Awards
Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_MFILM_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:240
Programme Short Title:Film&Television
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Music & Creative Media
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Thorough knowledge, understanding and focused critical understanding across a wide range of principles and practices including: • Contemporary Film and Television Production • The Film and Television Industries • Film and Media Theory • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Film and Television Field • Research Methodologies
 (b)A rigorous understanding of Film and Television production with an emphasis on applied knowledge, creative awareness and a professional orientation. A sophisticated understanding of concepts underpinning film and media theory.
 (c)Current knowledge in relation to the real world professional practice of the Film and Television Industries and of relevant contemporary practitioners.
 (d)A thorough knowledge of health and safety standards
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Exhibit a developed awareness of the nature of personal enquiry and identity.
 (b)Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the complexities of theory and practice in the fields of Film and Television.
 (c)Demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of Film and Television production and their relationship to other media and creative disciplines.
 (d)Demonstrate the ability to think creatively and an in innovative way in their approach to problem solving and decision-making.
 (e)Demonstrate creativity and innovation in the development of new and cutting edge film and television content.
 (f)Be fully conversant with the latest developments in the theory and practice of film and television.
 (g)Communicate their ideas effectively through a variety of moving image formats.
 (h)Contribute in a effective and creative manner to all elements of the conceptualisation, pre-production, production and post-production of a variety of moving image formats.
 (i)Critically assess entrepreneurship as a process and explore the role of start-ups in the film and television industries.
 (j)Employ the skills & competencies required to work in and establish new companies within the film and television sector.
 (k)Take on a specialised role in a television/film production process.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Critically evaluate their own project development work and that of others.
 (b)Demonstrate an ability to source contemporary relevant research; apply it to a project and articulate responses to it.
 (c)Demonstrate a capacity to analyse, synthesise, summarise and critically judge information.
 (d)Demonstrate an ability to identify the merits of unfamiliar arguments and shortcomings of familiar arguments.
 (e)Critique one’s own work and that of others and be able to formulate confident, independent judgments based on research and analysis.
 (f)Through their development as reflective practitioners, modify advanced film and television project development and production skills as appropriate to different contexts and situations.
 (g)Demonstrate expert writing and pre-visualisation skills relevant to digital moving image production.
 (h)Be fully conversant of the group processes involved in the production of a range of film and television formats.
 (i)Demonstrate an understanding of the origins and the future trajectory of the film and television industries.
 (j)Carry out comprehensive research into particular areas of Film and/or Television and apply that research as the basis for innovative moving image production.
 (k)Demonstrate competence in a range of practical film and television production skills.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Demonstrate proficiency in observation, idea generation, project development, planning and production of a variety of digital moving image formats.
 (b)Demonstrate an ability to produce digital moving image work that is challenging in the context of contemporary Film and Television, through the application of relevant processes and methodologies.
 (c)Demonstrate an ability to evaluate appropriate content through research methodologies and critical analysis.
 (d)Pitch film and television project concepts effectively to potential clients.
 (e)Demonstrate an understanding of, and aptitude in the choice of, the range of delivery platforms for digital moving image work.
 (f)Implement creative solutions for particular client needs and requirements in the field of moving image production.
 (g)Contribute confidently to the development, pre-production, financing and promotion of a professional standard piece of film/television work.
 (h)Identify opportunities and emerging trends in film and television production.
 (i)Demonstrate a thorough awareness of ethical and legal issues relevant to the film and television industries.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Employ both convergent and divergent thinking in the processes of observation, investigation, visualisation and production.
 (b)Apply resourcefulness and entrepreneurial skills to support both personal film and television projects and those of others.
 (c)Demonstrate an ability to communicate the contextual dimensions of the film and television industries, - business, cultural, economic, environmental etc.
 (d)Demonstrate an ability to understand and interact with audiences, clients, markets, users and consumers.
 (e)Articulate and develop the relationship with audience, clients, markets and other users.
 (f)Articulate reasoned arguments through reflection, review and evaluation.
 (g)Design and author a wide range of film and television products.
 (h)Critically analyse different approaches to film and television production.
 (i)Demonstrate ability to critically and theoretically engage with key developments in, and contemporary cross-media innovations in, film and television forms.
 (j)Undertake independent research using various research methodologies as appropriate.
 (k)Demonstrate an ability to delegate and accept responsibility.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Exercise some autonomy and develop good working practices.
