BA in Theatre and Film Practice
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:
- Creative Collaborative Development
- Theatre Studies
- Film Studies (year-long)
- Introduction to Digital Audio/Visual Techniques (year-long)
- 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.
Stage 1, Semester 2:
- Storytelling, Creativity and Innovation
- Realistic Theatre and Practice
- Intermediate Theatre Practice (Acting)
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)
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)
(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.
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
- Playwriting - Radio or voice-over performance
- Arts Administration - Facilitator - Speech and drama teaching - 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.
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:
Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including:
- At least one H5 Grades
- AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
- AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
- PLUS minimum points score of 200
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 (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
- One subjects at either:
- ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - E)
- AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
- AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction).
- AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma. Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction)
- The remaining subjects must be different from those 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 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
- AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
|School||School of Informatics & Creative Arts|
|Department||Creative Arts, Media and Music|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
How to Apply
All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
Northern Ireland & UK
Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.