BA in Film and Television Production
The BA in Film and Television Production – delivered in conjunction with Griffith College – is a rigorous, three-year programme aimed at developing core technical and production skills alongside an aesthetic and historical appreciation of the development of the film and television industries.
This programme equips students with key skills in writing, directing, cinematography, editing and completing projects for inclusion in an industry-standard showreel. The final year of the programme offers students a selection of electives allowing for specialisation in areas such as visual effects, post-production sound, screenwriting and cinematography.
This programme is aimed at learners who have already begun to experiment with film making and visual storytelling in some capacity. Applicants will have a passion and curiosity for film and television, and the means by which it is produced. This will be supported by a proven interest in film making.
Taught by tutors drawn predominantly from the professional industry, this programme is committed to fostering creativity alongside the practical skills essential to the contemporary film and television arena.
Using the industry standard software and studio equipment available at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, you will work with our professional lecturing staff and industry guest speakers to develop a combination of practical skills, underpinned by theoretical lectures and tutorials. Programme modules and content will evolve to reflect educational developments
- Applications Technology
- Digital Cinematography
- Digital Photography
- Film History
- Film and Televisual Culture I
- Location Sound
- Online Screen Media
- Production & Direction for Film and Television
- 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
- Advanced VFX
- Film and Visual Culture
- Independent Project
- Marketing, Distribution & Exhibition
- Major Project
- Research Methods
- Advanced Cinematography
- Advanced Digital Editing
- Advanced Postproduction Sound
- Image Mastering and Grading
- Screenwriting for Features and Television
The skills gained through this course will allow you to move into a variety of careers within the creative industries, as well as to progress to further study. At the end of the programme, you will have built up an extensive portfolio demonstrating expert technical, artistic and professional abilities, giving you the cutting edge needed to gain employment in this exciting and varied industry.
In line with national policy, graduates from the level 7 programme would be eligible to progress to programmes at level 8. Graduates may also wish to further extend their industry-based professional qualifications as new technologies and developments emerge.
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates 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 the Pulse College Diploma in Film have gone on to: found their own production companies, win international awards (including the Canadian International Film Festival) for short film, to teach film, to work in documentary (TV3), in sound (RTE, Windmill Lane Studios), to produce music videos and work with corporate clients (such as Culture Night), to work in postproduction (Windmill Lane Pictures) and production companies (such as Brown Bag animation). Former graduates of the Griffith College Diploma in Media Techniques have gone on to: work in RTE, TV3 and TG4 as camera operators, researchers, location directors and editors, and to win national and international awards including multiple National Student Media Awards and a documentary IFTA award.
We expect all applicants to have a proven interest in film and television production, and an interest in related creative media arts. Knowledge of the basic use of computers (either Mac or PC) and music/audio software will be helpful, but not essential before starting the course. Most important is a proven interest in film making, television production and its associated technologies. A willingness to explore new ideas is important alongside a positive attitude towards this creative field of study.
Entry onto our Degree Programme is based upon achieving Grade D3 or higher in at least five Leaving Cert Ordinary Level subjects (to include a language).
Applicants may conform to a number of the following criteria:
- Basic knowledge of computers (Mac/PC, and audio software): helpful but not essential
- The ability to devise original work across a variety of media
- 3 GCE A Level, NVQ Level 3 in Media or similar
- Extra-curricular activity, such as film making, media, community arts, visual or performing arts
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience will also be considered.
Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st January, the year of the course, must apply through the CAO system. Applicants should consult the CAO website for application dates. BA in Film and Television Production CAO Code: GC466
Mature applicants over 23 years on 1st January, the year of the course, will be asked for a detailed CV and applications should be made before the 31st August.
If you do not qualify for the BA in Film and Television Production course, explore our 1-Year Full Time Diploma in Film Production.
Additional Entry Considerations
Applications from those whose first language is not English should include an original or certified true copy of one of the following:
- TOEFL Paper based 570 with a TWE (test of written English) score of 4.5.
- Computer based 233 with a score of 4.5 in the essay.
- Internet based 90 with a written score of 21.
- Cambridge Proficiency Grade C.
- Cambridge Advanced Grade A.
- IELTS Academic Version 6.5 with no individual band below 6.
Students who do not satisfy Pulse College’s English language requirements for direct entry will be required to take an English language preparatory course before commencing studies. While the College does not offer an English language preparatory course, you will find this information from the Department of Education and Science’s official listing of recognised language schools.
Total Course Fee Per Year
€7,400 per year (3 years duration)*
[2% PFL Charge of €150 included in Total Fee Per Year]
International Student Fee Per Year
EU Student Living Abroad
€8,160 per year (3 years duration)*
Non-EU Student Living in Ireland
€10,710 per year (3 years duration)*
Non-EU Student Living Abroad
€10,710 per year (3 years duration)*
2% PFL Charge included in all of total course fees above. This charge is incurred to finance arrangements required under Part 6 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act, 2012 to ensure protection of enrolled learners.
*Please note that a Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted above