Postgraduate
MA Film Production and Direction

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The MA in Film Production & Direction is a rigorous course that offers training in Directing, Producing, Camera, Sound, Lighting, and Editing.

From the moment the programme begins, students are involved in collaborative film-making tasks which offer real-world training in a range of roles across the film production process. The practice-based modules are complemented by modules in screen writing and film theory and analysis to enrich and inform the creative process and to deepen critical reflection. Through a series of carefully designed short film projects, students practice and develop a range of creative skills. The demanding schedule insists students refine their facility for effective communication, organisation and collaboration. This course is for those who are committed and passionate about making films.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,550

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The MA in Film Production & Direction is a rigorous course that offers training in Directing, Producing, Camera, Sound, Lighting, and Editing.
  • Graduates have gone on to success in various areas of the film and television industry, finding employment in production companies, television studios, post-production facilities and as freelance crew.
  • The practice-based modules are complemented by modules in screen writing and film theory and analysis to enrich and inform the creative process and to deepen critical reflection.
  • Many have won or been shortlisted for national and international awards including Brian Deane who won Babelgum Social/Environment Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 for his short film Without Words.

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

NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent H2.2, GPA 3.0, or international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. Students who do not meet the honors degree requirement but have a Level 7 (Merit 2) degree may be admitted to the PDip course, with the possibility of progressing to the MA if they receive a minimum of 60% in their course work during the year.

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

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Career Prospects


Graduates have gone on to success in various areas of the film and television industry, finding employment in production companies, television studios, post-production facilities and as freelance crew. Many have won or been shortlisted for national and international awards including Brian Deane who won Babelgum Social/Environment Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 for his short film Without Words. In 2009 the final project film, FGM won a Radharc Award for its producers Richard Walsh and Julian Ulrichs, who went on to edit the recently released SING STREET. Other accolades include screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival and wins in various short film competitions both nationally and internationally.

Notes


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