Get Into Film: Listings of Film Courses

| January 11, 2011

Get Into Film

If you’re thinking about studying film, this list is for you.

Whether you’re a school-leaver, a mature student, a film watcher or a filmmaker, our exhaustive list of degree and diploma film courses currently available in Ireland will help you find the right course.

For an insider’s guide to Ireland’s film colleges, read Charlene Lydon’s article ‘How to Choose the Right Course for You’ in Film Ireland’s Summer Issue.

Of course, full-time education is not for everyone. Filmbase provides a range of film and video training courses for new and emerging filmmakers as well as the more experienced film professional. Course lengths vary from 1-day or weekend courses to courses run over 8 to 10 weeks. Click here for a list of courses available at Filmbase.

Film Courses:

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Bray Institute Further Education, Wicklow

www.bife.ie

Performing Arts Acting Foundation Year – Certificate – 1 Year

Intensive production-led course which develops self-confidence, focus, concentration, flexibility and imagination for students who would like to advance in theatre performance.

Performing Arts Advanced Acting for Stage & Screen – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This course is designed to help students progress to a top-up degree. The course covers performance skills and production skills as well as some academic study.

Animation & Interactive Media – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Familiarises students with animation technology and project management skills with project work in 2D and 3D animation.

TV & Film Production – Diploma – 1 Year

This course aims to give students extensive experience in making short films, documentaries and TV programmes.

TV/Film/Moving Image – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Students gain extensive practical experience in camera, sound, vision mixing, editing, lighting, direction, producing, screenwriting, research methods, production management.

Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin

www.bcfe.ie

Animation – Advanced Diploma In Animation/Ba (Hons) Animation – 2 Years

The course is composed of both practical and theoretical modules including Production, Life Drawing, Research and Development, Historical and Theoretical Analysis.

Animation – Higher National Diploma In Classical And Computer Animation – 2 Years

This course takes students through various styles of animation through practical work and also teaches history and theory of design.

Animation Drawing Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

A comprehensive foundation course with a particular emphasis on the development of strong drawing skills whilst offering a broad introduction to animation.

Cinematography – Certificate – 1 Year

An exploration of the roles and functions of the camera department through practical projects using a range of 16/S16mm film cameras.

Television & Digital Film – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media or film.

Film – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This programme combines an emphasis on the art of filmmaking and the visual representation of story with the development of technical, organisational and production skills.

Carlow Institute of Further Education

www.carlowife.ie

Media Production & Photography – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, photography or film.

Multimedia Production & Digital Movie – Certificate – 1 Year

Multimedia Production merges digital filmmaking, internet, publishing and photography in a broad and varied introduction to digital communication.

Cavan Institute

www.cavaninstitute.ie

Performing Arts – Theatre – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a practical course designed to develop students’ understanding of Drama and Theatre Studies.

Colaiste Dhulaigh, Dublin

www.cdfemedia.ie

Film Production – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

Film Production offers a thorough study of film through both practical and academic avenues.

Communication & Media Production – Higher National Diploma – 3 Years

Students can gain ‘hands-on’ skills with an emphasis on production of high quality media. Access to modern equipment enables students to reach professional production standards.

Dublin City University

www.dcu.ie

Multimedia – B.Sc. in Multimedia – 3 Years

This course gives a grounding in the tools usedfor developing the many multimedia products that are increasingly central to the communications and media sector.

Film & Television Studies – M.A. – 1 Year f/t, 2 Years p/t

As well as dealing with textual criticism, style and meaning in films, this programme brings such critical perspectives into line with recent major developments in film studies.

Dublin Institute of Technology

www.dit.ie

Media Arts – B.A. – 4 Years

This course gives students a broad range of modules which include practical and theoretical studies, along with a language (French, Gaelic, German).

Applied Media Studies – M.A. – 2 Years

The programme equips individuals to make media interventions in civil society through media literacy education, advocacy and research.

Dundalk IT

www.dkit.ie

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Video & Film Production

Allow’s graduates of the existing Level 7 BA in Video and Film Production in DKIT (and other similar programmes elsewhere) the opportunity to progress to a related Level 8 BA.

