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DN530
Music, Film & Drama

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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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Music, Film and Drama are art forms that speak to the very core of human experience; they impact our lives every day. This 4-year programme allows students to immerse themselves in the close study of these forms, to understand them from cultural and historical perspectives, and to explore the ways in which they influence and transform each other. Learn how to understand the inner workings of these art forms. Deepen your knowledge of their historical development. Research and write about the important place of these arts in society.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
EMMPX. 5M2146 Multimedia Production
ELAXX. 5M3114 General Studies
. 6M3566 Drama
. 6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
. 5M5028 Applied Ecology
. 6M5545 Cartoon Animation
. 6M5159 Film and Television Production
. 6M5149 Broadcasting
. 6M5130 Media Production
BITSX. 6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
BALBX. 6M4985 Business
BAXXX. 6M5013 Administration
BMANX. 6M4587 Management
AAAXX. 6M3618 Arts Administration
EPHOT. 6M3732 Photography
APAPX. 6M4029 Art
. 6M2115 Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
DCXXX. 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
. 6M18534 Film and Television Production
. 6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
. 6M0691 Software Development
EPATP. 5M5163 Theatre Performance
. 5M5165 Trade Union Studies
ETFPX. 5M5158 Film and Television Production
. 5M5162 Media Engineering
EPADT. 5M5152 Theatre Production
DCHSX. 5M4468 Community Health Services
ERPXX. 5M4511 Radio Production
EYXXX. 5M4732 Youth Work
DTXXX. 5M5011 Tourism with Business
. 5M5048 Creative Media
BLSXX. 5M3789 Legal Studies
CASLT. 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
ECDXX. 5M3050 Community Development
EETXX. 5M3635 Education and Training
BBSAX. 5M2468 Business Administration
EPJXX. 5M2464 Journalism
EASSX. 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
. 5M2155 Creative Media
ECHSX. 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies


Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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The 4-year pathway prepares graduates to pursue careers in:

  • Theatre
  • The Music Industry
  • The Film Industry
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Arts Administration
  • Education
  • Academia
  • Performance.

The programme also prepares students for graduate study in:

  • Music
  • Film Studies
  • Drama Studies
  • Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Media Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education.



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