releasing and entering the industry as an artist and practical skills on band formation and communication.

“Having gone through the regular school system beforehand, the Music Performance course by the Nerve Centre really helped me understand so much more and become more well-versed within what it takes to be involved in all different sectors of the music industry, giving me better preparation for what I really want to do for my future career.”

Lochláinn Kelly, Musician/Event Promoter

Creative Media

Our Creative Media course is aimed at giving you both practical and theory-based knowledge of the digital media skills required for the ever-changing creative industry.

Course units will cover a range of creative disciplines including filmmaking, sound production, digital imaging and web design. It’s the perfect training course for a career in the digital arts, whether you’re starting out on a new career, leaving school or returning to education later in life.


Music Production

By combining the expertise and innovation of the Nerve Centre, with state-of-the-art equipment and studios and experienced tutors, we have created a hands-on and cutting-edge Music Production Course to prepare you for a career in the industry.

Our tutors will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to produce, record, mix, master and release your own music. We'll provide you with opportunities to collaborate with the best producers, musicians, artists and technical experts. You'll also be trained in arrangement skills, live sound and music for film.


Film & TV Techniques

This course gives the student an overall understanding of the production process and techniques, not only for video work, but also for many other areas of the media industry. The course is of particular interest to those looking for a low level entry into the industry, but will be equally useful for potential media degree students and community workers wanting to get professional results. Opportunities exist for learners to progress onto relevant Higher Education courses.

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For more information or to be added to our course database contact the Nerve Centre on 028 7126 0562 or email

Digital Film & Video Production

This is a hands-on and technical course where learners acquire the skills and knowledge needed to create high quality video productions, whilst gaining an insight into working in the industry, media law and health and safety.
Students gain access to industry standard equipment as they work on a diverse range of productions assuming various roles including Director, Producer, Camera Operator, Location Sound Recordist, Boom Operator, Lighting, Editor and Script Writer. You’ll also have the opportunity to become involved in the internationally renowned Foyle Film Festival where you will have access to workshops and screenings with acclaimed industry professionals.

“A very hands-on course. Great technical learning. A good experience in working with a diverse range of people. Training was hard and the weather rough, but it was a really great experience of the reality of working in this industry.”              

MARIE SAUVE, Student 2018


Digital Fabrication

Are you interested in designing and making things? FabLabs – digital fabrication laboratories – were set up to inspire people and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into new products and prototypes by giving them access to a range of advanced digital manufacturing technologies.

Topics covered in this exciting new course will include introductions to 2D and 3D design using a range of software platforms, and access to cutting edge fabrication technologies including 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters and CNC routers.