 (b)Articulate ideas and information clearly, in visual, oral and written forms.
 (c)Present ideas and work to audiences in a range of situations.
 (d)Work in a multidisciplinary environment.
 (e)Demonstrate an ability to work in a team, or as a team leader.
 (f)Conduct peer moderation, evaluation and collaboration.
 (g)Negotiate appropriate work methodologies and practices.
 (h)Function competently in both individual and group situations at a range of levels.
 (i)Assume the role of a freelance worker in the film and television industry and manage their time and other resources accordingly.
 (j)Recognise opportunities for the development of appropriate and innovative film and television products for local and foreign markets.
 (k)Map future career opportunities in the field of moving image production in an effective and informed manner.
 (l)Evaluate their abilities and capacities accurately.
 (m)Accurately evaluate how their interpersonal skills are perceived by and impact on other people and revise their skills accordingly.
 (n)Take cognisance of and respect individual and cultural differences.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Demonstrate a proactive approach to own ongoing learning.
 (b)Set goals, manage workloads and meet deadlines.
 (c)Work with and respond to personal strengths and needs.
 (d)Acknowledge learning through successful and unsuccessful outcomes.
 (e)Accommodate change and uncertainty.
 (f)Benefit from, and make optimum use of the critical judgment of others.
 (g)Demonstrate the ability to learn in a self-directed manner.
 (h)Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the dynamic and creative nature of the Film and Television industry sector and keep abreast of new trends and developments.
 (i)Be cognisant of rapid technological change and the profound effect it is having on the film and television sector in terms of both production and delivery.
 (j)Demonstrate an ability to learn from experience gained in new and unfamiliar industry contexts.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Demonstrate the necessary conceptual, aesthetic and critical framework for a comprehensive understanding of, and individual creative approach to, Film and Television Production.
 (b)Evaluate their own application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills based on personal performance and modify their practices appropriately.
 (c)Engage in effective peer performance review and support colleagues in their own self-evaluation processes.
 (d)Demonstrate the necessary knowledge required to critically engage with a wide range of relevant theoretical texts.
 (e)Critically analyse the role that the moving image plays in society.
 (f)Effectively engage in a process of evaluating target audiences for television and film and of identifying and interacting with emergent audiences for moving image work.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
FILM C8001 Introduction to Digital Film & TV Production Skills ( Part 1 of 2 )
MEDA C8Z01 Communication, Research & IT
DESG U7001 Creative Design
MEDA C8Z05 35mm Photography
FILM C8002 Film Studies ( Part 1 of 2 )
MEDA C8Z03 Creative Collaborative Development
Optional
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z07 Service Learning - Creative Media
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z10 Media Studies
MEDA C8Z14 Film, Culture and Society: North America
MEDA C8Z15 Writing for Creative Media
FILM C8001 Introduction to Digital Film & TV Production Skills ( Part 2 of 2 )
FILM C8002 Film Studies ( Part 2 of 2 )
Optional
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z07 Service Learning - Creative Media
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z13 Writing for Film & TV 1
LAW U7003 Legal & Ethical Issues in Creative Media
52960 European Cinema
Elective
Module Code Module Title
52959 Production Studies: Film & Television ( Part 1 of 2 )
52932 Intermediate Digital Film & TV Production Skills
FILM I8015 Production Studies PT 1: Film & Television
FILM I8018 Intermediate Digital Film & TV Production Skills 1
Optional
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z07 Service Learning - Creative Media
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MEDA I7006 Documentary Production: Theory and Practice
52935 Music in Film
52967 World Cinema
52933 Directing for Film & Television 1
Elective
Module Code Module Title
52932 Intermediate Digital Film & TV Production Skills
FILM I8017 Intermediate Digital Film & TV Production Skills 2
FILM I8016 Production Studies PT 2: Film & Television
52959 Production Studies: Film & Television ( Part 2 of 2 )
Optional
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z07 Service Learning - Creative Media
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PROJ H7003 Film Project ( Part 1 of 2 )
52936 Production Design & Management
52937 Advanced Digital Film & TV Production Skills ( Part 1 of 2 )
MEDA C8Z12 Writing for Film & TV 2
Optional
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z07 Service Learning - Creative Media
 

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
52939 The Cinema Industry
52966 Film Theory
52882 Research Methods 1
PROJ H7003 Film Project ( Part 2 of 2 )
52937 Advanced Digital Film & TV Production Skills ( Part 2 of 2 )
Elective
Module Code Module Title
MEDA I8Z14 Advanced Digital Photography
MEDA I8Z17 Radio Production
52940 Creative Documentary
MUSC U7038 Culture, Society and Popular Music
Optional
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z07 Service Learning - Creative Media
 

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
52942 Advanced Film Theory
52884 Research Methods for Creative Media 2 ( Part 1 of 2 )
52945 Major Project ( Part 1 of 2 )
53596 Work Placement - BA (Hons) in F&TV Production
Optional
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z07 Service Learning - Creative Media
 

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
52946 Directing for Film & Television 2
52884 Research Methods for Creative Media 2 ( Part 2 of 2 )
52945 Major Project ( Part 2 of 2 )
Optional
Module Code Module Title
MEDA C8Z07 Service Learning - Creative Media