BA in Theatre and Film Practice

Course Points
184
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

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.

Stage 1, Semester 1:

*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.

Stage 1, Semester 2:

OR

Stage 2, Semester 3:

  • Writing for Film & TV 1
  • Intermediate Audio/Visual Production (year-long)
  • Non-Realistic Theatre and Practice
  • Creative Design (taken by students on Technical Theatre stream)
  • Advanced Theatre Practice (Acting) (year-long - taken by students on Theatre Practice (Acting) stream)
  • European Cinema OR Legal & Ethical Issues in Creative Media (all students choose one of these electives)

Stage 2, Semester 4:

  • Directing for Film & Television 1
  • Pre-Twentieth Century Theatre and Practice
  • World Cinema OR Music in Film (all students choose one of these electives)
  • Advanced Technical Theatre (taken by students on Technical Theatre stream - follows Creative Design module in ----------Semester 3)

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 University of Hildesheim, Germany UEM (Madrid, Spain), amongst others.

Stage 3, Semester 5:

  • Writing for Film & TV 2
  • Advanced Audio/Visual Production (year-long)
  • Performance Studies Theory and Practice (year-long)
  • Intermediate Performance
  • Contemporary Theatre and Practice

Stage 3, Semester 6:

  • Performance Analysis and Criticism
  • Advanced Performance
  • Film Theory OR Radio Production (all students choose one of these electives)


Throughout their studies, students also have the option of completeing an additional 5ECTS Service Learning - Creative Media module, aimed to encourage students to participate in activities that will enhance their personal and professional development. This could include volunteering activities with a voluntary/charitable body or work experience with a Creative Media company and/or lecturer working on an Industry project that are taken on above and beyond the student's timetabled class hours

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 - Speech and drama teaching - Community artist - Events/festival management

Follow On Programmes:

  • BA (Hons) in Video & Film Production
  • BA (Hons) in Communications in Creative Multimedia;

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.

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

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

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

Course ID DK770
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 184
Places 20
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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