• » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Film & Video

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Film & Video
    CAO Code  Add-on programme, not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  1 year. post Level 7 Bachelor Degree
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This course has been designed in response to the changing digital media landscape. The development of the digital film industry relies heavily on finding skilled professionals and graduates. While the industry traditionally required specialised areas to be catered for individually this too is changing. With the onset of digital film equipment, content has become more and more in demand and fast turnaround of projects is essential. This in turn means that multi-skilled graduates and individuals are more in demand than ever.
    You will learn how to transfer your ideas onto the screen producing content for Film, TV and audio-video. The programme provides opportunities for students to hone in on their niche interests. If this sounds like the outlet you need for your creative talents, then this Honours course will give you the added expertise you need.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The programme is offered in full-time mode for one year. Applicants must have a relevant Level 7 award with 180 ECTS credits and appropriate learning outcomes in Film / Video or a related area. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Industry / Competition Brief Mandatory  10  6
     Final Project (Pre-Production) Mandatory  10  6
     Dissertation Mandatory  10  2
     4/8  Final Project Mandatory  25  6
     Innovation & Creativity Mandatory  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    The final examination for the Degree consists of a combination of project work, an extended essay or dissertation on an individually selected design topic, and continuous assessment. On successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to:
    • Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the concepts, contexts and processes, which underpin the phases and sequencing of film/video/photographic productions.
    • Recognise the complexities and relationships between theory and practise in the conception and creation of moving and still imagery and sound
    • Test advanced knowledge of professional design and production competencies in a range of video, photographic and audio projects and the ability to critically analyse their work based on research and criticism.
    • Exercise appropriate judgement in generating coherent narratives, storyboards and planning, related to project planning and visual execution
    • Conduct and apply research in the development of transferable skills, which may be used in various context in the field of Digital Film/Photography
    • Act both independently or as part of a team through experience in real world production of video, photography and sound.
    • Manage projects by setting and meeting project milestones and reflecting on both successful and unsuccessful outcomes.
    • Demonstrate a critical and comprehensive understanding of contemporary Digital Film practices while giving them the tools to question and challenge existing precepts and develop an individual approach.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme, students may apply to progress to Post Graduate and Masters programmes at LYIT or at Institutes / Universities across Ireland and abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates from this programme are multi-skilled and may find employment with media and design companies, small creative enterprises or freelance in a range areas. Talented digital media designers have excellent career prospects in an exciting and ever changing industry. Many people in this industry choose to specialise in one area but they are often still multi-skilled and perform a combination of roles, especially in smaller organisations
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply