What is... Film & Broadcasting?
Film & Broadcasting is about telling stories - whether fiction or factual. It combines high standards of training in production skills to make programmes - dramas and documentaries for radio, television and cinema, with a solid academic education in media theory and contextual studies. While the core focus is on ‘traditional’ media, students in this programme will also study ‘new’ media forms, which still require all of the ‘traditional’ skillsets and are really about delivering stories in different formats or supporting ‘traditional’ story telling (e.g. a TV programme) in different ways.
What are my... Career Opportunities?
Graduates work in all aspects of production and post-production, in broadcasting, in corporate media, in film-making. The graduate’s career path is largely determined by the individual’s interests and specialisations, although with a rounded education, our graduates are extremely flexible. Some go into the supporting roles of production to work towards a career as a producer or director, others go into cameras/cinematography, sound recording, sound post-production, editing, programme development; others go into journalistic roles.
What other options do I have after completion?
Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of higher degrees: some specialise in film or media studies, creative writing, or literature studies, others go into socio-political research; some go into journalism, others digital media. The emphasis on independent research and the academic process of writing a dissertation prepares our graduates extremely well for post-graduate studies.
Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?
This programme prepares graduates for work in the diverse and everevolving world of media. The content is all about telling stories - whether fiction or factual. It’s unique strength lies in the integrated approach to theory and practice. Students develop a critical and reflective understanding of a wide range of subject areas that both inform and underpin content development. It is this blend that continues to attract potential employers to our graduates. It also supports and facilitates a broad range of potential career possibilities.
We aspire to develop creative, socially aware practitioners who have deep disciplinary knowledge and can think critically. We aim to produce graduates who are flexible and show a strong professional ethos - attributes which are of fundamental importance in the media and cultural industries.
Film and Broadcasting requiresbothpassion and discipline. The best films, documentaries, and radio features, come from students who are interested in the wider world, who have an awareness of current affairs and the socio-political forces that shape society. Potential students should be curious and open, displaying an eagerness to learn and to understand people, systems (of all kinds) and their historical contexts
Media Theory l Film Studies l Cultural Studies l Television l Online Productio Drama l Documentary l Radio Production l Media Management l Audio
Are there study abroad options?
We have links with a range of European and US institutions. These exchange opportunities are offered on a competitive basis. Our links include Columbia College Chicago, Ryerson University in Toronto, Metropolia University in Helsinki, and Paris
What our Students say!
I’ve worked consistently since graduation as a Camera Assistant, and as a DV Camera Operator. - A sample of credits include The Clinic; Killinaskully 5; Whistleblower; Rock Rivals; The Runaway; Ondine; Scissor Sisters (documentary); Celebrity Bainisteoir 2009; Dragons Den; The Apprentice; Bertie; Rasaí na Gaillaimhe 2008; Leinster Heineken Cup Homecoming 2009; U2 360 Tour, Berlin; The Script