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BA in Film and Creative Media



What will I learn?


What is Film & Creative Media?

Given the ever-increasing demand for creative content creation using film and creative media across all areas of enterprise, coupled with technological transformations there exists a growing demand for employees who have filmmaking, storytelling, audio, project management and production skills and competencies. This programme will prepare students for the challenges of our society and of our evolving technologies in the future of work while developing the work-ready skills. This programme is designed to appeal to students seeking to gain critical exposure to creative media and film practices as well as gain work experience and applied learning for a future career in the creative media sector.

Aims and Objectives

The BA in Film and Creative Media (Level 7, 180 ECTS) combines traditional communication and media production skills such as photography and video production, project management and professional practice, with technical training in multimedia production, processes and design. It’s a 3 year programme emphasising experimentation and creativity, teamwork and collaboration, design and innovation in developing student’s practical skills. Students will also be able to develop key transferable skills applicable to a broad range of artistic, commercial, industrial and public sector environments.
In addition, graduates will present Creative Portfolio which will be exhibited at the annual end of year DBS Arts Week Creative Showcase event providing students with an opportunity to network and connect with the industry.


Help students relate communication technologies with narrative possibilities and a perspective on telling stories to defined audiences.
Assist students to competently realise projects using audio and video software, camera equipment and storytelling devices that create meaning to a defined audience or client.
Develop students' knowledge of the theoretical and methodological skills necessary for producing a creative portfolio of work
Provide students with an understanding of the processes underlying creativity and innovation.
Place the students understandings of film and creative media within its cultural context
Enable students to operate within creative workplaces cognisant of professional practices and industry codes of behaviour.

Teaching and Assessment

The BA in Film and Creative Media provides a flexible, multimodal, active, peer-led, experiential and reflective learning environment for students. Modules will be delivered in a hybrid mode through a mix of guest lectures, workshops, study-tours, case studies, seminars, tutoring, laboratory/practical sessions, work-based learning, simulation activities, video role plays and much more. This will be facilitated by teaching styles and methods adopted and by placing greater emphasis on practically focused assessment. The assessment methods will range from media artefacts, essays, blogs, reports, presentations, in-class tests to photo-essays. The assessment will be 100% continuous assessment.

Which department am I in?

Dublin Business School

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
€10,050.00 (US$ 10,599) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023


Dublin Business School

13/14 Aungier Street,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide English Proficiency.

For international students

Leaving Certificate

Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2019 applicants must obtain a minimum of 5O6/H7, including a language. Some degree programmes will also require a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths.


Applicants must obtain four GCSE passes at grade C to include Maths and English plus one

FETAC Applicants

Minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC Level 5 awards is a full FETAC award. A full FETAC award normally contains 8 modules.

Mature Applicants

If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the programme for which they are applying. Please forward documentation such as any relevant transcripts, a CV or any other related documentation to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted.

English Language Requirement

For EU or Non EU applicants whose first language is not English an additional requirement is to have achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent to qualify for admission to Ordinary Degrees (Level 7 programmes).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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