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Film & BroadcastingScannánaíocht ┐Craoltóireacht

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Film & Broadcasting

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • ETFPX / 5M5158 / 5M18519 Film & Television Production
  • EMPXX / 5M18518 / 5M0528* Media Production
  • ERPXX / 5M4511 Radio Production
  • EMMPX / 5M2146 Multimedia Production
  • EPJXX Print Journalism
  • 5M2464 Journalism
  • EPAAX Performing Arts Administration

*In the case of QQI Level 5 Major in Media Production (5M0528), applicants must have five distinctions, of which four must be from among the following modules:

  • Digital Editing
  • Digital Photography
  • Film Production
  • Radio Programme Production
  • Desktop Multimedia Audio Production


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 7 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

This is a sample timetable for Year 1, Semester 1 which gives an indication of class contact hours. Timetables are subject to change.  Up to date timetables will be provided on commencement. 


Film & Broadcasting is about telling stories - whether fiction or factual. This course combines high standards of training in production skills to make courses, dramas and documentaries for radio, television and cinema with a well-grounded academic education in media theory and contextual studies.

Film and Broadcasting require both passion and discipline. The best films, documentaries and radio features come from students who are interested in the wider world, who have an awareness of current affairs and the socio-political forces that shape society. Potential students should be curious and open, displaying an eagerness to learn and to understand people, systems of all kinds and their historical contexts.

While the core focus is on traditional media, you will also study new media forms, which require all of the traditional skillsets and are really about delivering stories in different formats or supporting traditional storytelling (e.g. a TV programme) in different ways.

This course’s strength lies in the integrated approach to theory and practice. You will develop a critical and reflective understanding of a wide range of subject areas that both inform and underpin content development. It is this blend that continues to attract potential employers to our graduates. It also supports a broad range of career possibilities.

We aim to develop creative, socially aware practitioners who have deep disciplinary knowledge, can think critically, who are flexible and show a strong professional ethos.

Modules include Media Theory, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Television, Online Production, Drama, Documentary, Radio Production, Media Management and Audio.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to go an Erasmus exchange for one semester in Year 3.

  • Advertising Sales
  • Animator
  • Art Department Assistant
  • Arts Administrator
  • Boom Operator
  • Broadcast Assistant
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Casting Agent/Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Commentator
  • Continuity Announcer
  • Correspondent
  • Designer
  • Director (TV, film)
  • Director of Photography
  • Editor (offline & online)
  • Floor Manager
  • Lighting Director
  • Lighting Technician (broadcasting, film, video)
  • Location Manager
  • Media Distributor
  • Multimedia/Online Specialist
  • Newscaster
  • Presenter
  • Producer (TV, film, radio)
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Designer (TV, film)
  • Production Manager
  • Props Manager
  • Researcher
  • Runner
  • Screen Playwright
  • Scriptwriter
  • Sound Technician
  • Sound Technician (broadcasting, film, video)
  • Studio Manager
  • Subtitle Producer
  • Television Camera Assistant
  • Television Camera Operator
  • Vision Mixer
  • Writer

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

Film & Broadcasting is a well-rounded courses. It allowed me to understand both the practical aspects of film production, and the theoretical elements that support it. What has been particularly valuable for me is the strong alumni network actively working in the industry both at home and abroad
What was great about studying Film & Broadcasting was the balance of theory and practice. My time at TU Dublin really helped shape the path I wanted to follow…My curiosity in documentary was well nurtured and, with the support of the lecturers, I was able to make my final-year project and go on to win the Next Generation category at the Guth Gafa International Film Festival.
The four years I spent at TU Dublin not only gave me the confidence to believe I could be a successful director, but also gave me the skills to compete amongst the best in the industry. I’m now a freelance director, passionate about telling stories with a social purpose. My latest BBC documentary has just been nominated for a UK Broadcast Award for Best Single Documentary.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MA, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

TU Code


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 8


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman

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