Postgraduate Diploma/M.Sc. in Future Communications in Creative Technologies

Create new products, new systems, new approaches, setting new standards and developing new thinking on how people and society may evolve as communicators in the digital age.

Bachelor of Arts in Communications in Creative Multimedia

This three-year course aims to produce graduates with skills in both conventional and new media, through combining traditional communication and media production skills with high-level training in multimedia production.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communications in Creative Multimedia

Creative & digital media is at the forefront of the knowledge-based economy, and the exploitation of digital content within the media and entertainment sectors is seen as an important strategic opportunity for economic development in Ireland.

Bachelor of Arts in Video and Film

Subjects on offer include practical subjects involving camera work, editing and sound, also you will learn to analyse film content, style and history. Film is a cultural industry, and this course aims to ensure that graduates are aware of industry needs and demands, as well as how to create entertaining and thought-provoking film and television.

Institute of Technology, Dublin

www.it-tallaght.ie

Creative Digital Media – M.A. – 1 Year (f/t), 2 Years (p/t)

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, photography or film.

Galway Community College

www.galwaycc.ie

Acting & Theatre Performance – Certificate – 1 Year

This course is designed to provide professional training to enable the student with strong acting techniques and performance skills to pursue a career in theatre, television and film, or continue to further education at third level.

TV & Film Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This course is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in the TV and Film sector. Students also create a visual portfolio for third level colleges.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

www.gmit.ie

Film and Television – BA – 3 Years

This programme will provide a specialised knowledge of the history, theory and practical working of video and filmmaking.

Galway Technical Institute

www.gti.ie

TV & Film Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This course provides the opportunity for students to build a visual portfolio within the areas of Television, Photography and Digital Film Production.

Griffith College, Dublin

www.gcd.ie

Applied Digital Media (HETAC) – M.Sc. – 1/1.5 Years

The course takes students through the steps needed to produce professional media work to a high standard. The relevant professional applications will be used by the students who ‘learn by doing’.

Journalism and Visual Media (HETAC) – B.A. – 3 Years

This honours degree programme will inspire an intellectual capacity for self-expression and objective enquiry, while developing the practical skills necessary for media production.

Media Techniques: TV and Media – Diploma – 1 Year

This is a hands-on course which teaches various aspects of Media Studies along with practical skills and project work.

Inchicore College of Further Education, Dublin

www.inchicorecollege.ie

Costume Design & Make-Up – Certificate – 1 Year

This two-year, full-time course equips students with the necessary skills to express themselves through the medium of visual communication in theatre or film as a costume, designer, make-up artist or wardrobe person.

Institute of Technology, Carlow

www.itcarlow.ie

Visual Communications and Design – B.A. – 4 Years

Students will create projects in design (graphics, illustration, branding, advertising, editorials/magazines and signage), digital media (websites, mobile devices and games) and the moving image (video and animation).

Kinsale College of Further Education, Cork

www.kinsalefurthered.ie

Drama Theatre & Arts – Certificate – 2 Years

This course provides comprehensive actors training covering the following areas: improvisation, characterisation, mime and physical theatre, dance, voice skills, script study, audition technique, and performance experience.

Multimedia Production (Incorporating T.V. & Film Production) – Certificate – 1 Year

This course provides the opportunity for students to build a visual portfolio within the areas of Television, Design and Digital Film Production.

Liberties College, Dublin

www.libertiescollege.ie

Media Production – Higher National Diploma in Media – 2 Years

With a focus on practical programme making and job seeking skills, this course affords individuals the opportunity of developing pathways to direct employment in the media and progression to degree studies.

Performance Foundation/Development – Certificate – 2 Years

This is a course in Acting & Musical Theatre which emphasises the value of live performance in the development of an actor. Formal training to a high standard is provided alongside rehearsal and production schedules.

Performance Advanced/Professional – Diploma – 2 Years

This is an advanced course for applicants with previous training. The full-time programme is entirely production oriented. Participants work as a performing company and are in production throughout the period of training.

Marino College, Dublin

www.marinocollege.ie

Television, Film & Radio Production – Certificate – 1 Year

The emphasis during the delivery of this course is on providing students with the time and space to acquire a strong hands-on experience of the various elements of media technology.

