NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of English and Creative Arts College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1FPD1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Film Production & Direction This programme is undertaking a curriculum review and there may be changes to the course content. The most up-to-date information will be available on the course web-page. Your Course This is a rigorous, skills-based MA offering training in directing, producing, camera, sound and editing by leading industry practitioners. As well as acquiring practical filmmaking skills on this course, students are exposed to the history and diversity of film as an art form through weekly screenings and lectures. From the moment the programme begins, students are involved in collaborative filmmaking tasks which offer real-world training in a range of roles across the film production process. Throughout the year-long programme, students will develop their creative skills in a supportive environment while also having the opportunity to take modules in areas such as screenwriting, digital film and film administration. Career Opportunities 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. 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 honours 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. FIND OUT MORE AT: production-direction.html

CONTACT Ms Jenny Roche T: +353 91 495 920 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Opportunities exist for students to collaborate with students from other MA courses at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. 2. Film Production and Direction graduates are prepared to begin film and television production as creative professionals. 3. The course is heavily practice- based, with workshops led by current industry professionals.

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