BA (with Honors) in Film and Screen Media

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 3 or 4 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 16,080 / year

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The Bachelor of Film and Screen Media from University College Cork is a special and unique degree that offers students a comprehensive education on history, theory, values, aesthetics and the ideology of the moving image.

Our BA’s philosophy is that theory, analysis, and history must be informed by practice, and that practice, in turn, must be informed by understanding. insight into how cinema and ideas about the moving image have developed. Therefore, this unique program innovatively combines the study of film and screen media (Internet, mobile social networks, ezine) and practical filmmaking modules and screenwriting and digital filmmaking workshops.

Program description

The bachelor’s degree equips students with the skills for careers in the media, culture and creative industries, teaching, journalism, or for post-graduate study and research. graduate.

Led by internationally recognized experts, this BA will immerse students in the history and theory of film and the screen from around the world, from the birth of cinema to the era of Internet. Students also make films under the guidance of seasoned professionals and take advantage of the professionalization opportunities provided by the program’s association with film festivals such as Schull’s Fastnet Short Film Festival. With a thriving component of visiting speakers, invited professionals and artists-in-residence , students will have the opportunity to meet and be taught by film industry professionals and expert speakers from universities and files from around the world.

Program structure

  • Structure and modules of the BA program

The Bachelor of Film and Screen Media is a bachelor’s degree that lasts for 3 years. Students earn 60 credits each year, as follows:

  • First year: BA Film and Screen Media (30 credits) + two other subjects (15 credits each) </ span>
  • Second year: BA Film and Screen Media (40 credits) + other subject (20 credits) < / li>
  • Third year: BA Film and Screen Media (40 credits) + other subject (20 credits) < / li>

You can also take the International Path and spend your third year studying Film and your other subject at a partner university abroad.

Each year, students will take core courses in theories, history, and aesthetics of motion picture and film media, and practical filmmaking.

  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to media and screen culture
  • Early Cinema: From the Magic Lantern to the Pioneers
  • Introduction to digital media
  • Film Theory
  • Documentary cinema theory and practice
  • Writing and screen
  • Contemporary media and society
  • American cinema and culture
  • Irish cinema and genre

(Choose one of the following. Please note that the availability of specific optional modules may vary from year to year)

  • Cinema and Identity in Spain and Latin America
  • Cinema and realism
  • Display industries theory and practice
  • The gender lens
  • Case studies in European cinema
  • Optional modules (choose 20 credits from the following)
  • Special Studies in Film / New Media
  • New directions and new waves: American Cinema after 1960
  • Japanese cinema and culture

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Semester 1:

  • Automation and control systems engineering (all year)
  • Data transmission
  • Design of integrated systems 1
  • End of the year project (all year)
  • Power electronics design
  • Power systems engineering

Semester 2:

  • Communications systems
  • Automation and control systems engineering (all year)
  • Design of integrated systems 2
  • End of the year project (all year)
  • Innovation management
  • Electrical network systems

Admission requirements

  • The minimum requirement is Minimum rating H4 In one subject, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6 / H7 in four other subjects. English and Irish are requirements for all programs, unless the applicant is exempt from Irish. Students must have a valid driver’s license before beginning their placement in the third year.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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