BA in Film & Creative Media

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Overview

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Overview


What is Film & Creative Media?

Given the ever-increasing demand for creative content creation using film and creative media across all areas of enterprise, coupled with technological transformations there exists a growing demand for employees who have filmmaking, storytelling, audio, project management and production skills and competencies. This programme will prepare students for the challenges of our society and of our evolving technologies in the future of work while developing the work-ready skills. This programme designed to appeal to students seeking to gain critical exposure to creative media and film practices as well as gain work experience and applied learning for a future career in the creative media sector.

Aims and Objectives

The BA in Film and Creative Media (Level 7, 180 ECTS) combines traditional communication and media production skills such as photography and video production, project management and professional practice, with technical training in multimedia production, processes and design. It’s a 3 year programme emphasising experimentation and creativity, teamwork and collaboration, design and innovation in developing student’s practical skills. Students will also be able to develop key transferable skills applicable to a broad range of artistic, commercial, industrial and public sector environments.
In addition, graduates will present Creative Portfolio which will be exhibited at the annual end of year DBS Arts Week Creative Showcase event providing students with an opportunity to network and connect with the industry.

Objectives:

  • Help students relate communication technologies with narrative possibilities and a perspective on telling stories to defined audiences.

  • Assist students to competently realise projects using audio and video software, camera equipment and storytelling devices that create meaning to a defined audience or client.

  • Develop students' knowledge of the theoretical and methodological skills necessary for producing a creative portfolio of work

  • Provide students with an understanding of the processes underlying creativity and innovation.

  • Place the students understandings of film and creative media within its cultural context 

  • Enable students to operate within creative workplaces cognisant of professional practices and industry codes of behaviour.

 

Teaching and Assessment

 

The BA in Film and Creative Media provides a flexible, multimodal, active, peer-led, experiential and reflective learning environment for students. Modules will be delivered in a hybrid mode through a mix of guest lectures, workshops, study-tours, case studies, seminars, tutoring, laboratory/practical sessions, work-based learning, simulation activities, video role plays and much more. This will be facilitated by teaching styles and methods adopted and by placing greater emphasis on practically focused assessment. The assessment methods will range from media artefacts, essays, blogs, reports, presentations, in-class tests to photo-essays.

The assessment will be 100% continuous assessment.

Course Content

 

The BA in Film & Creative Media programme has the following content

Year 1

Sem

Year 2

Sem

Year 3

Sem

 Digital Film Production

 1

 Professional Practice: The Creative Workplace

 3

 Audio for Podcasting, Performance & Radio

 5

 New Media Writing

 1

 Audio Tech & Techniques

 3 and 4

 Exploring Popular Culture

 5

 Multimedia Tools

 1 and 2

 Principles: Light, Camera, Photography

 3 and 4

 Professional Practice: Project Management

 5 and 6

 Investigating the Creative Media Industry

 1 and 2

 Software 1: Professional Editing Platforms

 3 and 4

 Camerawork

 5 and 6

 Film, Cinema and Screen Today

 1 and 2

 The Moving Image

 3 and 4

 Scriptwriting and Development

5 and 6

 Creativity & Design in Practice

 1 and 2

 Media & Identity

 3 and 4

 Software 2: Animation, Titles and Publishing

 

 Sound Production

 2

 Writing for Screen Media

 4

 Audio for Film & Screen

 6

 Storytelling in the Digital Age

 2

 

 

 Contemporary Film & Television

 6

 

 

 

 

 Creative Projects

 6

Structure


Year 1 is the Fundamental stage. It provides the students with foundational knowledge and an understanding of general and basic film and media techniques, ideas and concepts.
Year 2 is the Developmental stage. It will allow the students to gain more experience in visual and audio techniques.
Year 3 is the Competent stage. At the final year students will act more autonomously in using audio and visual techniques in the creation of a Creative Projects Portfolio.

 
This programme has five streams:

  • Professional Practice – 25 ECTS

  • Writing and Creation – 45 ECTS

  • Theory and Context – 50 ECTS

  • Audio Production – 30 ECTS

  • Visual Production – 30 ECTS

     


Career Opportunities


Graduates of BA in Film and Creative Media will be able to work in supervised technical positions or acting as crew-members for a larger production. This programme is designed for content creators, artists and filmmakers or those who aspire to enter these roles. It will be of interest to employees in the creative industries and allied fields interested in moving to a content creator role.

In addition, many graduates can operate as freelance, project or portfolio-based workers. A range of employment opportunities is possible in areas such as:

  • Film, TV, and Animation

  • Independent Live Action Production

  • Social Media content creation

  • In-House (i.e., broadcaster) Production

  • Animation

  • Post-Production and VFX

  • Distribution

  • Cinema Exhibition

  • TV Broadcasting, and

  • Video on Demand



Graduates of this programme may also progress to the final year of the Level 8 programmes the BA in (Hons) Film & Creative Media.


Fees

The fees for Full-time BA in Film & Creative Media are €5,895 per annum for EU students.

Click here to view international fees. 

For a full list of Full-Time Undergraduate fees for 2020/2021 click here. You can also contact our admissions team who will also be able to advise on the payment options available to you.

Fees quoted cover the annual cost of tuition, registration and examinations and are EU fees only.Non-EU students please refer to the International section of the website.Please note also that tax relief is available on fees for Irish income tax payers at the standard rate of 20% on all fees exceeding €3,000 and up to €7,000.

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration offered by Dublin Business School (DBS) are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) (b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby in the event that DBS ceases to provide the programme, for any reason, after learners have started on that programme, Kaplan Inc., as guarantor, will refund the moneys most recently paid by or for the learner.   More details are included in the terms and conditions of learner admission to DBS (https://www.dbs.ie/terms-and-conditions) and on programme handbooks provided at induction.

Next Steps

Before making an application please ensure you are aware of all our entry requirements.

School Leaver Applicants

Application for first year full-time QQI programmes in the college is through the CAO System. The CAO system applies only to applications for first year admissions to undergraduate full-time day programmes described in the prospectus, which have a CAO Course code www.cao.ie.  

Application forms and the CAO Handbook are both supplied by the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway or from your Career Guidance Counsellor.

Mature Applicants

If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the programme for which they are applying. Please forward documentation such as any relevant transcripts, a CV or any other related documentation to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted. 

Transfer Students

Students holding a relevant Certificate, Diploma or other relevant third level qualification may qualify for entry to the second or third year of degree programme. Transfer applications to the second or third year full-time programmes are to be made directly to the college. Students should send copies of their examination transcripts and other relevant documentation along with their application form (available from the School / College) to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.   

EU Citizens

A European (EU) Application is one made by a person: 
(a) who is permanently a resident in one of the member states of the European Union and/or 
(b) who will have received full-time second level education, for three of the five years immediately before the date of proposed admission, in member states.

Non-EU Applicants

Non - EU applicants should contact directly the International Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.

Application fee to CAO

Early applicants to CAO can benefit from a reduced fee of €30 for early online applications. There is a standard application fee of €45 made payable to CAO on submitting your CAO application form or online application to www.cao.ie before the normal closing date. Late applicants will be charged €90 for paper applications and €60 for online applications.

 
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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 2020

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
QQI AWARD LOGO (1)
Award: Ordinary Bachelor Degree
NFQ Level:
Level 7
Award Title:
BA in Film & Creative Media
Award Type: Major
Duration: 3 Years
CAO Code: DB576

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