Taught course

Production and Direction

National University of Ireland Galway · College of Art, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Entry requirements

NQAI level 8 degree or equivalent, H2.2. GPA 3.2 or equivalent. Candidates with relevant professional experience may also be considered subject to a qualifying examination. To supplement your online application you should include: a sample of film-making (on DVD or VHS, accompanied with a precise description of your role in the production). two ideas (scripts or storyboards) for short films. two short critiques (200-400 words) of recent films or television programmes. An indication of your experience and preference for working in production, direction, camera, sound, and editing roles.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is a full-time degree taken over a twelve-month period. The year is divided into two teaching semesters (September to December and January to April). The programme offers training in film-making, integrated with courses in film history and analysis, supported by regular film screenings and workshops. The ethos of the programme is 'reflective practice' - that is, understanding production as a process informed by narrative analysis, cinematic traditions and creative discussion.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Fran Keaveney
+353 (0)91 49 5920