BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production

Course Points
300
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
40 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

The aim of this four-year honours degree course is to produce film & television Production professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to work within the Film and Television industry in Ireland and abroad. The course has been designed to allow students to specialise in areas such as TV Studio Production, Documentary Film Production and Drama Production for Film and Television and it also included an industry work placement in Year 3.

The aim of this course is to produce Film & Television Production professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to work within the Film and Television industry in Ireland and abroad. This programme produces high-functioning generalists in the screen media industries and remains to the forefront of technology-driven trends within the film and television industries.

This 4-year honours degree includes a work placement and allows students to specialise in areas such as TV Studio Production, Documentary Film Production and Drama Production for Film and Television. Practical modules are complemented by a range of theory-driven modules - including Film Studies, Writing for Film and TV and Media Studies.; Students in the 3rd and 4th year of the course also have the opportunity to compete for the Annual John Moore Film Award.

A Dundalk native, Director John Moore began his relationship with DkIT in 2011, when Blaine Rennicks, a fourth year film student won an internal competition for an internship on the set of A Good Day to Die Hard in Budapest. Access to film and television industry professionals is a core feature of the course & lecturers continually invite Industry Professionals to deliver masterclasses and guest lectures and evaluate project pitches from students.

Graduates of this course are recognised as being uniquely situated to work in the film and television industries in Ireland and abroad and have found work in companies such as Big Mountain Productions, One Productions, Vision Independent Productions, Click Media, Egg Post-Production, Setanta Sports and Tailored Films.

Based in the state of the art Carroll’s building on the DKIT Campus, students undertaking this course have a unique opportunity to create ambitious and outstanding work. Previous work by students has been screened at a wide variety of Film festivals both nationally and internationally.

YEAR 1 - Semester 1
(Mandatory)

YEAR 1 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

YEAR 2 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

(Electives)

YEAR 2 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

(Elective)

YEAR 3 - Semester 1:
(Mandatory)

YEAR 3 - Semester 2
(Mandatory)

(Electives)

YEAR 4 - Semester 1
(Mandatory)

YEAR 4 - Semester 2:
(Mandatory)

Notes

(1) Study Abroad - Students may undertake a one-semester placement under the Erasmus Programme to our current approved partners for one semester during stage two of their studies, including the Baltic Film School (Tallinn, Estonia) and San Pablo/UEM (Madrid, Spain).

(2) All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only. The provision of electives each year is subject to numbers enrolling on each elective and available resources.

The BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production aims to produce film and television professionals with the necessary skills and competencies to work within the competitive audio-visual, film and television industry in Ireland and abroad.

Our graduates will be equipped with the core competencies to engage in further professional training for any of the following careers, amongst others:

  • Assistant Director
  • Camera Operator
  • Director
  • Editor (on/off-line)
  • Focus-Puller
  • Lighting Cameraman/Director of Photography
  • Location Manager
  • Producer
  • Production Co-Ordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Scriptwriter
  • Sound Recordist/Mixer.

Graduates from the existing programmes (BA/BA (Hons) in Video & Film Production) thus far have gone on to work in the Film & Television industry in Ireland and abroad, in a range of roles such as

  • Production Manager, Big Mountain Productions
  • Head of Audio Visual, One Productions
  • Editor, Vision Independent Productions
  • Online Video Producer, Click Media
  • Co-founder, Election Training Ireland
  • Camera Operator, aerialfilming.ie
  • Transmission Controller, Setanta Sports; Editor, Tailored Films
  • Production Co-Ordinator, Exposure Films Ltd.
  • Freelance Assistant Editor/ Writer/Camera Operator.

On successful completion of this course, students who obtain Second Class Honours or higher are eligible to be considered for entry to the MA/MSc by Research within the Department of Creative Arts, Media & Music at DkIT.

Students who have successfully completed the first two years of this course and who wish to leave after two years, may be awarded a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Film & Television Production.

Students who have successfully completed the first three years of this course and who wish to leave after three years, may be awarded a Level 7 BA in Film & Television Production.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades

AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7

AND English Grade O3 or H6

PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

Lorcan Dunne (Programme Director)
Phone: +353-0429370200
Email: Lorcan.Dunne@dkit.ie

Course ID DK864
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 300
Places 40
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Creative Arts, Media and Music
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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