Theatre Performance – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a performance-based course in which students have opportunities to perform in Theatre in Education plays written by the Marino College writer-in-residence, student-devised work, movement pieces, film, puppet shows and a classical play.

Advanced Certificate in Theatre Performance – Certificate – 2 Years

This is an advanced practical course in Performance which is designed to develop a wide range of drama and theatre skills.

Monaghan Institute of Further Education

www.monaghaninstitute.ie

Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This is an introductory course which teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the field of media, journalism or film.

Theatre Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a broad introductory course that aims to give students a basic knowledge of the many elements necessary to begin a career in theatre.

National Film School/DLIADT, Dublin

www.iadt.ie

Model Making, Design and Digital Effects – B.A. – 4 Years

The practice of model making requires a unique combination of conceptual, technical and creative competencies. This programme concentrates on these skills by focusing on the key areas of computing, design and drawing/sculpting.

Design for Stage and Screen – B.A. – 4 Years

Students will learn the process of designing for Stage and Screen through working on joint projects alongside other students at IADT. You will have the experience of the collaborative practice associated with being a member of a Film Production Team.

Animation – B.A. – 4 Years

On this programme you will explore the production of animation projects and appreciate the full complexity of the animation process. You will develop the creative, theoretical and technical skills appropriate to gaining an animation degree.

Film & Television Production – B.A. – 4 Years

This programme provides a challenging and exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge of Cinema and Television culture and production practices.

Screenwriting for Film and Television – M.A. – 1 Year f/t, 2 Years p/t

This programme is intended to give writers the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn the craft of screenwriting, in conjunction with the development and writing of a full-length screenplay.

Digital Media – M.A./M.Sc. – 2 Years

This programme may enhance job opportunities in work areas such as instructional learning, business management, advertising and media communications.

NUI Maynooth

www.nuim.ie

Media Studies – B.A. – 3 Years

This programme will help you to prepare for a career in this sector through applied training in radio and television production, and a thorough grounding in the academic study of media in society.

Multimedia – B.A. – 3 Years

This dynamic programme encompasses the twin challenges of learning to use media technologies creatively and learning to analyse the impact of new media on society and individuals.

 

NUI Galway

www.nuigalway.ie

Film Studies/Theatre & Performance – B.A. – 4 Years

Either course may be studied as part of NUI Galway’s Arts programme and these subjects may be combined with other, varied possibilities.

Digital Media – M.A./Postgraduate Diploma – 1 Year

The course teaches technological tools and techniques to enable students to express themselves creatively using both traditional and unconventional technologies.

Drama & Theatre – M.A. – 1 Year

The aim of the one-year programme is to combine professional-quality courses in the history of drama with performance-oriented courses in theatre arts.

Film Studies (Film, Culture and Society) – M.A. – 1 Year

This programme emphasises the relationship between film and society while viewing the medium as a unique point of contact between culture, politics and social life.

Production & Direction – M.A. – 1 Year

The M.A. in Production and Direction offers advanced training in filmmaking integrated with courses in film history and analysis.

Screenwriting – M.A. – 1 Year

The M.A. in Screenwriting offers advanced training in screenplay writing integrated with courses in film history and analysis.

Film, Television, Digital Media – PhD

This course encourages a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Film, Television and Digital Media by means of enquiry conducted through practice-based research methods.

New Media and Film – PhD

This four-year structured PhD aims to promote research that integrates theoretical discourses on the impact of digital media on cultural and social expression with practical concerns and the media industries.

Ormond College of Further Education, Kilkenny

www.ormondecollege.ie

Media Studies – Certificate – 1 Year

This is a one-year, full-time course that affords students the opportunity to become familiar with the various aspects of the field of print and broadcast journalism, advertising, photography and image processing.

Pulse College, Dublin

www.pulsecollege.eu

Film Production – Diploma – 2 Years

Students will learn the technical skills necessary for a career in TV, Film and Media. This course also offers certified classes in ProTools, Motion Graphics and Final Cut.

Film Production (Part-time) – Diploma – 2 Years

Students will learn the technical skills necessary for a career in TV, Film and Media. This course also offers certified classes in ProTools, Motion Graphics and Final Cut.

