BA in Film & Creative Media

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



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. Our film courses are designed to appeal to students that want 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.T

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.


  • 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.


All learners are expected to attend in person in class.

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

  • Digital Film Production

  • New Media Writing

  • Multimedia Tools

  • Investigating the Creative Media Industry

  • Film, Cinema and Screen Today

  • Creativity & Design in Practice

  • Sound Production

  • Storytelling in the Digital Age

Year 2

  • Professional Practice: The Creative Workplace

  • Audio Tech & Techniques

  • Principles: Light, Camera, Photography

  • Software 1: Professional Editing Platforms

  • The Moving Image

  • Media & Identity

  • Writing for Screen Media

Year 3

  • Audio for Podcasting, Performance & Radio

  • Exploring Popular Culture

  • Professional Practice: Project Management

  • Camerawork

  • Scriptwriting and Development

  • Software 2: Animation, Titles and Publishing

  • Audio for Film & Screen

  • Contemporary Film & Television

  • Creative Projects


If these modules are of interest to you, get in touch with the DBS team and apply today. Apply or Enquire Now!


Year 1 is the Fundamental stage. It provides the students with foundational knowledge of film studies and creative media 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

All learners are expected to attend in person in class.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our 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.


The fees for Full-time BA in Film & Creative Media programme are €5,995 per annum for EU students.

Click here to view international fees.  

Click here to view EU fees.

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 ( 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  

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 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

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Award: Ordinary Bachelor Degree
NFQ Level:
Level 7
Award Title:
BA in Film & Creative Media
Award Type: Major
Duration: 3 Years
CAO Code: DB576
Next Intake:
September 2024

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