Arts - Film Studies

University College Dublin


Course Name Arts - Film Studies
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN520
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Duration 3 years.
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language and three other recognised subjects

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum entry requirements
– To matriculate on the results of the Leaving Certificate, a stud...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Anticipated QQI-FET places 2019: 24
Minimum QQI-FET points 2018: 341

QQI-FET Applicants
Applicants with appropriate QQI-FET (Level 5 or 6) qualifications and modules, with a minimum of distinction in five modules, can be admitted on a c...

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Mature Applicants

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A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2019, your date of...

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Number of Places DN520 Places 350
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st...

Course Content

Expand+Why is this subject for me?
Media literacy is a vital 21st century skill and the cultivation of such literacy stands at the centre of this degree path. Students are encouraged to make connections between literary, cinematic and televisual forms, to ...

Subjects Taught Modules may include:
First Year
Perspectives on Film I & II.

Second Year
• Action-Adventure Cinema
• Hollywood
• Irish Cinema and Television
• History of Television
• Documentary Film.

Third Year
• Film Animation
• Contemporary Alternative and Independent Cinemas
• Social and Digital Media
• Television Genres.

Students attend lectures and tutorials and may undertake independent study.
Assessment Method Assessment is through end-of-semester written examinations and continuous assessment, such as written assignments, presentations and group projects. In third year, students attend small group seminars, which are assessed via a variety of essays and projects.
Comment Study Film Studies as a Joint Major with one of the below:

Art History
Celtic Civilisation
Irish Folklore
Drama Studies
Irish Studies
Greek & Roman Civilisation
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Graduates have pursued careers in every strand of media and media culture, including film festivals and arts curation, archive work, education (schools and universities), journalism, and television and film prod...

Further Enquiries Undergraduate Office Drama & Film
UCD School of English, Drama & Film
Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4
+353 1 716 8604/8323
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 336
2018 381