Southern Regional College, Newry

www.src.ac.uk

Media – HND – 3 Years (p/t)

This course teaches practical skills and knowledge that will enable students to pursue a career in Media, Film and Television.

Performing Arts – Diploma – 1 Year

This well-rounded course teaches a number of elements necessary in pursuing a performance career in theatre, film or television.

Performing Arts – HND – 3 Years (p/t)

This well-rounded course teaches a number of elements necessary in pursuing a performance career in theatre, film or television.

St. John’s Central College, Cork

www.stjohnscollege.ie

Film, TV & Video Production – 2 Years

Candidates for the Film, TV and Video Production Award learn and explore production techniques and work practices inherent in the Film and Television industries with an emphasis being placed on ‘a hands-on’ approach

St. Kevin’s College, Dublin

www.stkevinscollege.ie

Film and Documentary Production – Higher National Diploma – 2 Years

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Media Production – Advanced Certificate – 2 Years

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

This very practical programme offers advanced technical skills and training in the areas of Film and Documentary Production, Design and Print & Broadcast Journalism.

Stillorgan College of Further Education, Dublin

www.stillorgancollege.ie

Media Foundation – Certificate – 1 Year

One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a comprehensive portfolio that will help students in progressing to higher education.

Advanced Media Production – Certificate – 1 Year

One of the main aims of the course is to prepare a more advanced body of work and experiences which will help students in the future. It can also provide students with a level of knowledge to gain entry into junior roles in the industry or work on a freelance basis.

Trinity College Dublin

www.tcd.ie

Drama & Theatre Studies – B.A. – 4 Years

This course provides the basis for the practical exploration of theatre and other types of performance which is both theoretically and historically informed.

Theatre & Performance – M.Phil – 1 Year

The course offers a study of contemporary strategies of analysis in theatre and performance, with special consideration of the practices of Irish theatre, involving input from the professional field.

Irish Film, Music & Theatre – M.Phil – 1 Year

This one-year course is designed to bring together the three disciplines of Irish film, music and theatre for the first time.

Film Studies and another subject – B.A. – 4 Years

The course covers the history and critical framework of film production and consumption from the 1890s to the present day.

Film Theory & History – M.Phil – 1 Year

This course offers a unique opportunity for the advanced study of film theory and history, which may in turn provide a platform for further study at PhD level.

University College Cork

www.ucc.ie

Drama & Theatre Studies – B.A. – 3/4 Years

This course provides students with an opportunity to become proficient in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre as art forms, but to do so within a context where they are also pursuing another Arts subject.

Film Studies – M.A. – 1 Year

This M.A. course is designed to provide a knowledge of the history, theory, and aesthetics of international film that is simultaneously extensive, eclectic and in-depth.

English – American Literature & Film – M.A. – 1 Year

Students will explore a wide range of film, literature and related texts from the nineteenth century intellectual foundations to contemporary representations of American culture.

French – Creativity/Literature/Film – M.A. – 1 Year

The course aims to promote creative forms of critical response to primary texts in French, and to explore the nature of different forms of creativity and the links between them.

University College Dublin

www.ucd.ie

Drama & Performance Studies – B.A. – 3 Years

This course provides students with an opportunity to become proficient in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre as art forms, but to do so within a context where they are also pursuing another Arts subject.

Drama & Performance Studies – M.A. – 1 Year

This course offers students a number of pathways for progression, with opportunities to engage with contemporary theatre practice and criticism through seminar and studio work, productions and individual projects.

Film Studies – M.A. – 1 Year (progresses to M.Litt & Ph.D)

This M.A. course is designed to provide a knowledge of the history, theory, and aesthetics of international film that is simultaneously extensive, eclectic and in-depth.

English with Drama Studies or Film Studies – B.A.(hons) – 3 Years

This course combines the study of English with either Drama Studies or Film Studies which combine to allow students a broad range of skills and knowledge in these areas of study. Postgraduate courses are also available in all disciplines.

Click here to read for the Film Ireland article in which Charlene Lydon advises on how to choose the course that’s right for you and talks to some up-and-coming Irish talent about where they went to college and what they learned there…

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