Entry Points (2018)
420

Course Overview

The core focus of the programme is the development of students’ creative and critical skills, positioning graduates to become content creators across a range of media platforms and giving them the entrepreneurial skills and flexibility required to work in today’s rapidly changing media environment. This course provides a comprehensive grounding in the theory and history of film and digital media as well as training in film practice, screenwriting, and digital development and design.  

The course is located within the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, offering students the opportunity to become part of the Huston’s creative community and connecting them to the local and national media industries from within a world-renowned University environment. The Huston School has developed a wide range of links with the media industry in Ireland and graduates from the School have gone on to work in film production and direction, screenwriting, game design, e-learning, film festival programming, and lecturing amongst other areas.

As a UNESCO City of Film, European Capital of Culture 2020 and the home of the Irish Film Board, Galway is situated at the heart of Ireland’s creative and cultural sector.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate. 

Additional Requirements

Duration

4 years

Next start date

Sept 2019

A Level Grades (2018)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

20

Closing Date

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY127

Course code

Course Outline

YEAR ONE
• Introduction to Film Studies
• Beyond Hollywood Film
• Digital Design
• Introduction to Filmmaking

YEAR TWO
• Non-Fiction Film
• Digital Storytelling
• Creative Media Design and Development
• Creative Entrepreneurship
• Realism and European Cinema
• Screenwriting 1
• Film Practice 1
• Multimedia Development

YEAR THREE
• Work Placement/Service Learning/CreativeProject/Placement Abroad

YEAR FOUR
• Creative Project/Minor Dissertation
• Creative and Cultural Industries
• Early and Silent Cinema
• Irish Cinema
• Introduction to Visual Culture
• Research and Writing Film Studies
• Transnational Cinemas
• Screenwriting 2
• Film Practice 2
• Creative Computing
• Human Computer Interaction
• Artificial Intelligence
• E-Business Marketing

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (20 Credits):
Required AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR1102: Recording Monuments in the Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR1104: Material Culture and Museums - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required AR1105: Medieval Ireland and Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Classics (20 Credits):
Required CC108: Myth & Religion in the Ancient City - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC1100: Classics in 20 Objects - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC109: Rome & the Genesis of Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Economics (20 Credits):
Required EC1108: Skills for Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC135: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC1109: Skills for Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (20 Credits):
Required ENSK1100: Exploring English - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN1101: Literature and the Social World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN125: Introduction to English 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Required Core Subject: Film and Digital Media (20 Credits):
Required FMSK1100: Digital Design - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required FS101: Introduction to Film Studies I: Form - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required FS1100: Introduction to Filmmaking - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required FS103: Introduction to Film Studies 3: Alternative Forms in Cinema - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (20 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required FR1101: Introduction to French Literature in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (20 Credits):
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1107: Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Geography/Tireolaiocht (20 Credits):
Required TI1100: Geography in Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI150: Principles of Human Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI151: Principles of Physical Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: German (Advanced) (20 Credits):
Required GR1100: German Language and Culture (Advanced) - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required GR1102: Skills for studying German (Advanced) - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Beginners) (20 Credits):
Required GR1101: German Language and Culture (Beginners) - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required GR1103: Skills for studying German (Beginners) - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: History (20 Credits):
Required HI1103: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HISK1101: Skills for Historians (1) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1104: Europe: From Medieval to Modern - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required HISK1102: Skills for Historians (2) - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Information Technology (20 Credits):
Required CT1101: Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1120: Algorithms - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1100: Computer Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1102: Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music) (20 Credits):
Required IS1100: Irish Music and Emigration - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS122: Performing Ireland 1:Traditional Irish Music & Dance since 1893 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required ISSK1100: Introducing Modern and Contemporary Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS124: Writing Ireland 2: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Italian (20 Credits):
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required IT1101: Italy at the movies - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúcháin (20 Credits):
Required LN103: Gnéithe den Aistriúchán - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN105: Bunscileanna Aistriúcháin - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN1103: Bunscileanna Gramadaí - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (20 Credits):
Required CG1100: Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1101: Machnamh Criticiúil agus Láithreoireacht - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1105: Bunús na hIriseoireachta - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1104: Na Meáin agus an tSochaí - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Mathematics (20 Credits):
Optional MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA131: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA185: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA135: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA208: Quantitative Techniques for Business - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA186: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA187: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Philosophy (20 Credits):
Required PISK1100: Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI120: Philosophical Questions & Issues - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI1100: Philosophical Perspectives: A History of Western and Eastern Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Sociological & Political Studies (20 Credits):
Required SP158: Introduction to Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP1100: Practising Sociology and Politics - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP159: Concepts and Practices of Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Spanish (Advanced) (20 Credits):
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required SH1102: Mundo hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (20 Credits):
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required SH1102: Mundo hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Year 2 (60 Credits)

Year 3 (60 Credits)

Year 4 (60 Credits)

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a career in the broad field of the creative industries, including film and television production, digital content creation, cultural administration, screenwriting and digital marketing. It also offers clear opportunities to pursue further study and research at postgraduate level, including the range of MA programmes at the Huston such as the MA in Film Production & Direction, the MA in Digital Media, and the MA in Film Studies: Theory and Practice.

Employing over 6,000 people nationwide, and generating an estimated €550 million annually, the creative industries are central to Ireland’s economic and cultural achievements on the global stage. At the heart of the industry’s success lie the creative talents of the individuals working within it. This exciting degree offers students a unique combination of theory and practice across the areas of film and digital media and positions them to become the next generation of content creators.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Year 3 of the programme offers students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge within real-world settings, including internships with media and arts organisations and supervised research and creative projects.

Study Abroad

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Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,300 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€3,076 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€13,850 p.a. 2018/19
EU Fees 2018/19:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

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