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.
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
Film and Televisual Culture I
Online Screen Media
Production & Direction for Film and Television
Advanced Audio and Postproduction Sound
Applied Digital Cinematography
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
Film and Visual Culture
Marketing, Distribution & Exhibition
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.
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.
International Student Living Abroad or in Ireland
International Student Applicants are advised to apply directly through the college website and will be asked for a detailed CV. International Students below the age of 23 years of age will be required to submit High School Diploma Scripts and any additional Education Certifications.
For applications whose first language is not English you will be asked for 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.
Note: 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.
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.
Total Course Fee Per Year
€8,007 per year (3 years duration)*
[2% PFL Charge 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 OR Non-EU Student Living Abroad. Please see here for further information
2% PFL Charge included in all of the 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 the 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.