Undergraduate
BA (Hons) Film Studies

University College Dublin

Course Overview


Media literacy is a vital 21st century skill and the cultivation of such literacy stands at the center of this degree path.

Students are encouraged to make connections between literary, cinematic and televisual forms, to deepen their knowledge of screen cultures and, in particular, to ask serious questions about how representation, culture and politics interrelate. If you have a passion for media, this degree provides a unique opportunity for you to acquire key interpretive skills and hone your ability to make critically reasoned arguments.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

3 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

Opportunities may include: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, Université Sorbonne (Paris IV), France, University of Turin, Italy, University of Verona, Italy, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, University of Coimbra, Portugal, University of Barcelona, Spain, The University of British Columbia, Canada, University of Miami, USA, University of Otago, New Zealand.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

420

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,900 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • In Film, you will study classical and contemporary film, television and other media, and engage with relevant critical writing, building awareness of media in social, cultural, historical and theoretical contexts.
  • Assessment takes different forms such as written assignments, presentations, group projects and end-of-semester examinations.
  • Students attend lectures and tutorials and may undertake independent study.
  • In third year, all teaching takes the form of small group seminars.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

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

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Graduates have pursued careers in every strand of media and media culture, including film festivals and arts curation, archive work, education (schools and universities), media journalism and television and film production. Graduate study opportunities include MA and PhD degree programmes in Media Studies.
• Scriptwriter
• Film Producer
• Director
• Arts Officer
• Web Editor
• Community Manager
• Archivist
• Content Creator
• Digital Reporter
• Film Critic
• Production Coordinator
• Social Media Specialist

Notes


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