Diploma in European and World Cinema

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


European and World

Click here to view provisional Spring 2018 timetable.

The Diploma in European and World Cinema is an opportunity for film-lovers to watch and discuss many of the major milestones in the history of European and World cinema. Each week a film will be introduced and then viewed in its entirety. Students will then be given an opportunity to reflect upon the film and the issues that it raises.

Programme Aims and Objectives

This diploma is designed to offer an introductory overview of significant developments in the history of the medium. In order to do this the diploma will also consider issues of national identity, personal endeavour, industrial development and critical reception with a view to developing an understanding of how cinema might be understood today.

Upon completion of the programme students should have acquired the skills to:

• Identify key issues in the history of European and World cinema

• Identify critical milestones in the development of the medium

• Position individual films within their cultural context

• Show an understanding of the contributions made by individual directors to this history

• Identify certain defining features of individual national cinemas and discuss them with a degree of confidence.

Programme Content

​Core Modules

Art Films and Auteurs

Documentary and National Identity

New Waves in European Cinema

Avant-​Garde and Experimental Cinema

European Genre Cinema

Nostalgia and Heritage

Post-war Japanese Cinema

Cinema and Censorship.


To be awarded the Diploma in European & World Cinema, a student will be required to complete a written assignment (100%) at the end of the course. The assignment will take the part of a critical review of one film, director or issue considered on the Diploma. In addition to completing this programme, students will have developed the ability to critically analyse some of cinema’s most significant contributions from the 20th and 21st century.


Each week a relevant film is introduced and then viewed in its entirety. Once the film is finished, students on the Diploma will engage in a tutor-led discussion of the film and the issues that it raises.  This programme is highly interactive and discursive.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in European and World Cinema can support those working in the media or production fields who seek to gain a greater knowledge of the major achievements within the fields of European and World cinema in the last century. Additionally, amateur film critics, bloggers and those with a personal interest in film and film production will benefit from this programme, which will develop their critiquing abilities and enable them to analyse and discuss defining features of specific cinematic productions and discuss them with confidence. 


The fee for this course is €1,325.This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.  View all DBS Evening Diploma Fees here.

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

DBS Student Facilities

• Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS.
• DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. 
• DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills.
• Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre.
• Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

Next Steps

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Course overview


Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-​9.30pm
Intake: October & February
Duration: 1​0 weeks ​Part-time

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2018. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
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Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm