Welcome to Film & Screen Media

Film and Screen Media at University College Cork is a vibrant community of lecturers, researchers and graduate students. Led by internationally recognised experts, and with a thriving visiting speakers and guest practitioners component, our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees explore the history of filmmaking through the study of films from around the world, from the birth of cinema to the age of the Internet.

The Department of Film & Screen Media is committed to providing a high quality educational experience, offering our students as much face to face time as possible whilst keeping students and staff safe. To comply with government guidelines and to ensure the safety of both our students and staff, both our BA and MA programmes will be delivered in a blended fashion in 2021-2022. This means students will engage in both online learning (live online events and pre-made online content) and on-campus learning (in-person sessions at UCC).  How each module will be delivered depends on a number of factors including the subject being studied, the class size and public health guidelines.
For students unable to attend class due to illness, quarantine, or concerns about underlying medical conditions, online access to classes, tutorials and alternative assessments (where appropriate) will be made available. Please notify your year coordinator of any concerns at your earliest convenience.
In all instances, students are advised to consult Canvas and module co-ordinators with regard to teaching arrangements for specific modules.

Showcase of Student Work

The Fastnet Short Film Festival, in Schull, West Cork, continues to attract the cream of filmmakers from Ireland and beyond.

Dr Gwenda Young

Lecturer in Film Studies, Film and Screen Media, UCC

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Film and Screen Media at UCC is excellently placed to wear the AATCe badge, and assist in the transformation of students into digital leaders in a digital age.

Niamh McCartney

Education Account Manager | Apple Distribution International, Education

Any film studies course worth its salt needs to examine the opportunities and challenges presented by digital media.

Lord David Puttnam

Adjunct Professor of Film and Screen Media

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The aim of this initiative is to spread the "European idea" and to transport the spirit of European cinema to an audience of university students.

European University Film Awards

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UCC Film Writers is a collective of university students in Film and Screen Media, who are committed to delivering original, thought-provoking work on contemporary cinema.

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I enjoyed my time studying Film & Screen Media at UCC immensely and the MA in particular gave me the chance to research and write about the subjects.

Ellen Scally

Film and Screen Media
Masters Graduate

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I really enjoyed the MA, learning all about the history of cinema. It took me into research areas I never thought I would go in to before.

Nicole Clinton

Film and Screen Media
Masters Graduate

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The BA in Film and Screen Media gave me the core knowledge of both the practical and theoretical elements which are essential in the industry.

Kathleen Horan

Film and Screen Media
BA Graduate

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I'd been looking for a Masters in Film that was theoretical and that would also be okay with my practical knowledge in film-making.

Meera Sankar

Film and Screen Media
Masters Graduate

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Department of Film and Screen Media

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