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BA in Film and Television Production

BA in Film and Television Production

Overview

This all-action course, with a huge focus on building practical skills, will help you direct the career of your dreams.

Delivered in association with Pulse College and Windmill Lane Recording Studios, this exciting course has been created for people who have a passion for film making and storytelling on screen and have already started to experiment in these areas.

Why Study Film and Television Production at Griffith College?

The BA Film and Television Production is conducted on a full-time basis over a three-year period. The aim of the course is to assist enthusiastic students in developing the essential practical skills and knowledge required to work in the dynamic area of film and television production.

  • You will gain a solid understanding and working knowledge of a digital camera, lighting, sound, and editing, associated software, hardware and equipment, screenwriting, and online screen media.
  • You will develop strong practical skills with the use of TV studio, film and television production equipment and computer technologies a central part of the course curriculum.
  • You will build a strong portfolio of your work and participate in a number of exciting projects including directing your own 7-minute documentary and acting as a key crew member in an ‘as-live’ broadcast.
  • Form your career path with further specialisation in three elective choices out of the five award-winning modules.
  • Option to further your studies in media with progression to Griffith's three specialist media Masters programmes.

Intake Dates

Our intake for this course commences on the 17th of September, 2018.

Are you applying through the CAO?

Download our 2018 CAO Toolkit for everything you need to know about applying to the CAO!

What our students say

The support, stimulation and encouragement offered throughout this course was as integral as the formal education I received and has provided me with a confidence and skill-set to progress both myself and my photography to new levels. The personal journey was as important as the core content of the course for me.

Anthony Griffin
BA in Photographic Media
Course details

Students choose three out of five electives in Year 3

You will also complete a major project allowing you scope to integrate your skills and personal perspectives to a professional standard.

Core Subjects
Year One
  • Applications Technology
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Digital Photography
  • Film History
  • Film and Televisual Culture I
  • Location Sound
  • Online Screen Media
  • Production & Direction for Film and Television
  • Screenwriting
Year Two
  • Advanced Audio and Postproduction Sound
  • Applied Digital Cinematography
  • Advanced Screenwriting
  • Contemporary Film and Television
  • Digital Editing for Film and Television
  • Film & Televisual Culture II
  • Industry Skills & Professional Practice
  • Production and Direction for Film and Television II
  • Television Studio Principles
  • VFX for Film & Television
Year Three
  • Advanced VFX
  • Film and Visual Culture
  • Independent Project
  • Marketing, Distribution & Exhibition
  • Major Project
  • Research Methods
Electives
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Advanced Digital Editing
  • Advanced Postproduction Sound
  • Image Mastering and Grading
  • Screenwriting for Features and Television

Course Contacts

Timetables
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language).

How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.

Applicants over 23 years

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 (Mature Students) or Part-Time Applicants must apply directly. Mature students will be asked for a copy of their passport and applications should be made by September 2018. Part-time Applicants that are under 23 years on Jan 1st, 2018 will be asked for a copy of their passport, Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.

When our Admissions team receive your application they will be in contact with you directly.

If you wish to apply for advanced entry onto the course, please apply directly and a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss your application.

Fees
Tuition Fees
Irish/EU

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 7,400.00

International

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 10,500.00

Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 10,500.00

EU Living Abroad: EUR 8,400.00

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.

Progression

Academic Progression

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. If you graduate from this programme you are eligible to enter the final year of the BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media.

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression

Through the BA in Film and Production, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong portfolio and developed strong studio & TV production skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Video Production Consultant
  • Production Manager
  • Field Producer
  • Script Development
  • Media Consultant
  • Cinematography
  • Sound Design
  • Screenwriting
  • Camera Operator
  • Location Manager
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