BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production

Course Points
301
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
40 Places

Course Summary

Delivered by highly respected professionals, using industry standard equipment, this four year honours degree is practically based, designed specifically to prepare you for the workplace and to advance your skills to the highest level. The course is over 60% practical and 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. It also includes an industry work placement in Year 4. 86% of our students are in work or further study after graduating.

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.

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

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

Graduates thus far have gone on to work in the Film & Television industry in Ireland and abroad, in a range of roles such as:

  • Facilities Manager, Promenade Post Production
  • Production Manager, Big Mountain Productions
  • Head of Audio Visual, One Productions
  • Editor, Vision Independent Productions
  • Online Video Producer, Click Media
  • Digital Media Designer, BoyleSports
  • 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

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

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.

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 6 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English at GCSE Grade A or AS Level Grade C or A Level Grade E or better
  • Two subjects at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade min: MMP)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
  • And a minimum score of 300 points

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

Course ID DK864
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 301
Places 40
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Creative Arts, Media and Music
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK864.

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Northern Ireland & UK

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