2021/2022

BA (Hons) (Film and Screen Media) - CK105

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BA (Hons) (Film and Screen Media) is a three-year, full-time honours degree programme. Applicants for this programme must fulfil the minimum entry requirements (see here).

To be eligible for the award of the BA (Hons) (Film and Screen Media) degree a student will be required to have achieved 180 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of First, Second, and Third Arts (Film and Screen Media). A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one year.

BA (Hons) (Film and Screen Media) (International) Pathway (see here)
The BA (Hons) (Film and Screen Media) (International) Pathway is a four-year programme which enables students to study abroad for a year in an approved University outside Ireland.


In First Arts (Film and Screen Media) students take Film and Screen Media (30 credits) together with two other subjects (15 credits each) from those listed below. It is recommended that at least one of these subjects be a language/literature subject. To avoid timetable clashes no more than one subject may be chosen from any separate group below.

2. (a)# Applied Mathematics, European Studies, Folklore, Greek and Roman Civilisation, Gaeilge/Irish
2. (b)# History of Art
3. Archaeology, Chinese Studies, German† (Non-Beginners' German), Latin, Mathematics, Mathematical Studies, Politics
4. French, Sociology, Studies in Music
5. Béaloideas, Economics, English, Greek, Religions and Global Diversity
6. (a)# Geography, Italian
6. (b)# Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy, Spanish

#Groups 2 (a) and 2 (b): Students can combine group 2 (b) History of Art with any subject from Group 2 (a) in First Year only. Students can only study one subject from Group 2 (a) and 2 (b) in Second and Third Year.
*Groups 6 (a) and 6 (b): From second year:

Subject Requirements - Points to Note:

Applied Mathematics: Students who wish to take Applied Mathematics must have achieved at least a H3 in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). Students taking Applied Mathematics in First Arts must also take Mathematics (MA1055). Applied Mathematics may not be combined with Mathematical Studies (MS1002, MS1003, MS1004).
European Studies: This subject is not available after first year in CK105
History of Art: History of Art may be taken with another subject in Group 2 in First Year only.
Studies in Music: This is not available as a subject option after first year in CK105.
Chinese Studies: This subject is not available after first year in CK105.
German: Students wishing to select German Non-Beginners should have a minimum grade H4 in German in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Beginners German is not available in CK105.
Latin: This subject is not available after first year in CK105.
Mathematics: This subject may not be combined with Celtic Civilisation or Spanish in First Arts due to timetable restrictions. Students who wish to take Mathematics must have achieved at least a H3 in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students who have passed MS1002, MS1003 and MS1004 may not register for MA1055 in a repeat year. Students who wish to register for Mathematics in Second year are strongly recommended to have achieved a minimum of 50% in Mathematics in the First University Examination in CK105. Students who achieve 40% will be allowed to register for Mathematical Studies in Second year CK105.
Mathematical Studies: Students who have passed MA1055 may not register for MS1002, MS1003 and MS1004 in a repeat year. Students who wish to register for Mathematical Studies in Second year CK105.are strongly recommended to have achieved a minimum of 50% in Mathematical Studies in the First University Examination in CK105.
French: A student will not normally be allowed to select French unless s/he has attained a pass standard in French in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent).
Béaloideas: Students wishing to select Béaloideas should normally have a minimum grade H4 in Irish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Lectures are through the medium of Irish. Students may not take both Béaloideas and Folklore.
Greek: This subject is not available after first year in CK105.
Italian: Students wishing to take Beginners' Italian are recommended to have a minimum of Grade H4 in another modern continental language, or Irish, or Latin, or Greek in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Italian are recommended to have a minimum of Grade H4 in Italian in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent).
Spanish: Students wishing to take Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin or Greek OR evidence of competence equivalent to Grade H4 in a foreign language other than Spanish. Students who have studied Spanish at second level and obtained a Grade below H4 can also join the Beginners' Spanish course. Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in Spanish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent).

Programme Requirements

Students take 60 credits as follows:
FX1001 (10 credits), FX1002 (5 credits), FX1003 (5 credits), FX1004 (10 credits)

plus two other First Arts subjects (15 credits each) from those listed here.
Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.


No student may register for Second Arts (Film and Screen Media) until s/he has passed the First University Examination in Arts (Film and Screen Media). The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

Student who wish to take the four-year option with a year abroad must register for the BA (Film and Screen Media) (International) Pathway at the beginning of Second Year.

In Second Arts (Film and Screen Media), students take 40 credits of Film and Screen Media plus 20 credits of one other subject continued from First Year.

Programme Requirements
Students take 60 credits as follows:
FX2001 (5 credits), FX2003 (10 credits), FX2004 (5 credits), FX2007 (5 credits), FX2008 (5 credits), FX2010 (5 credits)
plus 5 credits from FX2009 (5 credits), HS2057 (5 credits)

plus one other Arts subject (20 credits) continued from First Year.
Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for Third Arts (Film and Screen Media) until s/he has passed the Second University Examination in Arts (Film and Screen Media). The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

In Third Arts (Film and Screen Media), students take 40 credits of Film and Screen Media plus 20 credits of one other subject continued from Second Year.

Programme Requirements
Students take 60 credits as follows:
FX3001 (5 credits), FX3010 (10 credits), FX3011 (5 credits)
plus 20 credits from the following:
AS3015 (10 credits)
FX3003 (10 credits)
FX3015 (10 credits)

plus one other Arts subject (20 credits) continued from Second Year.
Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BA (Hons) (Film and Screen Media) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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