News items from BCFEBallyfermot CFE


With the days getting longer and brighter we in BCFE are feeling the benefits of the longer days. We also have more to celebrate and share with you in particular the fact that 6 of our Animation Graduates made it onto the Animation Dingle Official Selection 2021 and one of our Rock School students has been signed by Columbia Records UK. We’re also looking forward to meeting many prospective applicants at our virtual Open Day. For more details read on.


Work by BCFE HND in Television graduates features in recent news coverage on Mother and Baby Homes Report



Excerpts from a BCFE television students’ production recently featured on various news outlets covering publication of the Mother and Baby Homes report. The full video where the excerpts were taken from can be viewed on the relevant page on the Irish Independent website. The production team included Rachel Gregan who also won the “TV Production of the Year” at the 2020 SMedia awards for her documentary “Ethan”.


BCFE Virtual Open Day in conjunction with Career Path Expo,  March 10th and 11th

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Still weighing up your options for 3rd level education? CAO applications surged to almost 80,000 applicants this year so it is time to consider other options. Ballyfermot College of Further Education has much to offer school-leavers. All our level 5 & 6 courses are both preuniversity courses & prepare students for the world of work. We also offer 3 top up BA Hons degrees/Level 8 in Media Production Management, Animation and Games Design. You will be able to chat with the team about opportunities at the college this March 10th and 11th. Applications are now open on our website so apply to

Career Path Expo is a FREE two day online fair that allows secondary students chat with colleges, guidance counsellors and even employers about what path best suits them after leaving school.

Register today for FREE ADMISSION.



Six BCFE Recent Graduates make the Animation Dingle Official Selection 2021.


Many congratulations to five of our Animation graduates, and Aurelie Gauthier who graduated from the media degree, who all made the Animation Dingle Official Selection 2021.

These are:

A Good Boy // Director/Writer: Declan Davis

Glitch // Director/Writer: Rose Telford, Writer: Sarah Quinlan

Home Turf // Director/Writer: Matthew O’Keeffe, Writers: Robyn Coleman, Dylan Yap

Looking For Freedom // Director/Writer/Producer: Aurelie Gauthier

Regathering // Director: Patrick Naughton

The First Step // Director: Emma Cummins

This promises to be a very exciting event, and will be held virtually on March 24th and 25th.


BCFE Rock School student Lucy Blue signs to Columbia Records UK

BCFE Rock School celebrates the major label signing of current second year student Lucy McDonnell to Columbia Records in the UK. She is pictured (left) at the signing with label president Ferdy Unger-Hamilton (who has worked closely in the past with Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Haim and Michael Kiwanuka). Lucy is overjoyed with this exciting development in her career. Rock School Coordinator, Eamon Brady, says: “Lucy is one of the most talented young songwriters I’ve come across and I’m not one bit surprised there was such interest in her signature from the biggest labels in world music. All of us in the Rock School wish Lucy the very best of luck for the future. The sky’s the limit in terms of what she can achieve.” If you are interested in a career in Contemporary Music Performance or Songwriting why not consider applying to one of Europe’s longest-running and most successful performance courses. Applications open soon and you can apply here.

See Lucy’s Instagram post on this topic and her Twitter feed.


Ready for the Open Day