Undergraduate
BA Arts (Film and Digital Media)

NUI Galway

Course Overview


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.

Students become familiar with industry standard tools and techniques, in addition to developing the fundamentals for creative professional practice in applied art 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. Established in 2003 under the patronage of the Huston family, our graduates include an Academy Award and Emmy nominee for screenwriting. 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. In the first year, Film & Digital Media makes up half of the course, and students also choose two other subjects from the general Arts degree. In the second year, students study Film & Digital Media and one other subject carried over from first year. In the third year, the emphasis is on professional and practical development and giving students the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in years one and two within real-world settings. In the final year, students continue their study of Film & Digital Media and their chosen Arts subject, taking both for their final degree.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

Creative Community: As a student on the BA in Film & Digital Media you will become a member of the Huston creative community. Guest talks by industry practitioners, including Huston Adjunct Professor John Carney are offered to all students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will also become part of our network of students, past and present, who are working in the media industries locally and beyond.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

20

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,650

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The core focus on creative entrepreneurship and critical thinking also offers key transferable skills beyond media, with leading employers across all industrial sectors describing these as key graduate attributes in the contemporary labour market.
  • 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.
  • As a student on the BA in Film & Digital Media you will become a member of the Huston creative community. Guest talks by industry practitioners, including Huston Adjunct Professor John Carney are offered to all students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Digital production skills are key to these developments, whilst other sectors are increasingly seeking the unique contributions of creative thinkers and makers.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

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

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


This course prepares graduates for a career in the broad field of the creative industries, including film and television production, digital design and content creation, cultural administration, screenwriting and digital marketing. 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. Digital production skills are key to these developments, whilst other sectors are increasingly seeking the unique contributions of creative thinkers and makers.

Notes


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.