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Undergraduate

BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production

From script to screen, create captivating moments
DK864
246 Points

CAO Code

DK864

Start Date

September 2024

Course Capacity

40

Duration

4 Years

Work Placement

Yes

NFQ Level

8

Discipline Area

Creative Arts, Media & Music

Course Type

Undergraduate

Study Mode

Full-Time

Delivery

On Campus

Course Overview

This course encompasses everything from pre-production planning and scriptwriting to filming, editing, and postproduction. Students will learn to harness creativity, innovation, and collaboration, and the practical aspects of mounting a production, such as budgeting, location scouting, casting, production design, filming, and post-production. Students will learn in our state-of-the-art TV studio and be part of multiple practical projects to put their skills into action. Students can specialise in areas such as Documentary Film Production and Drama Production for Film and Television in their final year project.

Students benefit from the guidance of industry experts, participate in the Annual John Moore Film Award competition, and secure employment in renowned companies like the BBC and Universal. The course is housed in the state-of-the-art Carroll's building on the DkIT Campus, providing students with an ideal environment to create exceptional work. In Year 3, students embark on an industry work placement that will enhance their skills and broaden their professional network.

The students and graduates of this course have gained recognition and success at prestigious film festivals and industry awards. Their outstanding work has been acknowledged at events including the Irish Film and Television Awards, Los Angeles Cinematography Awards, Dublin International Film Festival, and Royal Television Society Awards. 

What makes this course different

Work Experience

In 3rd Year students undertake a 4 week work placement with Film & TV companies across Ireland and further afield.

DkIT

World-renowned Education Partner

World-renowned Blackmagic Design is a key education partner for this dynamic course, training professionals in Film & Television Production. 

DkIT

Excellent Career Opportunities

Over 90% of our students are in work or further study after graduating. (DkIT/HEA Graduate Survey)

Understanding the Industry

The film and TV production industry is a captivating realm that brings stories to life through the magic of visual storytelling. Skilled professionals in this industry work tirelessly to create immersive worlds, capture compelling performances, and weave together breathtaking visuals. From blockbuster movies to gripping TV series, this industry is constantly pushing the boundaries of imagination. It is a dynamic playground where directors, cinematographers, actors, editors, and visual effects artists unite to craft unforgettable experiences that transport audiences to new realms of entertainment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have successfully secured positions in esteemed companies such as Virgin Media, Joe.ie, BBC Current Affairs, Big Mountain Productions, Newstalk, Banjoman Films and OneMile Studios. These leading companies highly value the expertise and skills developed by the graduates, underscoring the course's reputation for producing highly capable professionals in the field of Film & Television Production. Graduates of this course worked on the Oscar-winning film, An Irish Goodbye.

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

  • Director
  • Online/Offline Editor
  • 1st/2nd Assistant Camera
  • Director of Photography
  • Colourist
  • Location Manager
  • Producer
  • Production Co-Ordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant
  • Scriptwriter
  • Sound Recordist/Mixer
  • Assistant Director
  • Camera Operator
  • Vision Mixer
  • Floor Manager

Course Delivery and Modules

The course focuses on practical skills and industry relevance, allowing students to specialise in areas such as Post Production, Cinematography, Audio, TV Studio Production, Documentary Film Production, and Drama Production for Film and TV. Practical modules are complemented by a range of theory-driven modules - including Film Studies, Writing for Film and TV and Television Studies.

  • Year 1

    • Academic Writing & Research Skills
    • 35mm Photography
    • Previsualisation for Film & TV
    • Intro to Cinematography, Audio and Post Production
    • Television Studies
    • Film Studies
    • Introduction to Production Studies
    • Intro to TV Studio Production
    • Writing for Film & TV
    • World Cinema
  • Year 2

    • Writing for Film & TV
    • Intermediate TV Studio Production
    • European Cinema
    • Legal & Ethical Issues in Film & Television
    • Intermediate Cinematography and Post
    • Documentary Production: Theory and Practice
    • Sound Design for Film & TV
    • Directing for Film & Television
    • Intermediate Production Studies

    Electives:

    • Semester Abroad
  • Year 3

    • Film Project
    • Writing for Film & TV
    • Production Management
    • Adv Cinematography, Audio and Post
    • Work Placement
    • Production Design for Film and Television
    • Creative Documentary
    • Film Theory
    • Industry Studies

    Electives:

    • Advanced Digital Photography, Holocaust Film and Popular Culture, Advanced Visual Effects for Film and Television
  • Year 4

    • Writing for Film & TV
    • Research Methods for Film
    • Advanced TV Studio Operations
    • Major Project
    • Advanced Film Theory
    • The Contemporary Irish Screen Landscape
    • Freelancing for Film & TV
    • Directing for Film & Television

Work Placement

In 3rd Year students undertake a 4 week work placement with Film & TV companies across Ireland and further afield.

Professional Accreditations

World-renowned Blackmagic Design is a key education partner for this dynamic course, training professionals in Film & Television Production. DkIT is one of only 10 key Education Partners with Blackmagic Design in Europe and is the only Irish Educational Partner.

Students will have an opportunity to sit accredited Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve exams for user certification. In addition, DkIT is also an Avid Educational Partner, which will also allow students an opportunity to sit accredited exams for user certification in Media Composer and Pro-Tools.

  • DKIT

Education Progression

Graduates of the programme may wish to pursue their education further leading to the award of a MA or PhD.

Graduates with an Honours Degree (Level 8) qualification (minimum 2nd class honours) are eligible to undertake postgraduate studies at Masters level in a relevant area. There are a range of DKIT accredited Masters (Level 9) taught programmes available. Postgraduate research opportunities, either a Research Masters or PhD are also available within the Department of Creative Arts, Media & Music at DKIT.

Fees and Funding

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

Entry Requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements below, English Grade 03 or H6. Applicants from NI/UK require a GCSE English Grade A or AS Level Grade C or A Level Grade D. A Pass at A-Level in Moving Images Arts with GCSE English Grade C or AS English Grade E is also accepted.

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points

246

How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK864
Apply on CAO

Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry into year  2, 3, or 4 of a course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.

Closing Date: 6th June
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International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production please ask it below and we will get back to you.


Dr Eamonn Crudden

Programme Director

Email: eamonn.crudden@dkit.ie

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).