New Media Technology College

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New Media Technology College, later rebranded as National Media College, was an educational institution in Dublin, Ireland. Operating from 2000 until 2014, it formerly offered courses in film, photography, animation, game design, music, performing arts, graphic design and journalism.[1][2] In 2014, the college was suspended from a visa program following "serious allegations" regarding its visa management process for international students.[3][4] The college subsequently went into liquidation,[3] and closed in 2014.[5]


New Media Technology College (NMTC) opened in 2000,[1] and initially operated from the basement of 13 Harcourt Street in Dublin city centre.[citation needed] The college later expanded to occupy more of the building,[citation needed] and installed film and multimedia production facilities, edit suites, a digital darkroom, sound recording studio, and photographic studio.[citation needed]

By 2004, NMTC had signed a 2-year deal with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to deliver new media eLearning programmes.[6] A design company, associated with the NMTC, also won a contract to create an animated 3D logo for the EBU, which was shown during the advertising breaks for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest broadcast.[7] Students and staff of the college won Golden Spiders and Digital Media Awards.[2]

In 2013, NMTC rebranded as National Media College (NMC). By 2014, the National Media College (NMC), formerly known as New Media Technology College (NMTC), had been suspended from a visa program for international students after "serious allegations" regarding its visa management process.[3] The college subsequently went into liquidation and closed in 2014.[3][5]


  1. ^ a b "NMTC Prospectus 2010". 2010 – via
  2. ^ a b "NMTC Prospectus 2012". 2012 – via
  3. ^ a b c d "'College took my money, even though it had been suspended'". Independent News & Media. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Hundreds of foreign students never registered as immigrants". Irish Examiner. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2021. The mystery over the Millennium College on Dominick St emerged last night after students were told the institution had closed without warning [..] The issue follows similar problems at separate groups Eden College, National Media College and the Business and Computer Training Institute
  5. ^ a b "Batt O'Keeffe 'astounded' by claims of irregularities at college where he was president". Independent News & Media. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2021. Other colleges that were closed were Millennium College on Lower Dominic Street, Business & Computer Training Institute on Parnell Square and the National Media College (formerly New Media College)
  6. ^ "New Media College Signs Two Year Deal with EBU". 6 May 2004.
  7. ^ "Ireland Bring Technology to Eurovision 2012". 2012.

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