Griffith College

BA in Film and Television Production

BA in Film and Television Production

BA in Film and Television Production

Have a passion for filmmaking and storytelling on screen? This all-action course with a huge focus on building practical skills will help you direct the career of your dreams.

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production Introduction
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:7
Duration:3 Years Full Time.

Interested in filmmaking and storytelling on screen? 
This course has been created for people who’ve already started to experiment in these areas. Delivered in association with Pulse College and Windmill Lane Recording Studios, the course will help you turn your passion into a fulfilling career.

You’ll already have a fascination for film and television, and how it’s produced. This course aims to develop the essential practical skills and knowledge required to work in the dynamic area of film and television production. Students will use TV studio, film and television production equipment and computer technologies as a central part of the course curriculum - this course gives you the chance to build strong practical skills.

Year 1
The first year helps you establish introductory level practical skills and insights to the field of film production, with a focus on developing your creative and technical skills. 

After year one, you will have a working knowledge of a digital camera, lighting, sound, and editing, and the associated software, hardware and equipment, screenwriting, and online screen media. Modules are taught assuming no prior knowledge and skills acquired in individual modules are interconnected, reinforcing one another. This course reflects established industry practice, and you’ll be getting ready to produce short documentary and drama projects at this stage.

Year 2
The second stage of the programme is designed to deepen your understanding of a range of production based activities. You’ll get to complete a significant amount of individual and group work - continuously building your experience and adding to your portfolio. 

Working in groups, you’ll be allocated different roles within film and TV projects and gain first-hand experience of leading, supporting and subordinate roles. During the year, you will complete a 7 minute documentary as the director. In three other documentaries, you’ll have different key crew member roles. You’ll also be a crew member in three webisodes and write a webisode screenplay. Finally, each student will be a key crew member in an ‘as-live’ broadcast.

Year 3
In your final year, your understanding of film and television production is advanced significantly. You’ll also pursue and develop your areas for specialist production activity. 

Students choose three out of five electives in stage 3. Elective choices include Advanced Digital Editing and Screenwriting for Features and Television, Advanced Postproduction Sound, Image Mastering and Grading, and Advanced Cinematography. 

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

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production Overview
Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Applications Technology
Digital Cinematography
Digital Photography
Film History
Film and Televisual Culture I
Location Sound
Online Screen Media
Production & Direction for Film and Television
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester 0
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 3 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Advanced VFX
Film and Visual Culture
Independent Project
Marketing, Distribution & Exhibition
Major Project
Research Methods
Year 3 Electives
Semester 0
Advanced Cinematography
Advanced Digital Editing
Advanced Postproduction Sound
Image Mastering and Grading
Screenwriting for Features and Television
Entry Requirements
General Requirements

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


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.


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

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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.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: 
Full time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 7,250.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 10,500.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 10,500.00
How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2016 must apply through the CAO system Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2016 applications.

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2016 (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 before the 19th of September 2016. Part-time Applicants that are under 23 years on Jan 1st 2016 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.

Academic Progression: 

You may also go even further and study one of the three specialist media Masters programmes offered here at Griffith College. You may also consider pursuing other postgraduate options at prestigious academic institutions across the UK and Europe.

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production Academic Progression
Career Progression: 

Following successful completion of this programme, you will be in a position to progress into the following areas of film, television and documentary production: directing, editing, cinematography, research, sound design, location sound, screenwriting, VFX, production design and producing. 

Former graduates of this course have gone on to work in RTE, TV3 and TG4 as camera operators, researchers, location directors and editors. They have also won national and international awards including multiple National Student Media Awards and a documentary IFTA award. 

Film Production graduates have achieved amazing success such as:
-    founding their own production companies, 
-    winning international awards (including the Canadian International Film Festival) for short film, 
-    worked on documentaries (TV3), in sound (RTE, Windmill Lane Recording Studios), produces music videos and worked with corporate clients (such as Culture Night), 
-    work in postproduction (Windmill Lane Pictures) and production companies (such as Brown Bag animation).

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production Career Progression

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.