Taught course

Film Studies:Theory History Practice

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Drama, Film and Music

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good honours degree of upper second class (2.1) or above, or an equivalent qualification, in a related or relevant area. The deadline for applications to the 2015/2016 programme is June 30th 2015. Applications from serious candidates may be considered after this date.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is a unique opportunity to embark upon a detailed investigation into the intellectual currents and aesthetic concerns surrounding the study and practice of film and digital media. From the outset, questions of history, theory and context are brought to bear on issues of close analysis and interpretation. Modules in Screenwriting, Creative Documentary Practice and Editing allow students to balance film theory and history with practice. At every step of the way your progress will be informed by an emphasis on independent study and critical thinking. In addition, the course aims to develop the key transferable skills required for postgraduate study. These include dissertation preparation, time management, and oral and written presentation.

Students take six taught modules and a Dissertation module that includes Research Methodologies.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Paula Quigley
+353 1 896 3512