Creative Media Courses

Creative Media Courses

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 & technology

A comprehensive, hands on approach is at the heart of this music rich course, with units in song-writing, digital music composition, mixing and live sound. You will have opportunities to work as a member of the Nerve Centre production crew and by the conclusion of the course shall be self-sufficient in many areas of music production, arrangement andsequencing thereby enabling you to take control of your creative output.

Creative Media

OCN Level 3 Creative Media offers students a perfect platform to launch a career in the creative industries. Covering a broad range of creative disciplines including digital imaging, filmmaking, sound production and web design, students will gain a solid working knowledge of industry standard software and hardware, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, GarageBand, Logic Studio, Adobe Dreamweaver and more. Working in an exciting, creative and collaborative environment and guided by industry professionals, students are encouraged to stretch their own capabilities and create a range of original pieces of work for their portfolio. Previous students have progressed onto HND, Degree and Masters courses, with others entering into careers in the Creative industries, in areas such as TV production, Music, Photography and Graphic Design.

Music Production

This course is designed to provide students with a wide array of skills associated with the theory and process of making and recording music in the modern digital studio. Students will be introduced to the key concepts of programming, recording, mixing and mastering music and audio in various genres through a series of detailed exercises and practical projects. There is a strong emphasis on the creative adaptation of standard techniques and the development of personal practice.

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