BA Degree in Film and Television Production

The BA Degree 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.


BA in Film and Television Production

Course Content

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

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

  • 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

Year 3

  • 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Please see specific information on the course requirements below:




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.



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

Non-EU Living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to Griffith’s Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

EU Living Abroad: EUR 8,568*

*The fees above relate to Year 1 fees only. 2% PFL Charge of €189 included in Total Fee Per Year. Please note that a Registration Fee of €250 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted above for all students.


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