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Film and Documentary

GMIT CCAM film students

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Film and Documentary

A three-year (Level 8) honours degree for those interested in developing a career in film, documentary, television and the audiovisual sector.

Discipline: Film and Documentary

Programme Code: 


Location: Galway – Cluain Mhuire

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Entry Requirements: Pass (Grade D3 or higher) in six (6) Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics, English or Irish. Two of the 6 subjects must be passed in higher-level papers at Grade C3 or higher.

Places: 48

CAO Round 1 Points: 310 (2021)

Why Study?

This programme is designed to provide a specialised knowledge of the history, theory and practical working of documentary and filmmaking.  Embedded in the programme is the opportunity for ethical and philosophical discourse with regard to representation, media and new technologies.

The practical and technical skills options include such specialist areas as screenwriting, editing, sound, production design, cinematography, VFX (visual effects) and knowledge of the planning, budgeting, and management requirements involved in shooting and delivering film and documentary projects.

The programme has strong links with the audiovisual industry, including the Galway film centre.

Programme Modules

  • Film (Drama)
  • Documentary (Digital video)
  • Visual and Critical Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Broadcasting Studies
  • Photography
  • Production Practice
  • VFX (visual effects)
  • Cinematography
  • Screenwriting
  • Editing
  • Production Design
  • Audio
  • Dissertation
  • Applied Languages (Gaeilge, German)

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with a more considered set of specialist skill which will strongly position them to enter the competitive world of film and documentary both nationally and internationally.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates will be eligible to apply for a range of cognate postgraduate courses (at Level 9) in other Irish and overseas institutions.

Essential Information: 

Mature Applicants
A number of places are reserved for mature applicants. Mature applicants will be exempt from the Leaving Certificate requirement, but will, however, be required to present for an interview to assess their suitability for the programme.

A minimum of 5% of places will be reserved for those with a full FETAC award.

Materials Fee
Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities. Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus, Part-Time or Full time Non-EU students.

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Contact Us

Felim McDermott
Programme Chair
Tel: +353 (0)91 745403

Centre for Creative Arts and Media:
Tel: +353 (0) 91 74 5403