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DL 834 - BA (Honours) in Film and Television Production

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology
Fee: -
Duration: 4 Years
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details

This course is a challenging and exciting opportunity for anyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge of cinema, film and television. It focuses on developing practical filmmaking and television production skills alongside strong, creative storytelling abilities. Graduates have gone on to work with major Irish and international production and postproduction companies as well as all the major broadcasters, including BBC, RTÉ, TV3, and TG4. As part of a European Film Research module, each February second year students attend the Berlin Film Festival, one of the principal film festivals in the world. The trip includes visits to the Film Market, to workshops and seminars, to premiere festival screenings and to a number of networking events.


What will I do?

–– Get practical tuition in production, script, direction, cinematography, lighting, sound and editing, television programming, drama, documentary, commercials, promotional, experimental and educational programming.

–– Benefit from hands-on production experience and easy access to excellent facilities in the National Film School building.


What modules will I study?

Year 1

Script, Production + Direction | Technical Craft Skills | Shooting Techniques for Film + Television | Cinema + Television History | Script to Screen I | Personal Vision – Personal Project | Philosophical Tradition + Aesthetics | Common Faculty Module.

Year 2

Narrative Development Skills | Location Filming | Television Production | Film as Art | European Cinema | Irish Television | Script to Screen II | Faculty Elective.

Year 3

Documentary Tradition + the Irish Film Industry | Film + Television Workplace Environment (Industry Focus) | Multicamera Television Drama Production | Documentary + Short Film Production | Sound + Moving Image | Thesis Research + Preparation.

Year 4

Thesis | Main Project – Stage I – development module | Major Project


A portfolio submission is required for this course.

CAO Application Deadline: 1st February annually.

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