BA Degree in Film & Television Production


Faculty: Film Production
Duration: 3 Years Full Time
Delivery: Blended Learning
Level: QQI Level 7
Start Date: September 2022
Course Director: Tanya Doyle
Fees: Please Refer to ‘Fees’ Section Below
Certification: BA Degree GC466

*please refer to ‘Fees’ section below for EU/International Fees


A collaborative programme between Griffith College and Pulse College, the BA (Ordinary) Degree in Film and Television Production is a three-year programme (QQI Level 7). This rigorous, three-year programme offers a range of theoretical and practical skills and subjects. Hands-on skills in filmmaking are taught alongside academic modules that equip learners with desirable industry skills, as well as the option to progress to further study.

This course is delivered principally on the Griffith College campus (South Circular Road, Dublin).

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.

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.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners graduate with a QQI Level 7 (Ordinary Level) BA.  Graduates of this programme are eligible to progress to the final year of a cognate QQI Level 8 degree programme (such as the Griffith College BA Hons. in Journalism and Visual Media) in order to achieve a Level 8 (QQI) qualification.

For further details on progression, please see:

Year 1
Year 1
  • Applications Technology
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Digital Photography
  • Film History
  • Film and Televisual Culture I
  • Location Sound
  • Online Screen Media
  • Production & Direction for Film and Television
  • Screenwriting
Year 2
Year 2
  • 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 Cinematography
  • Advanced Digital Editing
  • Advanced Postproduction Sound
  • Image Mastering and Grading
  • Screenwriting for Features and Television
Year 3
Year 3
  • Advanced VFX
  • Film and Visual Culture
  • Independent Project
  • Marketing, Distribution & Exhibition
  • Major Project
  • Research Methods

Got a question?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Academic Progression

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.

Further Progression

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.

Career Progression

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.



The BA Degree in Film Production Programme is delivered in partnership with Griffith College. Upon application for this programme, your application will be sent to Griffith College’s Admissions Office who will be in contact with you directly. Students 23 years of age or younger are required to apply via CAO( with the CAO code GC466

Mature applicants, over 23 years on 1st January the year of the course, and International applicants are advised to apply directly through the College using the ‘Apply Now’ button below and will be asked for a detailed CV. Applications should be made before the 31st August the year of the course. General Course Requirements
A proven interest in film and television production, and an interest in related creative media arts
Basic knowledge of computers (either Mac or PC) and video/audio software will be helpful, but not essential before starting the course
Note: Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience will also be considered.

Educational Requirements

Irish Citizens under 23 years of age

Entry onto our Degree Programme is based upon a course interview and achieving a minimum of: 5x O6/H7s (O6 = 40 – 55% in a Leaving Certificate Ordinary subject / H7 = 30-40% in a Leaving Certificate Higher Level subject)
To include O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Maths
To include O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Language subject

Or:FETAC Level 6 / HETAC Level 7 in Film/Media or similar Or:3x GCSE A-Level / NVQ Level 3 in Film/Media or similar

Irish mature student over 23 years of age

Students over the age of 23 years of age on 1st January of the year of the course is classified as a Mature Student.Mature applicants are advised to apply directly through the college using the ‘Apply now’ button below. Applicants will be asked for a detailed CV. Applications should be made before the 31st August the year of the course.


There is no interview application for this course but we would be delighted to invite you in for a private tour of our campus; to meet our course lecturers and gain further insight into what our course has to offer.


Irish / EU (Residing in Ireland)

Study Mode: Full-Time
Location: Dublin
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 8,007*

*The fees above relate to Year 1 fees only. 2% PFL Charge of €157 included in Total Fee Per Year.

Year 2 Course Fees: €7,400

Year 3 Course Fees: €7,400

Please note that a Registration Fee of €250 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted above for all students

International / EU (living outside of Ireland)

Course fees are paid directly to the International Office of our partner college: Griffith College.

Study Mode: Full-Time
Location: Dublin

Please click here for fee charges