Faculty of Film, Art & Creative Technologies Transitional Studies | Silent Cinema | Screen Skills 1 – Location | Telling Stories | Hollywood Cinema & History of Television | Practical Masterclass | Screen Skills 2 – Studio | Personal Project
BA [Hons] Film
Named by Variety Magazine in 2020 as one of the world’s top film schools, the National Film School at IADT has taught film and television for over 30 years. Graduates work in all sectors of the industry, and have won or been nominated for international awards and festivals including the Academy Awards, Berlin Film Festival, and Cannes.
It provides students with a challenging and creative environment to develop the practical and critical skills necessary to realise your story telling abilities. In Year 1 and 2 you will learn practical and technical skills in script writing, production, direction, cinematography, editing and sound across a range of fiction, non-fiction and experimental work. In the last two years you will specialise in two of these craft areas.
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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
- Work industry placement takes place in Year 3 and informally throughout the four years
- In year 2 & 3 opportunities to study abroad exist through our Erasmus Programme
- 60% of modules are shared in full or in part with BA [Hons] Television
What modules will I study?
Visual Culture – Exploring Visual and Material Culture | Documentary Development & Production | Film as Art | European Cinema Past & Present | Film, Art & Creative Technologies 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
Graduate work 2020
What will I be able to do when I graduate?
Work in film production; television, web & screen industries; and the broader screen arts and cultural sectors. Graduate employment opportunities exist in all levels of the film industry; VFX; television; online content providers; commercial production; production facilities; motion graphics; in house production facilities; and corporate and state bodies.
Pathways for taught and by research postgraduate programmes in film and screen arts include: MA in Screenwriting, MA in Creative Production + Screen Finance, Viewfinder international Joint MA in Cinematography and KinoEyes international Joint MA in Filmmaking.
Graduate work 2019
Young Women in Film Project