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Film and Television Production

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
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This one year course is designed to allow graduates of the existing Level 7 BA in Video & Film Production (and other similar programmes elsewhere) the opportunity to progress to a related Level 8 BA within DKIT. The programme covers modules to equip learners with the expertise to gain employment in the international and domestic film and television industry.  

In Semester 1, students partake in a 6-week Work Placement, along with the following modules:

  • Current Issues & Theories in Creative Media
  • Practice-Based Research: Methodology
  • Production Management

In Semester 2, students undertake the following modules:

  • Directing: Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Practice-based Researc

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This programme aims to update and modernise  the current Level 7 and Level 8 BA and BA (Hons) in Video and Film Production programmes with an ab-initio 4-year Level 8 degree programme in the Section of Creative Media to ensure that we continue to meet with with changing industry requirements for our graduates.

From College Website...
DK864 - Film and Television Production
Dundalk IT

From Qualifax...
DK864 - Film and Television Production
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Graduates will be equipped with the core competencies to engage in further professional training for any of the following careers:

  • Art Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Camera Operator
  • Director
  • Editor (on/off-line)
  • Focus-Puller
  • Lighting Cameraman/Director of Photography
  • Location Manager
  • Producer
  • Production Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant
  • Scriptwriter
  • Sound recordist/mixer 

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