01.23.23 Micro Credential in Motion Picture Engineering

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Course Title: Motion Picture Engineering

Commences: Week Commencing January 23rd, 2023
Duration: 12 weeks – Accredited
Cost Per Participant: €1400 (€2,000 without IMTSkillnet Subsidy)
Max Participants: 5
Venue: Classroom Based

Course Coordinator: Professor Anil Kokaram  – anil.kokaram@tcd.ie
Course Director: Professor Anil Kokaram

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Micro-credentials are a new and exciting academic offering. They are short, accredited learning experiences that facilitate flexible and innovative professional development and lifelong learning.

Why should I take this micro-credential?

This micro-credential has been developed to benefit engineers interested in learning more about the design of engineering systems that enable video streaming and cinema production platforms or those designing image enhancement technology or embarking on a graduate degree in Video Engineering.

Engineers with a background in Information Science and Engineering including Electronics, Computer Science, Mathematics would be well prepared for this micro-credential.

Learners will advance their professional competencies through coursework targeted at industry standard video processing platforms including NUKE and ffmpeg and taught by an Academy Award winner in motion picture effects.

Learners will consider design and deployment of both video compression technologies and video processing enhancement tasks for the cinema and media streaming industry.

You will use the cinema industry standard NUKE compositing platform to develop your own application for a cinema effect.

You will write a short scientific paper about your effect including reporting on visual fidelity and computational complexity.

You will also attend guest lectures from internationally acclaimed industry experts.

You will learn about engineering design in both high end postproduction and best in class streaming media workflows.
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The credit value of this micro-credential is 10 ECTS (NFQ Level 9). The European Credit Transfer System is a commonly used credit system, recognised by Trinity College Dublin and by awarding bodies across the EU and in some other countries.

Your learning in this micro-credential will be assessed using authentic assessment that is directly related to your industry.
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This micro-credential is built around 5 contact hours per week.
There is a fixed 3 hour block for practical work and 1 hour blocks for lecture material every week.

The first part of the micro-credential gives you both the mathematical underpinnings of algorithms for
rotoscoping, matting and motion estimation and the practice of developing your own tool in a high end

In the second part you will learn about the fundamentals of video compression technology and how that is applied to content aware transcoding.

Finally,  the course is interspersed with domain insights from practitioners in industry e.g., Google, YouTube, BBC, Facebook, Foundry, Weta, and others.

What Are The Prerequisites?

  • Graduate engineering knowledge in DSP/Signals and Systems or equivalent experience.
  • Level 8 award. 2.1 grade Engineering or Cognate Discipline.
  • CV & transcript.

How do I Apply?

Click here to find out more and apply for this micro-credential via TCD, or you can email micro-credentials@tcd.ie or book a call with Trinity personnel.

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If you are a Republic of Ireland resident and a company employee or a sole trader or freelancer, then you may qualify for the Immersive Technologies Skillnet talent development subsidy.

Fill out this application form.

If you secure a place on the course via the Trinity application process, then you will be contacted by Immersive Technologies Skillnet to register with us and pay before 31st December 2022 to secure a place.

Payments can be made either through a secure Paypal link or via Company invoice.
Please choose your payment method on the subsidy application form above.

Closing Date: 12th December 2022
Course Application: via TCD


  • Motion Picture Engineering
    23rd January 2023 - 31st March 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Venue Phone: +353 1 896 1000
Venue Website:

Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin, Leinster, D2