BA [Hons] Film
Get the opportunity to develop a range of practical and critical skills necessary to realise and practice ‘traditional’ film and the necessary understanding of new and emerging modes of practice within film production. This practice-based, taught programme is a challenging and exciting opportunity for anyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge of film production.
There is significant crossover between the BA (Hons) Film and BA (Hons) Television, with 60% of modules shared in full or in part. Terms 1-3 are fully shared; Terms 4 & 5 are separate; and Terms 6-8 are 60% integrated. However, the Film programme is concerned with authorship and agency. It provides a creative and intellectually stimulating environment for the creation of new work and the development of advanced skills.
Work industry placement takes place formally in Year 3 and informally throughout the four years. Opportunities to study abroad exist through Erasmus Programme partnerships with world-class film schools and study trips. These are possible in Year 2 and Year 3 for one semester or a full year.
What will I do?
- Learn practical skills in: production, script, direction, cinematography, lighting, sound and editing, drama, documentary, commercials, promotional, non-narrative and educational programming Learn all modern online and traditional distribution modes.
- Get hands-on production experience and access to world-class facilities.
- Advance your practical film-making skills while developing strong and creative storytelling abilities.
What will I be able to do when I graduate?
Professional pathways lead to careers in film production, television, web & screen industries and the broader screen arts and cultural sectors. Graduate employment opportunities exist in many areas, including: all levels of the film industry, VFX, television, online content providers, advertising agencies, production facilities, motion graphics, in house production facilities, state bodies and any group involved in the creation and distribution of screen content.
What modules will I study?
FFACT Transitional Studies, Silent Cinema, Screen Skills 1 – Location, Telling Stories, Hollywood Cinema & History of Television, Practical Masterclass, Screen Skills 2 – Studio, Personal Project.
Visual Culture – Exploring Visual and Material Culture, Documentary Development & Production, Film as Art, European Cinema Past & Present, FACT Elective, Visual Drama Development, Visual Drama Production and Post-Production.
Irish Film History Past and Present, The Old Masters, Fiction – Narrative Drama Development & Research, Micro Drama Location Filming, Thesis Research and Preparation, Business & Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice, Professional Practice and Placement.
Minor Project – Thesis – Major Project.
Cost for materials and/or field trips
Allow approximately €750-€1000 per year (for production-related costs, equipment and software purchases, field trips, etc.) We advise you to budget for costs associated with the graduate project / exhibition in your final year.