This course provides a range of experiences in the scope, practices and demands of video and film production which will prepare students for employment in the media industries or in other industries where media play a part.
Due to the rapidly changing technologies and culture of video and film, the course promotes an awareness of the need for adaptation and change, and emphasises the experimentation, authorship and leadership that engenders innovation in “content”. It encourages the expression of self- and group identities, and an awareness of global film cultures.
On completion of the course
You will be a video/film-maker who may have chosen to develop a specialism in one or more areas of production, such as directing, producing, editing, camera, sound
You will have worked on a range of film/programme types, including documentary, drama, social action and commercial productions
You will have abilities in analysis of media texts, skills in project management and effective methods of working with other people and organisations
The emphasis on the management of complex productions, and on the importance of effective working with others, will provide you with a powerful set of graduate skills which will enhance your employability in any field.
What happens on the course?
Research, scriptwriting, camerawork, lighting, sound recording, video editing, sound design, DVD authoring, creation of streaming media, producing, directing, project management, working with actors, working with composers/musicians, creating accessible media, producing and directing drama, producing and directing documentary, producing and directing social action video, producing and directing commercial video.
Balancing a mix of practical work with a strong understanding of the artistic, technical and commercial contexts in which you might work, this programme embraces the latest communication technologies to help you realise your creative ambitions.
Creative, enthusiastic students who feel they have something to say will thrive on this course. It will challenge them to explore and extend their technical and creative skills in video production, specifically, lighting, camera, sound and editing. Extending a critical editorial voice alongside research practice and production management will nurture skill sets in producing, directing and production management.
Students will work on a combination of self-penned scripts and client based projects across the full range of video types. They work with professional and aspiring actors and collaborate with local and regional businesses to negotiate access to settings, locations, props and costumes. Individual authorship grows from such a fertile experience.
“This course provided a very comprehensive study into television production from initial concept right through to completion. This course has strongly influenced me and steered me on the right career path. It has made me always want to challenge myself, strive for perfection, and to always think outside the box – Richard Doyle – Creative Director at www.creativeproductions.ie
Our graduates can expect to have a culturally rich and technically proficient show reel of high quality video. They screen publicly at festivals and all will develop a career plan setting out their goals for graduate employment and or postgraduate development.
Video and Film Production graduates are media savvy global citizens. Entrepreneurship and a social conscience are developed alongside creative and practical skills equipping our graduates to set up new and enterprising businesses, win professional awards and take their digital media skills into the heart of the creative industries and new areas of economic growth.
Recent Student and Graduate Success
· Winner African Movie Academy Awards 2011: Best Feature Film. “The Mirror Boy” (2011) Andrew Webber, Editor also two films at Cannes Short Film festival 2011
· Richie Doyle of Creative Productions RTE series commission ‘Save our Shops’. 2011
· Royal Television Society (Midland) Nominee Best Drama 2010
· Disability Film Festival 2009 “Argh…It’s A Disabled Person”
· Royal Television Society (Midland) Student Drama & Best Student Production. 2008