Master in Digital Feature Film Production Programme


Program Description

Master in Digital Feature Film Production Programme


About the Digital Feature Film Production Programme

Digital Feature Film Production Programme

Real Film Education

Filmbase offers a unique, industry-facing masters-level course aimed at preparing filmmakers for the reality of writing, developing, pitching, producing, shooting, editing, posting and distributing feature films in digital formats.

Key features

  • Our programme in Digital Feature Film Production is a flexible course designed to develop industry professionals interested in feature film production.
  • Our students learn directly from experienced filmmakers in Ireland and the UK.
  • Our students use latest industry standard equipment.
  • Industry integration is a core feature of this programme.

What it’s about

The Digital Feature Film Production Programme is an exciting and innovative course that equips students with both creative and technological skills for future roles in digital film production and the creative industries.

Our philosophy is to nurture technical specialism and creative professionalism through research and practical production.

We aim to produce innovative thinkers that have the ability to create original film productions, enabled through a growing and enhanced understanding of digital technology.

Student access to digital cameras, filmmaking equipment and post-production facilities will assist this blend of contemporary technical skill and techniques, which will inform and prepare students for a future in practical film production.

What you do

The digital film-making component of the course studies the theory and practice of digital film-making and is designed to be extremely hands-on and practical. Students will produce a number of individual and group film based projects across a variety of modules, culminating in the production of a full feature-length film. These programmes are designed to contribute to a high-quality portfolio of work upon graduation.

The Digital Feature Film Production Programme requires evidence of the ability to achieve advanced production standards. Supervisors with feature film production experience will assist students in achieving their aims of creating a full-length film. Students will clearly demonstrate their increased knowledge of technology and their understanding of feature film creation as well as marketing and distribution strategies. In order to achieve these outcomes, the degree is reliant on a production crew functioning as an autonomous and independent unit.

Your work throughout the duration of this programme will require a significant element of independent development and research, allied with group and individual project work as required. Along with your ongoing assignment work, you will attend formal lectures offered by film academics, expert practitioners, industry strategists and key figures from the world of film and broadcasting in Ireland and abroad.

Students will have full library access and lending rights through the Dublin Business School (Aungier Street campus) and the Irish Film Institute resource library.

Additional Opportunities

Students will have the option of undertaking an optional industry visit to London in order to visit and make connections with key industry strategists, distributors, sales agents and post-production facilities.

Opportunities to visit the European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival in February will be facilitated. This will provide students with a unique opportunity to meet key industry professionals from around the world and to see the film marketplace in action.

Students will have access to industry events and panels at a selection of Irish film festivals. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the additional learning and networking opportunities offered at these events.

Fact File

  • Location: Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
  • Course Start: September 2018
  • Course Length: 1 year full-time
  • Attendance: Full time
  • Entry Requirements: Normal requirements are at least a second class honours degree or equivalent. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.
  • Application: Applicants should apply directly to Filmbase. Please see the How To Apply page for more details.
  • Awarding Body: University of West Scotland (UWS)
  • Fees: €6,450 (inc. registration fees)
  • Other Notes: Application does not guarantee entry to the programme. The application process may include an interview stage.

How to Apply

General Applications

Expressions of interest are currently invited from prospective students. Prospective candidates are asked to make contact with Filmbase to discuss the course in advance of making applications. Applications may involve an interview stage.*

Industry Applications

Filmmakers who have already completed a Feature Film in a professional capacity may apply to have their previous work validated for course purposes. Filmmakers applying on that basis may earn the Masters qualification on completion of a Creative Media Project and certain academic modules. Reduced course fees will apply in such cases.

Industry professionals interested in applying should make contact with Alan Fitzpatrick, Filmbase Director, as the first point of contact for this course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 12, 2018
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1 year
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6,450 EUR
Ireland - Dublin
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Ireland - Dublin
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