Film, Television and Media Production Top Up Degree (Hons) (Film, Television and Media Production Top Up Degree (Hons))

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education (TBC)
Key Programme Details

BA (Hons) Film and Television production from The University of Wolverhampton

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method



Part Time

ECTS Credits


General Information

Tanya Lennon



01 8481400


Colaiste Dhulaigh
Coolock campus
Barryscourt Rd
Coolock, Dublin 17
Eircode: D17 KH66



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About this Course

Practically and creatively led, our Top-Up degree in Film and Television Production is supported by academic and practical subjects. An intensive industry led programme, the course is taught by industry professionals and is supported by guest lectures from leaders from the various fields within Irish film and television.

Entry Requirements

The course is open to newcomers and existing professionals in the Creative Media, Television & Film sectors and is delivered over 3 evenings weekly, allowing those already working to continue their employment, upskill or bridge to a different area of film and media.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants will be expected to have a minimum level 6 qualification on the NFQ, or BTEC Higher National Diploma w or an equivalent QQI qualification. Learners who have completed a relevant QQI.
All applicants with previous relevant experience will be considered. Relevant prior qualifications can be in the areas of media (film, TV, online content) arts, design, photography, English, journalism, social sciences, sound and music, drama, theatre and performance.

Relevant independent work in any of these areas and professional work experience will also be taken into consideration, even if the applicant's prior qualification is not in one of the relevant subjects, but they have developed their own practice in any of those areas or have relevant work experience.

- All applicants must provide their latest qualification results and a link to an online portfolio of work prior to their interview.
- The applicant's work will be assessed based on portfolio and interview.
- An employer's/college reference is advisable, preferably one of each.
- All applicants should show an aptitude and commitment to the subject matter and to an intense independently led year of work/study.

Long Description

This intensive, practical, creative and industry led programme is a Level 8, one-year Top-Up, BA in Film & Television
Production. Taught and developed by industry professionals and supported by guest lectures from leaders within the Irish
Film & Television sector, this part-time programme gives learners the benefit of expertise from film directors, producers,
and professional crew.
We have engaged with Film & TV sector to ensure that course content reflects industry requirements and modules are
designed to replicate real world conditions. There are six modules on the programme , four of which place the emphasis
on Learners leading the production of a short film/documentary from screenplay/proposal to screen, in a creative,
collaborative and professional way. While developing industry standard technical skills, learners also develop digital skills,
and management and leadership skills overseeing a cast and crew of at least 12 people. The remaining 2 modules are
content analysis module and work placement which develop Critical and innovative thinking and interpersonal skills all essential when working in the Film & TV industry.
The Work Placement module affords learners the opportunity to apply practical skills and knowledge to a work project
negotiated with members of the Irish Film & Television sector, which is relevant to the learners career development, and
creates an opportunity for learners to make lasting contacts within the sector.
Open to existing professionals in the Television & Film industries, the unemployed, those returning to work who wish to
continue their education, this course is delivered over 3 evenings weekly, allowing those already working in the industry to
continue their employment, upskill or bridge to a different area of film and media.

Why Choose This Course

The course includes job readiness and is integrated into the module delivery. 6 out of the 7 modules in the course prepare
for job readiness and are credit bearing as follows:

- Pre-production (20 credits). Project-based. Development of professional pitches for content ideas (30% of module grade);
trailer video (35% of grade); portfolio of documents and paperwork (35% of grade).

- Opportunity, Entrepreneurship and Employability in the Creative Industries (20 credits). Industry sector and career role
research and report; Personal Development Plan (SWOT analysis, CV, skills audit); Script Reader’s Report; showcase of
skills appropriate for employment.

- Major Project: Film and Television Production. (20 credits). Project-based. Evidence and relevant paperwork for the
production, post-production and delivery of the project (40% of grade); the completed film to a professional standard.
(60% of grade).

- Collaborative Video and Film Production. (20 credits). Project-based. Account of the two roles performed according to
Screen Skills job specifications and standards (20% of grade); portfolio of evidence including audio-visual sequences
(40% of grade) and relevant production documents (40%).

- Work Placement. (20 credits). Option 1. Research into employer (20% of grade); report and portfolio of supporting
evidence of work carried out (80%) .

- Documentary and Factual Production (20 credits). Option 2. Project-based. Production of original short factual content
and accompanying production and delivery documentation.

Timetable Info

12 hours per week, Evening
2 Semesters, 12 weeks per Semester

Delivery Location

Colaiste Dhulaigh
Coolock campus
Barryscourt Rd
Coolock, Dublin 17
Eircode: D17 KH66

Delivery Notes

Blended when needed

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Tanya Lennon


Colaiste Dhulaigh
Coolock campus
Barryscourt Rd
Coolock, Dublin 17
Eircode: D17 KH66