BA in Theatre and Film Practice

Course Points
131
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
20 Places

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • This course is very suitable for students who know they want to work in areas of Theatre & Film but have not yet decided on which area to specialise.
  • This course offers a broad range of skill sets.
  • This course offers students the opportunity to become self-starting artists.
  • All practical classes are led by lecturers who have professional industry experience.

Course Summary

This 3-year degree course will provide you with a solid grounding in the practical application of both theatre and film production skills, a mix of which are currently unavailable to prospective students on the island of Ireland at this level, along with key acting skills and a theoretical foundation.

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the practical application of both theatre and film production skills, a mix of which are currently unavailable to prospective students on the island of Ireland at this level, along with key acting skills and a theoretical foundation. 

It will diversify the skills of potential performing arts students by allowing them to develop skills not only in voice, acting and movement, but also in film studies and film production & post-production. 

Uniquely, this course will also allow students the opportunity to gain core skills in technical theatre practice, including set design and construction, sound and lighting design, costume design and stage management. They will also practice promotion, administration and management skills in their third year projects, subject to the modules being available. 

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Creative Collaborative Development
  • Theatre Studies
  • Film Studies (year-long)
  • Introduction to Audio Visual production for stage 
  • Introduction to Theatre Practice - following this module, all students will engage in assessment to determine whether they will take the Theatre Practice (Acting) or Technical Theatre stream in Stage 1, Semester 2 & also throughout Stage 2. N.B. Electives and Streams will run subject to resources.

Semester 2

  • Realistic Theatre and Practice
  • Writing for Film & TV 1
  • Introduction to Audio Visual Post-Production for stage
  • Film Studies (year-long)
  • AND
    • Intermediate Acting
    • Principals of Devising
  • OR
    • Sound for Theatre
    • Stage Management Systems

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Avant-Garde Theatre of the 20th Century

  • Writing for Film & TV 2
  • Multiplatform & Mobile Audio Visual Tools & Techniques
  • AND
    • Advanced Acting
    • Acting for Camera
  • OR
    • Practical Design for Stage
    • Introduction to Lighting Design

Semester 2

  • Directing for Film & Television 1
  • Pre-Twentieth Century Theatre
  • AND
    • Historic Acting Styles
    • Applied Devising
  • OR
    • Technical Theatre
    • Live Sound

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Intermediate Performance
  • Contemporary Theatre and Practice
  • Women in Theatre
  • Radio and Podcast Production Concepts
  • AND
    • Contemporary Musical Theatre
  • OR
    • AV for Theatre Performance

Semester 2

  • Performance Analysis and Criticism
  • Advanced Performance
  • Professional Practice
  • Film Theory OR Holocaust Film and Popular Culture (all students choose one of these electives)

 

Note

(1) 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.

This course is delivered mainly via practical classes with some theatre and film theory being taught through lectures and tutorials.

The BA in Theatre & Film Practice aims to produce theatre and film professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to work as performers or producers within the diverse areas of cultural production both in live, recorded and digital theatrical and film/media formats in Ireland and abroad. 

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

  • Entry level in film and theatre as technicians 
  • Self-starting entrepreneurial performance or creative artist 
  • Independent actor or creative artist who can work across multiple platforms – film/TV/On-line/ installation/Site-specific 
  • Script-Writing 
  • Playwriting - Radio or voice-over performance 
  • Arts Administration - Facilitator -  Community artist - Events/festival management 

Progression Opportunities: On successful completion of this course, students who obtain a GPA of 50 or above as per institute guidelines are eligible to be considered for entry to a number of add-on Level 8 courses within the Department of Creative Media, Arts and Music:

These courses would be particularly suited to students who wish to develop a Film/Media specialism following their Level 7 degree. For those students who would prefer to focus on theatre and drama there are currently options external to DkIT - students will be advised on same by their lecturers.

There are also a variety of options external to DKiT and students can be advised of these by their lecturers.

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 one H5 Grade, OR Minimum Points Score of 200
→ AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
→ AND English Grade O5 or H6


Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include:

→ Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ English at:

    • GCSE Grade C 
    • Or AS Level: Grade D
    • Or A Level Grade E

→ One subject at:

    • 'A Level’ (Grade A* - E or better)
    • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • 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).

→ The remaining subjects must be different from those listed 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).

This course is best-suited to students who are interested in Theatre and Film in it's various forms.

Mark Fearon (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 42 9370812
Email: mark.fearon@dkit.ie

There is the option of attending an interview to increase the prospective student's points total.

There is the possibility for students who do not meet the matriculation leaving cert maths requirement to take a relevant maths test for entry if there are places available.

Course ID DK770
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 131
Places 20
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
DK770.

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Northern Ireland & UK

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